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Gym Equipment Buying Guides

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

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

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

29/04/2022

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

20/04/2022

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

20/04/2022

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

20/04/2022

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

30/03/2022

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