Fitness Equipment Glossary

You will discover dozens and dozens of different type of home fitness equipment out there so monitoring them can be quite the task, even for an expert. The constantly influx of new type of innovations and equipment also do not help and can intimidate beginners to the fitness world. We have compiled a set of the most frequent conditions regarding fitness equipment and break them into simple to understand, non-jargon information. We have also complete which body part the equipment targets, if appropriate. If words like ergometer, P80 console and cruz machine baffle you, this list will probably be your friend. We have gathered up all the fitness equipment names that we could find and we are constantly adding to this list. might be Gym Performance

Abdominal Bench

Category: Power 

Physique Parts Targeted: abdominals

A great ab bench is an exercise bench that is generally at a fall, usually with padded lower-leg rollers to hook your legs or foot around to perform a recession or sit-up. In addition there are changeable versions of these to can perform different exercises on.

Adjustable Bench

Category: Durability

Body Parts Targeted: N/A

Being a flat counter, nonetheless they are adjustable to either become a flat counter, an incline bench or a decline bench.


An abbreviation for the Precor AMT (Adaptive Action Trainer) which is an all-in-one elliptical machine. With the ability to change strides and adjust to the user without the manual adjustments.

Arc Trainer

Category: Cardio

Body Parts Targeted: hamstrings, quadriceps, gluteus maximus, core (if it includes upper body: triceps, biscoteaux, back)

A cardio machine created by Cybex that closely resembles an oblong, but the independent suspended pedal mechanism further reduces influence on your lower joint capsules.

Assisted Chin Dip

Category: Durability

Body Parts Targeted: triceps, deltoids, pectorals, stomach, biceps

An assisted chin dip machine is a tower with two misaligned rods. Some machines will have the user either kneel or stand on a weighted platform. The person starts with their biceps and triceps at a 90 level angle and extends their arms to do the exercise.


See entry for elliptical.

Curl Bench

Category: Strength

Areas of the body Targeted: N/A

Also sometimes called a preacher curl. This table resembles a seat with a padded section in front. The user places their arm over the padded part of the counter and is capable of doing curls with proper form.