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The Power House Couple behind Hest Fitness Products- Then and Now

πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Meet Albert and Paula Kessler – the powerhouse couple behind Hest Fitness Products.

From day one, they’ve been the driving force, ensuring our community has access to top-notch fitness equipment. Check out Albert back in the day…., Paula is not in this picture. She was busy working inside the store.

πŸ‘€ Fast forward to today, and it’s clear: they’ve not just maintained their commitment to fitness, they’ve elevated it. As co-owners, Albert and Paula haven’t just built a business; they’ve built a legacy of health and vitality that’s as strong as they are.

πŸ’ͺ Their journey is proof that with perseverance and a partner by your side, you can achieve enduring wellness. Let’s celebrate the Kesslers, who lift more than just our spirits – they lift the whole community!

To learn more about the Kesslers, check out the About the Team page.

Hest Fitness Products: LOOK Better. FEEL Better. DO More.

#HestFitnessProducts #CommunityStrong #FitnessLegacy #PowerCouple

Strength Training Assistance for Beginners

πŸ€” Unsure How to Start? Let’s Straighten Things Out!

Sometimes the hardest part of strength training is the beginning, especially when you’re trying to figure it all out on your own. But don’t worry, Jeremy Villareal and the other members of the Hest Fitness Products team are here to guide you through the maze of machines and weights!

At Hest Fitness Products, we know that starting your fitness journey can be as confusing as doing a preacher curl and a cable press simultaneously β€” and let’s be honest, you won’t see that in any workout routine! πŸ˜„

Jeremy’s extensive experience in the fitness industry makes him the perfect person to clarify your doubts, simplify your workout regimen, and make sure you’re using our equipment correctly and safely. He also guides commercial clients as they set up their fitness facilities.

So if you’re tangled up in questions, just remember β€” our team is here to help you find the straight path to LOOK Better. FEEL Better. DO More.

Swing by our showroom, meet Jeremy, and let’s turn that confusion into confidence!

#FitnessJourney #HestFitness #StrengthTraining #GetStrong #FitnessHumor #MeetOurTeam

Weight Benches- Why You Should Consider Using One in Your Home Gym

🌟 Step Up Your Home Gym Game with Inspire Weight Benches at Hest Fitness Products! 🌟

Unlock the full potential of your workouts with our versatile Inspire weight benches! Whether you’re pressing, curling, or flying, these benches have you covered. Benches allow you to:

Diversify Your Routine: Jump into a range of exercises that target crucial muscle groupsβ€”push your limits!

Ramp Up the Intensity: Adjust your bench to add challenge and accelerate muscle growth. Perfect for every fitness journey!

Train with Confidence: Our Inspire benches boast superior construction and padding for ultimate safety and stability.

Maximize Space: Limited room? Our sleek, foldable model tucks away easily under beds or in closets, making it ideal for tight spaces.

πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Ready to enhance your workout experience? Swing by Hest Fitness Products and choose the bench that powers up your training!

#HestFitness #HomeWorkout #ElevateYourTraining #InspireSuccess

Inspire Leg Press is Now on Showroom Floor

Take a look at Caleb Harris testing the Inspire Leg Press that was just set up on our Hest Fitness Products -Corpus Christi showroom floor!

The Inspire Leg Press could be the perfect addition to your home gym. It works with both the compact, Inspire M3 home gym and the two stack, Inspire M5 home gym. Whether you’re aiming to tone your legs, build muscle, or simply stay active, this leg press is designed to help you reach your fitness goals.

Leg press machines are used primarily for lower body strength training. They target muscles such as the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. By pushing against a weighted platform with the legs, users can effectively strengthen these muscles. Leg presses can help improve muscle tone, increase strength, and enhance overall lower body endurance. Leg presses are often used as part of a comprehensive workout routine to target the lower body specifically.

Visit our showroom today to try out the Inspire Leg Press for yourself and take your home workout to the next level!

