The commitment to get to the gym on a regular basis may have come and gone for many by now -- and understandably so.
While most people may have the desire, busy lives usually trump resolutions. Before you know it, your fitness goals have fallen by the wayside.
Worse yet, maybe you've been able to get to the gym, but injuries and soreness are threatening to derail you. If this is the case, the answer may not lie in your local fitness center, but rather in a more alternative approach to health and wellness -- in the privacy of your own home.
Infrared saunas are now being championed by doctors and other medical professionals as a way to relieve joint pain, facilitate weight loss, reduce stress and boost the immune system. This new wave of saunas is different in that the heat from an infrared sauna can penetrate up to 3 inches into your body, heating muscle tissue and even internal organs without heating the surrounding air. This lower heat range allows users to stay in the sauna for a longer period of time, while discharging toxins stored in your cells, and purging it out of the body by turning it into sweat.
The advantage of the longer session is that you sweat more and for a longer time so you burn added calories.
Depending on your metabolism, half an hour in an infrared sauna could utilize 500-700 calories or the equivalent of a two-mile jog.
For David Floyd, founder of the Hi-Q Fitness center, creating a product that would serve as a complete home health spa seemed a natural progression for users who wanted to lose weight, shed toxins, alleviate joint and muscle pain while at the same time reversing the aging process.
"Most of us are far too busy, and frankly no longer enjoy the gym experience. I designed the Hi-Q because I, like millions of others, crave the feeling of (and aspire to be) being at or near the conditioning level that we were in our late 20s and 30s," he says.
To this end, the new patent-pending Hi-Q Fitness center can be used as an at-home gym by anyone, regardless of age or physical limitations. You can perform exercise routines using bands in the sauna, or simply enjoy its healing properties of loosening stiff muscles, ligaments and tendons, all while burning calories and purging your body of toxins.