Gym Equipment Buying Guides


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


Is a Recumbent Bike the one for you?

Have you seen recumbent bikes at your gym but don’t know what they’re for? Read on to find out about the benefits you could be missing out on…We’ve all complained of a bad back or sore knees in the past, but how many of us have considered this secret weapon in the gym? Its sole purpose is to offer more support whilst exercising, who doesn’t want that? What is a Recumbent bike? A recumbent bike is an indoor stationary exercise bike. By nature, its design includes an adjustable seat with... Read More


The Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

There’s a strong link between mental health and physical activity. Exercise isn’t just fantastic for the body; it’s also invaluable to our brains. We tend to focus on the physical benefits of exercise, but working up a sweat is just as important for our minds. Amongst other factors, exercise releases feel-good chemicals while reducing stress hormones, making it a natural treatment for everything from depression and anxiety to stress and insomnia.  Let’s take a look at all the benefits of exercise on mental health and why you should be getting... Read More


The Best Gym Equipment to Lose Weight

If your fitness goal is weight loss, you might be wondering which machines are worth spending the most time on during your gym sessions. All exercise burns calories, but some machines can help you do this quicker than others. A Harvard Health study looked at the calories burned in 30-minute activities using various gym machines. We’ve taken the results for a person weighing 155lb (or 11 stone) as an example, so you can compare the calories burned in the same amount of time on different machines. Read on to find... Read More


Cross Trainer Or Treadmill – Which Is Best?

Cross trainers and treadmills are staples in any gym. You’ll find that both of these popular machines are frequently occupied because both facilitate a great cardio workout – but which comes out on top? If you’re wondering which machine to spend time on during your next gym session and which is the best option for your training goals, our article will help you decide. The cross trainer vs treadmill Both cross trainer and a treadmill will raise your heart rate and get your blood pumping. They’re both great options for... Read More


Spring workouts with FitKit UK

The warmer weather is on its way, why not make the most of it by taking your workouts outdoors? There are so many benefits to getting your daily exercise done outdoors.  For example, the fresh air can help you keep cool even when the intensity gets hard, which allows you to exercise for longer. Kettlebells and dumbbells are the perfect equipment for this because they can be used anywhere! You can get a great full body workout done with minimal equipment. Try it alone or with a friend. Another good piece of... Read More

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What are free weights, and why should you use them?

Unsure how to use free weights, or if they’re even worth it? If your workouts focus on machines, we’re here to tell you why you could benefit from making the switch to weights instead. There are numerous key benefits of free weights that you may not be aware of, including improved calorie burning and more efficient muscle gaining!  Read on for the full low-down on free weights vs machines. Table of contents What are free weights Benefits of free weights Benefits of machines The takeaway What are free weights? Free... Read More

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Home Gym Essentials For 2022

Lockdown forced a lot of people across the country to swap the gym for home workouts – and for many people, there’s no looking back! Convenient, hassle-free and cheaper in the long run, there are many benefits to kitting out your very own home gym. But where to start? To help you decide, here at FitKit UK, we’ve made a list of the home gym essentials you need for both cardio and strength training. Table of contents: What do I need for a home gym? Home gym free weight essentials... Read More

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What are the Benefits of Rowing Machines?

Rowing machines have a multitude of benefits for your body. A session on one provides a fantastic cardio workout while also targeting many of your muscle groups at once.  Wondering whether you should be incorporating a rowing workout into your gym routine? Read on to find out all the benefits of rowing machines in more detail, how they compare to other cardio workouts and how to nail your form. Rowing machine health benefits Targets all muscle groups Rowing is fantastic for full-body conditioning. The complete exercise uses all your major... Read More


Fit-mas Tips

Christmas Fitness Tips At FitKit UK we’ve put together some of our best tips to help you stay healthy over Christmas, without feeling restricted. For many of us, we worry about gaining that Christmas weight. We can end up stressing about overdoing it on the pigs in blankets and cheese, rather than celebrating and relaxing after another long year. We want to remove the stress from fitness at Christmas. Take a look at these tips and try out the Christmas themed workout at the end.  Relax!  Our first and most... Read More