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Building a Home Gym? Is a Treadmill or Bike Better?

When it comes to choosing between a treadmill and a bike for your home gym, the decision can be tough. Both machines have their perks and pitfalls.

So, which one is better for weight loss? And is there a clear winner when it comes to overall fitness? In this blog post, we will explore the differences between these two pieces of equipment and help you decide which one is right for you.

March 31, 2022
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The Science of DOMS and What It Means for Your Fitness Journey

If you’re been working out for a while, you’ll be familiar with that unexpected dull ache that rears its ugly head one or two days after intense exercise. The muscle pain that sets in around 24 hours after your workout and sticks around for about 72 hours is known as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS. While it might be uncomfortable, it is a sign that you’re doing something right in the gym.
March 18, 2022
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How to Do Body Pump without A Barbell: The Ultimate Exercise Modification Guide

Les Mills workouts are popular around the world for the wide variety of workouts, the versatility, and the incredible results they can help individuals to achieve. BodyPump is one of the most popular workout classes, which relies on the principle of low weight, high rep movements to build muscle and improve cardiovascular endurance.
March 11, 2022
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How Does Weight Training Change Your Body?

Most people turn to weight training to change their physique. When asked what motivates them, many will say weight loss, increased muscle mass or a more “toned” appearance is the goal.

But beyond the obvious increase in muscle mass and associated weight loss, your body might also change in unexpected ways. A lot is going on in your body when you choose to challenge it in unexpected ways, and this can trigger a lot of changes.

March 10, 2022
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What Are Compound Exercises and Why Should You Master Them?

If you want to maximise efficiency with every workout, then compound exercises should be your best friend. These are moves that work multiple muscle groups at once, allowing you to build strength more efficiently.

The opposite of a compound exercise is an isolation exercise, which allows you to strengthen a specific muscle group. If you’re hoping to lose weight while increasing muscle mass, then mastering these compound exercises should form the basis of your workouts. You may also see compound exercises referred to as multi-joint exercises.

March 07, 2022
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The Ultimate Les Mills Equipment Review

If you’re looking to get in shape but don’t have the time to go to the gym, at-home workouts offer an ideal alternative. While some people might be motivated enough with a killer playlist and a set of dumbbells, others might need a little more structure. That’s where programmes like Les Mills On-Demand come into play.
February 25, 2022
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Home Fitness 2.0

The landscape of personal fitness has changed enormously over the last 20 years. Who can remember when the gym was a place for athletes or bodybuilders, and that was it. There was "keep fit" classes for everyone else. And by everyone else, I mean women who wanted a social catch up with a little bit of exercise.

Fast forward to the post-pandemic world we currently have, and fitness is a hot topic for everyone. 

February 05, 2022
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Are You Training Hard Enough? Balancing Intensity & Sustainability

When you begin training, it’s difficult to know how hard to train to turn your goals into reality. At first, the initial excitement of taking your first steps on what you hope to become a lifelong commitment to fitness fuels your workouts and gives you an extra push when you need it. In the early days, you finish your workout feeling like you’ve pushed yourself, with the sweat and soreness to prove it, but this doesn’t last forever.
January 05, 2022
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4 Ways to Train Effectively with an On-the-Move Career

It happens at various points in life, but many people experience the flick of a switch in their mind and decide it’s time to make a change and bring exercise into their lives. It’s an inspiring moment and one that should be used as a springboard into a healthier lifestyle and better habits.
November 29, 2021
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A Well-Planned Workout vs Exercise Through Hobbies

Contrary to what you will read when you explore fitness and training topics on the web, achieving your goals doesn’t have to be months and years of torture and resentfully enduring activities you must trick yourself into doing. 
November 29, 2021
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It’s Almost December - How to Stay on Track Over Christmas!

As the end of the year approaches so too does the conversation about how indulgence is part and parcel of the Christmas season, even within the fitness community. With food, alcohol and celebration in abundance throughout December, even those with the strongest willpower can use a little guidance to get through the Christmas period and come out in January with an intact motivation to continue with the exercise and training habits that took a lot of determination to build.
November 03, 2021
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Tight on space? Dumbbells vs Barbells

The fitness industry is notorious for ongoing debates that will never seem to be resolved as the science becomes conflated with personal experiences. Even when scientific principles can be isolated, the lack of control variables makes testing a hypothesis notoriously difficult. 
November 03, 2021