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31/10/2022

The Sleep/Fitness Relationship

Unsurprisingly enough, your sleep & workouts are closely linked and it can be hard to get the work/workout/life/sleep balance right. We’re sure there are plenty of you out there sacrificing your precious sleeps to fit in your time at the gym but it doesn’t have to be this way. Skipping your rest days is bad enough, but pushing yourself to get to the gym on minimal sleep? The science suggests that it’s just not worth it. We’re not saying to give it all up on those days where you spent... Read More

24/10/2022

Machines vs Free Weights – which is better?

There are many benefits to working out using free weights and machines, but which is better? It all depends on your expertise level and what you want to achieve from your workout, amongst other things – but fear not, at Fitkit, we have broken down the advantages and disadvantages, so you can assess which will work better for you.  Contents  What are free weights?  What are weight machines? Advantages of free weights  Disadvantages of free weights Advantages of weight machines  Disadvantages of weight machines  What are free weights? Free weights... Read More

21/10/2022

How to lose weight on a treadmill [3 workouts to try]

If you are new to the fitness world and are on your journey to becoming a fitter version of yourself, the treadmill can be a great place to start. There’s a misconception that you must sprint at maximum speed on an incline of 20 for the treadmill to be effective. This is wrong. New gym goers can use a treadmill to help increase their cardio fitness at a starting point that feels comfortable to them.  Benefits of using a treadmill There are many benefits of using a treadmill; this versatile... Read More

16/09/2022

Is cardio really that important?

Between the Rowing & Cycling Championships starting this weekend and the Ironman competition taking place in Wales last weekend, it’s hard not to feel a little bit left out. Rowing, cycling & running are some of the most accessible forms of exercise when it comes to equipment and they’re all extremely good for you in very different way. Exercise benefits your brain, joints & muscle health no matter what form it comes in. From dancing in the kitchen to climbing a mountain; raising your heart rate on a regular basis... Read More

17/08/2022

How to Start Your Fitness Journey

Create a GoalStarting your fitness journey can often seem daunting. A way of making this expedition easier for yourself, is to start with where you want to see yourself and setting a realistic expectation of how long it’s going to take to get you there. Your goal can differ from weight loss to gaining muscle mass. Another thing to take into consideration, is your mental health and whether you feel that this should be part of your goal; sometimes the journey is more than just how you look. So, to... Read More

Women jumping on a box for a squat box jump 28/07/2022

8 Variations of Squats To Maximise Leg Days

Whether you love it or hate it, leg day is important. Squats should be a staple of your lower body workout, and it has been proven that squats hit the most muscle groups in the body. They are compound exercises and engage the core, quads, hamstrings, and other lower body muscle groups.   Do you ever struggle with deciding which squat to try? At FitKit, we have selected 8 variations of squats that you can try to maximise your leg day that will truly give you the leg shakes.  Which muscles... Read More

Woman working out on the leg press 28/07/2022

The ultimate leg workout for strength

Is leg day boring? Do you feel like you’ve fallen into a routine that doesn’t give you jelly legs? At Fitkit, we understand that workouts can sometimes start to feel stagnant and repetitive, which is why we have created a leg workout designed to help you feel stronger and to help you gain muscle mass. Explore the full range of leg exercises below, cherry-pick the ones you want to try and target areas of the muscle group that work best for you. Build your workout accordingly and ensure you work... Read More

01/06/2022
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Dumbbell Exercises to ‘Tone Up’

When people want to tone up, the first thing they think to do is hop straight on a treadmill and try to burn as many calories as humanly possible! This will eventually result in weight loss but there are much more interesting ways to change your body composition! Try out these dumbbell only exercises and let the results speak for themselves… Goblet Squat Goblet squats are a great compound movement. This means they involve the use of more than one joint and muscle group. They’re perfect for targeting almost your... Read More

27/05/2022

Beginner tips to improve your cross trainer workout

Looking for a way to enhance your cardiovascular health with a cross trainer workout plan that actually works? A cross trainer is one of the most effective pieces of gym equipment. When used correctly, it helps you to lose weight and tone muscles. The machine is easy to use too, making it an excellent choice for beginners. As you use a cross trainer, you’ll notice your heart rate increase and feel blood pumping throughout your whole body. You’ll target major muscle groups during your workout, including arms, shoulders, back, legs,... Read More

Running on a Treadmill VS Running Outside 27/05/2022

5 Treadmill Workouts For Beginners

The treadmill doesn’t have to be scary. It can be a great way for beginners to introduce cardio into their exercise routine. The benefits of working out on a treadmill include burning calories to get you into that glorious calorie deficit, toning muscles and helping you increase your cardiovascular strength.  At FitKit, we have created a range of treadmill workouts for beginners to help you get to grips with the treadmill.  Treadmill workout for beginners Incline treadmill workout Interval Hill Treadmill Workout  Treadmill sprint workouts HIIT treadmill workout  Pyramid treadmill... Read More