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Gym Equipment Buying Guides

what are free weights 07/01/2022
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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

Home Gym Essentials, home gym workouts 06/01/2022

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

rowing machine benefits 13/12/2021
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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

best leg workouts 06/08/2021
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How to Tone Legs: The Best Leg Workouts With and Without Machines

Want to know how to get the most out of leg day? While it can be tempting to skip it altogether, what you need is a handful of go-to effective leg workouts that make your least favourite gym day as efficient as possible.  At FitKit UK, we’ve listed our best leg workouts with machines and without; so whether you’re a gym-goer or prefer home workouts, you can optimise your workouts to see the best results. The best machine leg workouts If you have access to a gym or want to... Read More

stepper machine benefits 06/08/2021
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Stepper Machine Benefits

Is a stair machine workout worth the sweat? Here at FitKit UK, we’ve taken a look into what the stepper machine is good for and why you should incorporate it into your gym sessions. What is a stepper machine? A stepper machine, also known as a stair machine or stair climber, is a machine with a moving set of stairs. If you’re wondering how to use the stepper machine, it’s simple! A stair machine workout just involves you continuously climbing these revolving stairs at your chosen speed, using the handles... Read More

20/07/2021

Why gym equipment prices will keep rising

Raw material prices are increasing. Shipping costs are increasing. Importing equipment is more difficult. If you plan to build a gym, now is probably the time. The events of 2020 were unexpected. It was a punishing year for gyms across the world that were forced to close their doors to their members. Demand for gym equipment soared and households invested heavily into home and garage gyms. The urge for home gym equipment took off like wildfire. Gym equipment sales more than doubled and many retailers couldn’t fulfil the growing consumer... Read More

treadmills with tv, treadmills with wifi 03/06/2021

Top 5 Treadmills With TV & WiFi

Let’s face it; sometimes running on a treadmill can feel monotonous. Some days it’s just hard to get in the zone, and your gym playlist just isn’t cutting it. That’s when a treadmill with built-in TV and WiFi can really come in handy. Putting your favourite TV show on while you’re working out can turn a lacklustre workout into a fun gym session – and before you know it, you’ve got the miles in! If you’re looking to upgrade your treadmill to one with built-in WiFi, here at FitKit Uk,... Read More

27/05/2021

Hammer Strength machines

Strength machines are the lifeblood of your gym. The machines should reflect safety, durability, and style. It should attract new and existing members who want to get healthier and build some muscle. Ultimately, it should help them reach their goals. Hammer Strength machines are the most requested strength pieces by our commercial clients and there’s a great reason why these heavy-duty machines are so frequently desired and so hard to come by in the market. What are Hammer Strength Machines? Hammer Strength is one of the best-known brands in the... Read More

21/05/2021

Are treadmills good for marathon training?

The 2021 London Marathon is upon us meaning countless hours of training, running, and preparing for the big race day. With weather being so uncertain, there are advantages of owning a treadmill for marathon training as you can always train regardless of the weather conditions. But can a treadmill prepare you adequately for the race? Can you train for a marathon on a treadmill? It’s a very big yes! Almost every runner utilizes a treadmill at some point during their marathon training. While running outdoors can improve your stability due... Read More