There are so many excuses not to exercise. People say they do not have the time, do not know what gym to attend, do not have a good workout program, and just do not have the tools. In an effort to eliminate a few of these excuses this article is meant to give some information on how to get local exercise equipment supplies. When it comes to exercise equipment, here are the basics. You should diversify. Your body needs a mix of cardio workouts along with some weight training in order to keep a healthy balance of strength and endurance. Some items that you should consider include dumbbells, free weights, rowing machines, Stairmaster, and treadmills. These offer you the necessary variety while at the same time being accessible and easy to store. Cardio workouts can be the best all around workouts for your body. They keep your heart healthy, improve your lungs' ability to oxygenate your body, and help you keep off unwanted weight. Treadmills and Stairmasters are great way to attain this. Treadmills are great because you can run in the comfort of your own home, at a moment's notice. You can set the speed, incline, and time of your run and train in any way that you like. They are extremely easy to put away when you are done running and are usually compact enough to store under a bed or in a closet. Stairmasters add a little strength training to your cardio workout. Not only are you raising your heart rate but you are also gaining strength and muscle in your upper thighs. This can be an added benefit for any day to day activity. You can get treadmills and Stairmasters at any local retailer in your area, or you can search for them online.