Finding and purchasing exercise equipment for bigger body fitness can be a daunting task. Finding sturdy big and tall bikes can be particularly hard if you don’t know where to shop or what features to look for. The adult bikes at most bike retailers are only designed for small to medium adults – typically up to about 200 or 250 pounds. Whether they are big retailers or smaller bike stores, most bike retailers tend to inventory bikes with frames, wheels and brakes which are not designed for larger weight or taller passengers.
The best fitness trainer may not be an effective plus size personal trainer. To achieve success with a plus size or big & tall client, a trainer needs to know how to motivate the larger client and how to select fitness activities that will be effective to meet the needs of the client.
Plus size exercise equipment is designed to meet the weight support needs of the larger body. Exercise machines are constructed with stronger supports and connections. Inflatable exercise equipment have thicker sides and stronger seams. Equipment that requires seating, such as cycles, have wider seats that are securely attached to the equipment’s frame. In general, lighter weight equipment can buckle and break, often causing injury.