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Consumer Reports: Big Promises of Some Infomercial Exercise Machines Fall Flat; Plus, Set Up a Home Gym for Under $100
Date:1/5/2009

What's real and what's hype in infomercial fitness machines; plus tests of 40 exercise equipment machines include 6 Consumer Reports Best Buys

YONKERS, N.Y., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new reports from Consumer Reports separate the wheat from the chaff in home workout equipment -- from ab crunchers, cardio gadgets, and upper-body devices sold on TV and Internet infomercials, to treadmills, elliptical exercisers, stationary bikes, heart-rate monitors, and pedometers. All of the information in these reports and more will be available online in a special New Year's do-it-yourself guide to diet and fitness at www.ConsumerReportsHealth.org. The online guide also includes tips for building a home gym for less than $100 and the results of a new survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center that reveals the stay-skinny secrets of the forever-thin.

Consumer Reports notes that gym memberships, which peaked at 42.7 million in 2006, have slid in the past few years while sales of home equipment have continued to grow. For those interested in building a home gym, it pays to shop carefully, taking into consideration one's budget, space constraints, and workout preferences. "You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a good workout at home," says Gayle Williams, deputy health editor, Consumer Reports. "Choose what's right for you -- not which sales pitch is the most alluring -- and then commit to doing the work. That's how you'll get results."

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Infomercials make a lot of big promises about the exercise machines they hawk on TV and the Web. But do they deliver? To find out, Consumer Reports assembled panels of testers. One group looked at the ads and then used the devices, ranging in price from $40 for the Perfect Pushup to $2,50
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