Exercise Your Options in Houston, TX

Have you taken advantage of the newly equipped fitness center near your home?  The Scotland Yard Fitness center boasts new equipment in a comfortable environment to help you get your body summer ready!  We make it easy to exercise your options with a large variety of workout choices between our exclusive fitness club to our racquetball court where you can sweat it all out!

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Treadmill

One of the most popular types of home exercise equipment is the treadmill, which provides a straightforward, efficient aerobic workout. The fitness center at Scotland Yard hosts two treadmills.  For many people, treadmills are a good choice to begin a new exercise routine because walking is well tolerated by most individuals regardless of fitness level and for most back conditions. As strength and endurance are developed, the treadmill can be used for jogging and/or for interval training.  The treadmill has a predictable surface that is much easier to negotiate than sidewalks, curbs or trails and the risk of tripping is reduced.  All aspects of the workout can be controlled by the user: speed, incline, warm up period, cool down period, and energy spend.  Generally, users can design custom programs to fit the time they have to exercise.  Some treadmills have special features such as step counters and heart rate monitors so fitness progress can be tracked.  Running on a treadmill generally burns calories faster than most other forms of in-home exercise.

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Elliptical Machine

Our fitness center also houses an elliptical machine.  Using an elliptical machine is generally considered low impact. An elliptical machine might be a good alternative to jogging, whether on a treadmill or outside.  An elliptical trainer shouldn’t cause knee pain if you’re using it correctly. You may experience knee pain, though, if you have an underlying knee problem, such as degenerative arthritis. With certain knee injuries, using a stationary bike might be a more appropriate option than using an elliptical machine. Talk to your doctor about what exercise is right for you if you have any injuries or health concerns.  Even if running is your main aerobic fitness activity, cross-training with an elliptical machine or other low-impact exercise equipment can help keep you fresh and prevent overload injuries.  If you use an elliptical machine, remember to maintain good posture to help ensure the most effective workout. Keep your shoulders back, your head up and your abdominal muscles tight. Look forward, not down at your feet. And don’t lean on the handles — let your lower body support your weight.

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Personal Gym

The personal pulley gym is engineered with innovative excellence and aesthetic appeal that the fitness industry has come to expect. This gym provides a complete range of functional training exercises designed to obtain maximum results and achieve a strong and versatile body. The personal gym is engineered to build multiple muscle groups through smooth, rhythmic, and continuous movements that support the body as it moves through life.

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Recumbent Bike

A recumbent bike is a bicycle that places the rider in a laid-back reclining position. Most recumbent riders choose this type of design for ergonomic reasons; the rider’s weight is distributed comfortably over a larger area, supported by back and buttocks.

 

 

 


Exercise your many options between our large range of floorplans at Scotland Yard Apartments in Houston, TX.  We have a place for everyone and we are standing by to find your new home!  Contact the Leasing Office today at (713) 799-9460.


 

 

 

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