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

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


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


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

what are free weights 07/01/2022

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

rowing machine benefits 13/12/2021

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

Treadmill workouts 15/11/2021

Treadmill Benefits: The Rundown

Whether you make it the main event or a warm up to get your blood flowing, the treadmill is a staple piece of gym equipment that offers endless benefits to any workout.  Here at Fitkit UK, we’ve explored the benefits of treadmills to show you why it should be built into your exercise routine if it isn’t already! Table of contents How to use a treadmill Benefits of using a treadmill Walking on a treadmill How to make treadmill workouts more efficient Common treadmill mistakes How to use a treadmill... Read More

Legs, Bums and Tums Workouts 01/11/2021

5 Legs, Bums and Tums Workouts

Looking to tone up your thighs, build a bigger bum or accentuate your abs? From squats to stomach crunches, a powerful legs, bums and tums workout is your answer! A perfect way to burn body fat, tone up and improve your overall fitness, it’s the secret ingredient to a great exercise routine. Many gyms offer instructor-led classes, but as you don’t need a lot of equipment – unlike other workouts – there are also plenty of options for legs, bums and tums exercises at home too. At the gym, LBT... Read More