There are many types of fitness equipment and they are designed to do many different things. Some equipment helps your heart. Treadmills, stair machines and jump ropes fall into this category, because they help to increase your heart rate for extended periods of time. In the picture, you can see some examples. You would only want to use this equipment after a proper warm-up and after you are taught how to use the equipment. Some of you may be lucky enough to have these things in your home.