πŸ’ͺ #HestFitnessProducts #InspireLegpress #HomeGymEssentials

🌸🌿 Embrace the Beauty of Spring with Hest Fitness Products! 🌿🌸

Can you feel it? The warm sunshine, the gentle breeze, and the vibrant colors all around? It’s the perfect day to soak up the beauty of a South Texas spring day and get moving with Hest Fitness Products! πŸ’ͺ

Take a break from your routine and step outside to breathe in the sweet scent of wildflowers in bloom. Let the warm sunshine energize you as you embark on a refreshing outdoor workout. Whether it’s a brisk walk, a jog in the park, a stroll along the beach or a peaceful yoga session, there’s no better time to connect with nature and revitalize your body and mind. πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ

But wait, there’s more! Why not spread some extra positivity today? 🌟 Pay it forward with a random act of kindness, share a smile with a stranger, or simply take a moment to express gratitude for the little joys in life. Together, let’s make this day a ripple of happiness and good vibes across South Texas! πŸ€—

So, what are you waiting for? Lace up those sneakers, make the most of this beautiful spring day! LOOK Better. FEEL Better. DO More.

#HestFitness #SpringVibes #GetMoving

8 Tips for Finding Time to Exercise: Maximizing Your Fitness Journey Amidst Busy Schedules

Time: Our Most Precious Asset in Fitness and Well-being

We all have the same 24 hours in a day. How we choose to utilize this time plays a pivotal role in shaping our fitness journey and overall well-being. Whether you’re aiming to sculpt a beach-ready body, enhance your mobility, boost your energy levels, or manage daily stress, time management is crucial.

Tips to Optimize Your Time for Fitness and Wellness:

1️⃣ Set Clear and Achievable Goals:

  • Why it Matters: Defining specific, measurable, and realistic goals provides direction and purpose to your fitness journey.
  • Action Steps: Write down your goals, break them into smaller milestones, and track your progress regularly.

2️⃣ Prioritize Physical Activity:

  • Why it Matters: Regular exercise is fundamental for achieving fitness goals, improving overall health, and managing stress.
  • Action Steps: Incorporate at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week, along with muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days.
  • No Gym? No Problem!
    If you find it challenging to make time for the gym, remember that effective workouts can be done right in the comfort of your own home. Bodyweight exercises, yoga, and home workout videos are great alternatives to traditional gym workouts. Making use of your home environment can be both convenient and effective, allowing you to stay consistent with your fitness routine, even on busy days.

3️⃣ Plan and Schedule Your Workouts:

  • Why it Matters: Planning ahead helps you allocate time for workouts, ensuring consistency and preventing last-minute excuses.
  • Action Steps: Use a calendar or fitness app to schedule your workouts, meal prep sessions, and rest days.

4️⃣ Limit Screen Time and Digital Distractions:

  • Why it Matters: Excessive screen time can lead to sedentary behaviors and increased stress levels.
  • Action Steps: Set specific times to check social media and emails, and allocate the saved time for physical activity, relaxation, or mindfulness practices.

5️⃣ Maintain Consistency:

  • Why it Matters: Consistency is key for long-term success in fitness and wellness.
  • Action Steps: Establish a regular routine that includes a balanced mix of cardio, strength training, flexibility exercises, and rest days.

6️⃣ Incorporate Variety in Your Fitness Routine:

  • Why it Matters: Variety prevents boredom, reduces the risk of overuse injuries, and challenges different muscle groups.
  • Action Steps: Try different types of workouts, such as HIIT, yoga, swimming, or cycling, to keep your fitness routine engaging and effective.

7️⃣ Manage Stress Through Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques:

  • Why it Matters: Chronic stress can negatively impact your physical and mental health, hindering progress towards your fitness goals.
  • Action Steps: Practice mindfulness, meditation, deep breathing exercises, or yoga regularly to manage stress and improve overall well-being.

8️⃣ Build a Supportive Community:

  • Why it Matters: A strong support system can boost motivation, accountability, and adherence to your fitness goals.
  • Action Steps: Join fitness classes, online communities, or find a workout buddy to share your journey, challenges, and successes.

