Free weight equipment is a great way to build strength, muscle size or even tone and firm muscles, and can be used by people of all ages and fitness levels. Weight training is an extremely effective method of burning fat, toning muscles, building joint strength, and warding off osteoporosis. After the age of 30, bone and muscle mass start a natural decline. These reductions in bone and muscle mass continue as we age, but weight bearing exercise can significantly slow this process. Using free weights and weight benches help incorporate more muscles than other types of weight training. Safety, comfort and adjustability are very important when considering any type of weight system. Essentially, all you need are some barbells and dumbbells to get started. You’ll need to add at least a good weight bench and squat rack to allow you to work every muscle group completely. Benefits of using free weights include: low cost, larger variety and freedom of movements, as well as limited space requirements. Fitness Showcase offers a wide variety of free weight dumbbells, machines, and benches to choose from.