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  1. The Key To Home Gym Design

    The Key To Home Gym Design

    If you've always dreamed of having a home gym then why not see how you can make this a reality? Benefits include no more waiting for the piece of equipment you want to use and the opportunity to work out whenever you want wearing whatever you want!

    Why Get A Home Gym?

    Convenience

    One of the main reasons people often opt for a home gym is the sheer convenience of it. If you come home late you can still work out, if you want to, at midnight, or if you can’t sleep you could do some gym work. A home gym gives you the chance to work out when it suits you rather than w

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  2. Why Everyone's Talking About Functional Fitness Training

    Why Everyone's Talking About Functional Fitness Training

    Functional fitness essentially means carrying out exercises that mirror the movements we have to do every day. The aim is to make us more efficient in our everyday movements particularly when our bodies are called upon to be strong or fast, for example-carrying our shopping, climbing the stairs or even running for a bus.

    Why Functional Fitness Matters

    People work out for many different reasons. It may well be to shift some weight, look better or feel fitter. But what about working out because it will improve your

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  3. The NOHrD Bike - Indoor Cycle

    The NOHrD Bike - Indoor Cycle

    The NOHrD Bike Has Now Arrived!

    Why all the fanfare? Because this is a fusion between design and functionality that doesn't disappoint! The NOHrD Bike was finally revealed to the UK public last September after a successful outing at the FIBO exhibition in Cologne in April 2018.

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  4. How Much Cardio In A Workout to Lose Weight?

    How Much Cardio In A Workout to Lose Weight?

     

    Cassandra Forsythe, Ph.D, R.D, C.S, says that ultimately, “You need to be doing enough cardio to go into a calorie deficit.” Which means you need to b

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  5. A Guide to Body Pump Workouts

    A Guide to Body Pump Workouts

    Body Pump originally started in New Zealand by Les Mills in 1991. It is essentially a barbell workout using light to moderate weights with lots of repetition. BodyPump workouts are either 55, 45 or 30 minute workouts. The idea is to tone and shape your body, without building bulky muscle.

    What Is The Science Behind It?

    The key science

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  6. The Data Driven Indoor Cycling Class

    The Data Driven Indoor Cycling Class

    Technology is already changing the way we live and work and it’s also changing the way we keep fit.

    An example is the group cycling class

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  7. The Art of Group Cycling

    The Art of Group Cycling

    Group Cycling is a really popular activity at most gyms and health clubs and you may even have your own indoor bike at home, but are you getting the most out of your workout?

    Here we examine some common spinning mistakes.

    The Position of your Bike

    Saddle Height

    The position of the bike is absolutely crucial, if it’s wrong you won’t get the full rotation space to work the muscle groups in your legs properly. To get the saddle height right, stand next to the bike with your leg lifted to 90 degrees. The saddle should be parallel with the top of your thigh.

    When you start pedalling you will know it is right if you have a slight bend in your knee when your foot is in the lowest part of the pedal stroke. If your knee is heavily bent your saddle is too high which will mean you are over working your quads and not working all the muscle groups in your legs.

    Handlebars

    The handlebars should be parallel with your saddle. You will initially think that this is too low but when you start the spinning workout any higher and they will get in the way.

    Only Using Your Legs

    Spinning is great for your legs but don’t forget your core. When you come up out of sitting position engage your core which will put less weight on your arms. This will ensure that you work through the whole leg and don’t get injured.

    Attitude

    If you are new to spinning and you are doing it in a class at the gym it can be a bit intimidating at first. Try to zone out from everyone and focus on what you are doing and what you want to achieve.  The golden rule is whatever happens don’t stop pedalling!

    Clothing

    No we aren’t talking fashion, but wearing clothes that are suitable for spinning. Shorts for example can cause real chaffing. If you have the choice always opt for clip in shoes than using your trainers. Clip in shoes will give you better momentum as the ride goes on.

    Next Generation of Bikes

    With the increase in popularity, more and more companies are catching on and designing new and improved bikes for the home market as well as the gym. See two of the best bikes we sell.

     two techno group cycles

    Technogym Group Cycle Connect

    In striking yellow or grey, the Technogym Group Cycle tracks your workout including pow

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  8. Life Fitness Working with European Centre for Space

    Life Fitness Working with European Centre for Space

    Chosen to provide a world class gym at the European Centre for Space Applications, they will kit the gym out to handle workouts for the 80+ employees and travelling

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  9. Royal Commonwealth Pool Undergoes Gym Refurbishment

    Royal Commonwealth Pool Undergoes Gym Refurbishment

    Gym development & in addition to new flooring and a general overhaul of décor, there are new CV and strength equipment being installed. These include

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  10. Buying Guide for Indoor Exercise Bikes

    Buying Guide for Indoor Exercise Bikes

    One of the most popular ways to get in shape, exercise bikes are perfect for both home and commercial use. Exercise bikes offer a low impact way to strengthen your cardiovascular system, and make excellent fitness machines for all types of users, including complete beginners.

    Why Are Bikes Popular?

    One reason that they are so popular, is their ease of use – all models have different levels of resistance, so you can work your legs, heart and lungs as much or as little as you want.  Cycling

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