Remember, achieving your fitness and wellness goals is not about having more time, but making the most of the time you have available. Every small, consistent effort you invest in your health and well-being adds up over time, bringing you closer to your desired outcomes.

Ready to create your own home gym or fitness room? Hest Fitness Products offers a variety of cardio and strength conditioning equipment to help you achieve your fitness goals right from the comfort of your home. Stop by one of our showrooms or explore our website to explore our range of products and start building your home gym today!

Spring into Rowing: Understanding Common Home Rowing Machine Terms

🌱 As spring weather blooms, our thoughts may turn to water sports like rowing! πŸš£β€β™‚οΈ

Rowing offers a fantastic full-body workout suitable for people of all fitness levels. While rowing outdoors is enjoyable, it isn’t always practical. Indoor rowing machines provide a great alternative. These indoor fitness rowing machines are typically equipped with consoles that display your workout metrics in real-time.

If you’re new to rowing, the terminology on these consoles might seem a bit confusing at first. Don’t worry – we’re here to help! Below, we break down some common rowing terms to help you better understand your workout.

SPM (Strokes Per Minute)

SPM refers to the number of strokes you complete in one minute. It’s a measure of how fast you’re rowing. Adjusting your SPM can help you control the intensity of your workout and tailor it to your fitness goals.


In rowing, a “split” indicates how long it would take you to row 500 meters if you continued at your current pace. For example, a 2:00 split means it would take you 2 minutes to row 500 meters. Monitoring your splits can help you track your progress and challenge yourself during each workout.


Output measures the total work you’ve done during your rowing session. It’s calculated based on the resistance level, speed, and duration of your workout. A higher output means a more intense and effective workout, helping you achieve your fitness goals faster.


Watts measure your power output while rowing. It’s a combination of your speed and the resistance level. Increasing your watts can help you build strength and endurance, making your rowing workouts more challenging and rewarding.

Experience Rowing with Hest Fitness Products

Are you ready to experience the benefits of rowing firsthand? We invite you to visit the Hest Fitness Products Showroom and try out our latest models. We carry a variety of rowing machines, including the interactive Aviron Strong Series Rower, Spirit CW800 Rower, and Spirit XRW600 Rower, designed to meet your fitness needs and help you achieve your goals.

πŸ“ Hest Fitness Products: LOOK Better. FEEL Better. DO More.

San Antonio’s Newest Home Fitness Room

πŸ‹οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Exciting Delivery and Installation Alert! πŸ‹οΈβ€β™€οΈ

We are thrilled to share that we recently delivered and installed a fantastic home gym for a happy customer in San Antonio! πŸŽ‰

If you’re looking for inspiration for your own home gym or fitness room setup, here’s what we included in this particular installation:

πŸ”Ή Helix Lateral Trainer: A versatile cardio machine that offers a unique and effective low-impact workout.

πŸ”Ή Inspire M3 Multigym: Ideal for strength training, this multigym provides a variety of exercises to target and tone different muscle groups.

πŸ”Ή Inspire Spin Bike: A high-quality spin bike perfect for indoor cycling workouts to get your heart pumping.

We take pride in helping our customers achieve their fitness goals by providing top-notch equipment and expert installation services.

Thinking about setting up your own home gym? Let us help you make it a reality! Check out our wide range of fitness products tailored to suit your needs.

Thank you for choosing Hest Fitness Products for your fitness journey! πŸ‘

Hest Fitness Products Showcases Advanced Fitness Equipment at Rio Grande Valley Home & Garden Show

McAllen, TX – Hest Fitness Products is thrilled to announce its participation in the Rio Grande Valley Home & Garden Show, taking place this weekend at the McAllen Convention Center. The event kicks off today, March 22, 2024, at 2 PM, and fitness enthusiasts are in for a treat with Hest Fitness Products’ impressive lineup of exercise equipment on display.

