Archive for the ‘Fitness workouts’ Category

Tone up with a Cross Trainer this winter!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Cross trainers have many benefits including;

* Helping you get toned and supple limbs without the high-impact, muscle-building effects of lifting weights.

* Maintain effective weight control:

Cross trainers are a very effective way to burn calories without stressing your body. They work arms and legs at the same time, in addition to flexing your stomach and sides with gentle twisting movements. This leads to an all-over workout and burns calories more effectively than exercising arms or legs only

* Increase flexibility - tone up for the winter months ahead!

The range of movements on a cross trainer - side to side, up and down, and forwards and backwards at the same time - are called elliptical, because they move your body in ovals. As well as burning calories, elliptical movements build flexibility without risk.

* Increase your fitness levels:

Just a  few sessions a week on a crosstrainer will improve your aerobic fitness

Perhaps you’ve seen them in a gym: those two-handed and two-footed pieces of equipment that mimic the actions of skiing.

Why not hire one for a few months to see what benefits it can bring?

Book yours now - call Homegym on 0800 043 2148

Looking to loose weight? Why not hire an I-Joy Ride?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Its great fun and designed to give you an effortless exercise work-out whilst helping you tone and condition muscles known to help you improve your figure.

The i-joy ride gives your body the key benefits gained from horse riding which are proven to improve your fitness and wellbeing.

Proven medical benefits of this type of exercise equipment include, improved circulation and cardiovascular health, as well as increased lymph flow, which boost the immune system and help remove harmful substances from the tissues, which cause conditions like cellulite.

Why not give it a try?

Call Homegym to arrange a booking on 0800 043 2148

Special Autumn Offer from HomeGym

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

With the long nights drawing in, is it time to think about hiring a treadmill at home?

Are you looking to get fit, but finding it hard to get to the gym?

With HomegymUK Autumn special offers, you can hire a treadmill in the comfort of your own home for only £50 per month!!

Offer available while stocks last for a limited time only.

Call us to arrange your booking on 0800 043 2148

Special Offer on getting into shape !!!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Special Offer on getting in shape!!

Homegym are offering Vibration Trainers at three months for the price of two.

That is a reduction from £61 per month to just £41.

If you have ever thought about trying out an easy way to stay in shape and tone up, now is your chance!!

Call us on on 0800 0432148 to arrange a delivery.

Vibration Trainers - check out our top exercise tips!

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Vibration trainers have been designed to produce therapeutic vibrations from the feet up through your entire body.

The  vibrating platform offers the same benefits as an hour-long gym workout in just 10 minutes,burning up to 350 calories.

Top benefits include:

1. Vibration exercise burns fat & cellulite.

2. Vibration exercise tones & tightens skin.

3. It can increase your strength dramatically in just a few short weeks.

4. It can increase your serotonin levels which improve your mood and energy levels.

5. It decreases joint pain and blood pressure.

6. And will increase your flexibility & balance.

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Top tips to maximise your treadmill workout

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

When you have a treadmill, why not aim to make the most of it by using these treadmill tips!

To Burn More Calories

•  Do intervals training:  Running flat out is great for consistent training, but to burn more calories, try alternating the treadmill speeds. By running at a moderate pace, and adding bursts of speeds, you will burn more calories as well as making you a better runner.

•  Find a comfortable level. Gently increase your speed during your training session: You don’t need to start your training sessions at 7mph, so begin with a fast walk (3-4 mph) for five minutes, and gently increase it to until you get to 7-8 mph.

•   Run for longer: Try to change your training sessions which will keep you fresh and build your fitness, so on days you are not building up speed, run for a consistent amount of time.

•   To Strengthen Your Muscles

•   Increase the incline: Hill climbs help to target your thighs, calves, and lower body, so by increasing the incline, you will notice you have more strength in your legs.

•   Introduce walking lunges: By taking wider steps, at a much slower pace, this will help to tone your lower body and legs.

•   Try to let go of the handlebars. By not holding on to the handrails, this will help tone up your biceps , whilst also improving your balance and posture.

To increase your speed -

Introduce tempo runs: To run faster, you must practice running at a faster pace. Tempo work involves running slightly faster than your normal speed for a sensible level of time.

Set yourself a comfortable pace on the treadmill and keep running!

Why not try renting a treadmill?

Contact HomeGym on 0800 043 2148

Tips To Designing Your Own Home Gym

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Tips To Designing Your Own Home Gym

There is nothing better than a home gym; it gives you more motivation as it’s so convenient, it’s private so there’s no feeling of judgement and best of all its cost effective as you can hire all the latest equipment. In order to make a good and effective home gym then you need to make sure you effectively plan and design it, there are a few things to consider in doing this.

A crucial error when first making your own gym is not leaving enough space for extra equipment, as you exercise more you may want to take on more challenges in terms of equipment so it’s important that you leave enough space to fit more in and move things around. It’s also suggested that your home gym should have a ceiling height of at least 7ft to ensure none of the larger equipment damages the ceiling.


The idea of exercise is to work hard and sweat, since home gyms tend to be a bit smaller than actual gyms meaning it’s going to be very hot and sweaty so we can’t stress this enough, your gym needs to be very well ventilated! Make sure you have several windows and fans dotted around the gym in order to keep cool.

Electric Sockets

You’re electric sockets need to be well placed throughout the gym, as having tons of extension cables isn’t ideal. Also make sure that you have plenty of sockets as you have entertainment, equipment and fans to think about.

Lights produce Halogen, which helps improve your training significantly. Good lighting is essential as it can also affect your mood and desire to exercise.


Gym mirrors are essential to getting the best out of your exercise routine as they improve your technique. It’s easier to correct something you are doing wrong by looking in a mirror, not only does it do that it also gives you more motivation to get rid of any unwanted fat.

