KATHMANDU: You want to slip into your favourite pair of old jeans, but to your dismay they gets stuck just below your thighs and even after a great struggle you are defeated. The anger and frustration you feel for having gained weight makes your heart ache.
Does all this sound familiar? If yes, then it’s time you started living a healthy life and stay fit. Moreover, in this modern era you are blessed with new technologies that can help give you ‘that’ body you’ve always wanted.
While looking for fitness equipment to shape up your body, fitness stores like Spirit Fitness P Ltd at Jawalakhel, Spectrum Merchandise Pvt Ltd at United World Trade Centre, Tripureshwor, The Ultimate Fitness at Kupondole and Fitness Choice at Kalikasthan can be your stops to purchase fitness equipment. You will be able to find treadmills, home gyms, multi-gyms, exercise cycles, cross trainers, dumbbells, gym balls, AB King Pro, gym accessories and more.
As per Benu Adhikari, Managing Director of Spectrum Merchandise, due to modernisation and awareness among people about fitness the business is in demand. “These days people are conscious about their health and with the help of fitness equipment they want to live a healthy life,” he informs.
Agreeing with Adhikari, Narayan Shrestha, employee at Spirit Fitness P Ltd shares, “Due to traffic problems, pollution and with people’s busy schedules, one stays healthy by exercising indoors on those machines.”
Before all this you should know which equipment suits you best, elaborating on this Durga Silwal, Director of Fitness Choice told that the most demanding and user-friendly fitness equipment are treadmills and cross trainers.
At these stores, you will get domestic and commercial equipment, the latter are more expensive and durable.
“Commercial equipment are for fitness clubs and gyms where in one machine around 50 people work out in a day. For domestic use, around three members of the house use the machine. This is the reason why domestic use equipment are cheaper,” added Silwal.
About using the equipment Adhikari explains, “Those under the age of 17 must not use such exercising machines. And gym equipment should be used only under professional supervision.”
Meanwhile, Shrestha opines, “Treadmills can track the distance covered while doing cardio and also calories burnt during the process.” Mostly the equipment at these stores are imported from Taiwan, Korea, the UK, China and India. In the market, eight varieties of treadmills are available. According to Adhikari, treadmills should be chosen as per the users’ height and weight. Those who want to do hardcore exercise will need incline in treadmills.
Advising further on durability Silwal mentions that the equipment should not be exposed to sunlight, air and dust. “Servicing must be done twice every year.”
When it’s time to pay you will get discounts and the service of free home delivery from the stores. There is also warranty from three months to two years for a particular equipment. Meanwhile, at Spectrum Merchandise “maintenance charge is free even after the completion of warranty period where minimum charge will be taken for the spare parts if required,” says Adhikari.
Silwal claims, “We give instant service and we have four vehicles on standby for service and delivery.” At these stores, you can get from 10 per cent up to 25 per cent discounts on every purchase.