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  • Will Dumbbells help Me Lose Weight

    The road to weight loss is paved with a calorie deficit where you end up expending more calories than you’re taking in.  If you’re asking yourself the question, “Will dumbbells help me lose weight?” the answer can be, “Yes,” if they’re part of an overall exercise and diet program that’s designed to create a calorie […]

  • Why Do Weight Plates Stop at 45lbs?

    If you’ve been working out for any length of time, you may have noticed that weight plates typically come in standard weights of 5 pounds, 10 pounds, 25 pounds, and 45 pounds.  But why do weight plates stop at 45 lbs. and not go right up to 50?  It seems the main reason for this […]

  • Why Are Home Gyms So Expensive?

    For those who just don’t feel comfortable setting foot in a public gym, the thought of creating a workout space in one’s home can sound incredibly appealing.  We often get asked, “Why are home gyms so expensive?”  But the fact is that they don’t have to be.  Sure, there are a lot of exercise machines […]

  • How to Store Weight Plates

    Keeping your home gym clean and free of obstructions is necessary for a safe and healthy workout.  You don’t want to be tripping over barbells and weight plates when you’re carrying a hefty load.  For that reason, there’s a wide range of weight plate storage systems available to the home gym enthusiast.  In this article, […]

  • Are Dumbbells Better Than Machines?

    We quite often get asked, “Are dumbbells better than machines?”  Because there is no straight, simple answer to that question, we’ll typically respond with a question of our own.  “What are you trying to accomplish?”  When you know what you’re looking to achieve, the differences between dumbbells and exercise machines is a little easier to […]

  • Will Lifting Dumbbells Increase Muscle Mass?

    For those who lift weights, the customary goal is to increase muscle mass for a more chiseled and cut look.  But do you need a full array of weights to do this?  What if you only have access to dumbbells with relatively light weights?  Can you still increase your muscle mass the same way as […]

  • Are All Weight Plates the Same Size?

    One question that we’ve come across when dealing with people new to the weightlifting scene is, “Are all weight plates the same size?”  This question typically comes from people looking to purchase a barbell and some weight plates but aren’t quite sure what’s right for them. That’s only natural.  The fact is that there are […]

  • Can You Lose Weight Bench Pressing?

    Many people start working out in the hopes of losing weight.  There are a myriad of exercises you can choose from, but if you’re focused on dropping the pounds, what are the best exercises you can do?  Can you lose weight bench pressing?  This article will look at bench pressing and the ability of that […]

  • TRUE Fitness Products Now Available at California Spa & Fitness

    California Spa & Fitness is thrilled to announce that we now carry TRUE fitness products. TRUE has been an industry leader for over three decades, designing and manufacturing durable, innovative fitness equipment that is affordable and easy to use. Today, they are recognized as a global leader in premium fitness machines, for both home or […]

  • Can You Have a Weight Bench Upstairs?

    Different people have several different reasons for working out at home rather than taking out a membership at the local gym.  Convenience is usually a major factor since it means you don’t have to head out to the gym to get your workout in.  Cost may also play a role as gym memberships are typically […]