Sneak Peek: A Glimpse Inside Hest Fitness Products’ Booth

Manny Alcantar has provided a sneak peek of the Hest Fitness Products booth, showcasing a variety of state-of-the-art fitness equipment designed to help individuals achieve their fitness goals and lead a healthier lifestyle.

Experience the Inspire SF5 Smith Functional Trainer

Visitors to the Hest Fitness Products booth at the Rio Grande Valley Home & Garden Show will have the exclusive opportunity to try out the Inspire SF5 Smith Functional Trainer, a state-of-the-art fitness equipment designed to revolutionize strength training and functional fitness exercises.

The Inspire SF5 gym is a versatile workout station equipped with a smith machine and a functional trainer, offering users a comprehensive and customizable workout experience. The SF5 features two 165 lb weight stacks that can be upgraded to 215 lb each, allowing for progressive resistance training tailored to individual fitness levels.

One of the standout features of the SF5 is its patented Smith Bar, which provides a guided and controlled lifting motion, reducing the risk of injury and allowing users to target specific muscle groups more effectively. The sliding adjustable pulleys and built-in storage for free weights add to the gym’s versatility and user-friendly design.

In addition to its core features, the SF5 comes with extras like mountain climbing grips and band anchors, further expanding the range of exercises that can be performed on this multifunctional fitness equipment.

Benefits of Working Out with a Smith Machine

Utilizing a smith machine like the one featured in the Inspire SF5 Smith Functional Trainer offers several benefits for fitness enthusiasts. The guided and stabilized lifting motion provided by the Smith Bar allows users to focus on their form and technique, making it easier to target specific muscle groups and achieve optimal results.

Smith machines are also ideal for individuals who are new to weightlifting or those recovering from injuries, as they provide a safer and more controlled environment for strength training exercises. The Inspire SF5 gym combines the benefits of a smith machine with the versatility of a functional trainer, offering a comprehensive workout solution for users of all fitness levels.

Explore the Inspire CS3 Cardio Strider

Hest Fitness Products is excited to feature the Inspire CS.3 cardio strider at the Rio Grande Valley Home & Garden Show. This unique fitness equipment offers a one-of-a-kind striding motion that reduces stress on the knees, hips, and back, making it ideal for individuals looking for a low-impact cardio workout.

The Inspire CS.3 cardio strider provides a full-body workout that targets both the upper and lower body, allowing users to engage multiple muscle groups simultaneously and maximize their calorie burn. Its innovative design and smooth motion make it a must-try for anyone interested in cardiovascular fitness without the joint strain often associated with traditional cardio machines.

Discover PowerBlocks: The Ultimate Space-Saving Dumbbells

Hest Fitness Products is proud to showcase PowerBlocks at the Rio Grande Valley Home & Garden Show. PowerBlocks are a space-saving fitness solution, as one set of PowerBlocks can replace an entire set of dumbbells. This innovative design allows users to easily adjust the weight and customize their workouts, making PowerBlocks a versatile and convenient choice for any home gym.

Introducing YBells: The 4-in-1 Fitness Tool

YBells are another innovative fitness tool featured at the Hest Fitness Products booth. Designed to serve four roles, YBells can be used as a dumbbell, a kettlebell, a double grip med ball and a push-up stand, offering users a versatile and efficient workout experience. With their ergonomic design and multifunctional capabilities, YBells are perfect for individuals looking to maximize their workout options and achieve a full-body workout with one compact tool.

Visit Hest Fitness Products at the Rio Grande Valley Home & Garden Show

If you’re in McAllen this weekend, don’t miss the chance to stop by the Hest Fitness Products booth at the Rio Grande Valley Home & Garden Show. Our team of fitness experts will be on hand to provide demonstrations, answer any questions you may have, and help you find the perfect fitness equipment to meet your needs.

We look forward to seeing you there and helping you on your fitness journey!

Hest Fitness Products booth 626 at the 2024 Rio Grande Valley Home & Garden Show in McAllen, TX
Hest Fitness Products Booth at Rio Grand Valley Home & Garden Show.