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What gym equipment do I need home?

Going to the gym may not be your thing for a number of reasons. Whatever the reason, fear not, you can create your own gym at home and get all the same benefits as a commercial gym. So where do you start?

Should I get a smartwatch?

A smartwatch is a great companion you won’t want to leave home without. Smartwatches can do just about everything a smartphone can do and more. Once you are used to a smartwatch, you may wonder how you ever lived without. So, what can a smartwatch do exactly?

What are gym balls good for?

Have you ever wondered what gym balls are for and how they can benefit you? They are in fact a very popular piece of fitness equipment that can be used to improve balance, core strength and posture. But how do you use them and what size should you buy?

Do weighted hula hoops actually work?

Most people love the idea of hula hooping. It’s a fun activity for the whole family. Not as easy as it looks and some are better at it than others! But hula hooping as a form of exercise? Is that really a thing?

Which skipping rope should I buy?

So you want to start skipping, have looked at ropes on the internet and you’re now confused. Who would have thought there were so many different types of rope? Our guide explains everything you need to know.

Do ab wheels really work?

An ab wheel is a tool used for strengthening the core muscles. It provides a safe and challenging way to work the chest, shoulder and arm muscles while targeting the abdominals...but does it really work and how can you get the most out of ab wheel training?

Fitness means something different to every individual. It could be the start of your fitness journey and you’re unsure where to begin, or you could be a seasoned professional who knows exactly what you want to achieve. Either way, we know that exercising for at least 30 minutes 5 days a week has many health benefits both physically and mentally including boosting the immune system, improving our mood, and helps avoid various health conditions including cancer and diabetes.

Whatever your fitness goal, we have the equipment you need to help you on your way. If you’re looking to build strength you may want to look at our resistance bands. Not only will they help you tone up and build muscle, they’re lightweight and easy to carry around when you’re on the move. If your goal is to improve your abs and core strength, our ab wheels and sit-up bars will ensure you target those ab muscles perfectly. You could also try our gym balls which help improve balance and posture. If you’re looking to get your cardio done in the comfort of your own home, an exercise bike is the perfect solution. Come rain, hale, sleet or snow, you can still get your cycling done, getting your heart pumping and burning those calories.

No need to worry about your floor whilst using your exercise equipment, we have a great selection of equipment mats which will protect your carpet, tiles, laminate flooring, floor boards or whatever floor you decide to put your equipment on.

Don’t forget to record how well you’re doing. A fitness watch will not only track your training for you, it will also monitor your heart rate which is vital for ensuring you are exercising at your optimum heart rate. Check out our fitness tech collection for more ideas on how technology can help your fitness journey.

If you are into floor based exercises, an exercise mat will give you a softer surface than the floor which will help to cushion your joints. Our non-slip mats can also be wiped down to keep them clean and fresh ready for your next training session. If you’re still not sure where to start, how about treating yourself to a new skipping rope. What’s great about skipping is that it’s a low impact exercise so can be done by anyone, regardless of age. It’s good for your heart and lungs, offering a super cardio workout and you don’t have to skip for long to reap the rewards. A skipping rope is small and light and easy to carry with you so you can pop it in your bag when you’ve finished training. While we’re on the subject of low impact exercise, you may want to check out our step platforms. Step workouts are great for fat burn and you can get a full body workout using one of these as there is a whole host of exercises which can be performed on them. Why not have a look at our collection where you will find more detailed descriptions of each one.