Floor Surface

Your choice of floor is more critical than it may seem, tiles and hardwood flooring is suggest as they are low maintenance and tend not to be damaged as easy as alternatives. Carpet tiles are another quite popular choice as if they get damaged you don’t need to replace the entire floor. It’s also a good idea that around certain equipment such as dumbbells to put rubber mats, dropping a dumbbell after exercising will damage regular floor, rubber mats will absorb some of that impact.


Get a TV and Sound System in your gym, working out with just the noise of machinery is boring, very boring. Having a TV to watch will make time pass much quicker and motivate you more when you’re working out, the same can be said for a sound system, music motivates you to exercise faster giving you a better work out.


Oh of course, we almost forgot equipment! What would a gym be without equipment? This is completely up to what you believe you would benefit from, exercise bikes, treadmills, rowing machines, dumbbells, barbells. The best thing is you can hire all the latest equipment so your home gym can stay up to date alongside the leaders in the industry. Remember this is your home gym, you don’t have to exercise on equipment that you don’t want to just because the machine you want to go on is being used.

Vibration Trainer Exercise Tips

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

With Vibration Trainers, you get the same health benefits as hour long workout in a gym in just 10 minutes, using up to 350 calories!!

The Healthy Habit vibration trainer has been designed to produce the following health benefits:

It offers therapeutic vibrations from the feet up through your entire body.

The vibrating platform causes rapid muscle contractions that work your muscles continuously.

As these contractions not only build muscle and bone density, but they also improve flexibility, burn fat, increase metabolism, improve circulation, improve cellular oxygen and nutrient delivery slowing the ageing process!

This machine will not train the body’s cardiovascular system but will make you look and feel great, whilst helping you lose weight.

Ten minutes is all it takes!

Training little and often gives great benefits with this machine.

Top Exercise Motivation Tips

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Not only does it improve your cardiovascular health, build strong muscles and make you feel and look good, but what do we really need to motivate us?

Tip 1) Have the right mindset
The truth is, you often need to get into the right frame of mind to get and stay motivated, but once you do, regular exercise can become a healthy habit.

Exercise can be sometimes perceived by many as a chore, but make it fun!

Other barriers to exercise include long working hours, long commutes, a young family to look after and a lack of self-confidence and the exercise routine you know you should be doing falls further down your priority list.

Sticking with it gives you huge personal benefits!

Tip 2)  Find what’s personal to you

The reason could be anything such as a doctors recommendation, a target weight you want to achieve, or you just want to stay fit and healthy.

It could be a 10 minute walk on a treadmill, or a bike - this may not seem like a lot, but could help you to:

Control your weight

Strengthen your bones

Enhance your muscles

Reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer

Reduce your stress levels

Once you get into the habit, it becomes easier to find more motivational reasons to exercise.

Tip 3) Develop a strong mindset

To avoid the motivation struggle, it is vital to visualise and develop a strong confident mind set.

Why not train at home at a time to suit you?

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How to work out for just a minute and shed half a pound!!

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Just one minute of brisk activity every day can make nearly half a pounds difference to the weight of an average woman, scientists have revealed.

Hopping on an exercise bike for a regular brisk spell on a regular basis can prove as beneficial as a lengthy session in the gym.

Knowing that even short bouts of brisk activity can add up to a positive effect is an encouraging message for promoting better health.

“Any spell of exercise will be productive, but it is the short spells with more intensity that will help people most”

This is encouraging as most people tend to think the opposite is true.

Why not try hiring an exercise machine from HomeGymUK?

From Couch to 5k!

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

If you are unfit, taking up running can be a scary proposition.

But, studies show that regular running can help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke, make you feel good about yourself, and control your weight.

If you are looking for motivation to get fit, why not try the Couch to 5K plan which aims to get you up and running 5k in just 9 weeks!

Its aim is to get you off the couch and gradually get you up to running 5K or more for 30 minutes.

Why Rent an Upright Bike?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Why not Rent an Exercise Bike?

Upright bikes are one of the most both popular and affordable types of Fitness Equipment and here is why.

To begin with, upright bikes (exercise bikes) offer a proven and trusted entry route for those seeking high quality aerobic training equipment without breaking the bank.

The build and engineering required to build a decent, reliable exercise bike is far more modest than for a Treadmill for instance.

Cycling movement itself is another reason; most people can ride a bike - there’s very little co-ordination needed and the weight-bearing nature of the exercise makes it particularly easy on the joints, hips, knees and ankles - ideal for beginners, the elderly or those suffering or recovering from injury.

The main reason is that cycling is also a fantastic cardiovascular exercise and great fun!

Why not give it a try and rent one today!

“Apple shape” link to risk of kidney disease

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

“Apple shape” link to greater chance of kidney disease

Research suggests that carrying excess weight around the middle can be linked to a greater risk of  kidney disease.

It has been common knowledge that being “apple shaped” instead of “pear shaped” adds to risks of cardiovascular issues and problems.

Studies in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology have found traces of kidney issues even in otherwise healthy apple-shaped people.

UK experts state people should look after their kidney health.

Research has shown that having a higher waist-to-hip ratio -(as seen in some apple-shaped people) is connected with lower kidney capability, lower kidney blood flow and higher blood pressure in the kidneys.

This is even shown in those who were otherwise healthy.

It is important to take ensure we look after out kidneys and take regular exercise.

When is the best time to burn fat?

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

When is the best time to burn fat?

Research suggests doing cardio in the morning on an empty stomach  if you’re looking to shed some weight.

Since your body has not eaten since dinner, the carbohydrates in your muscles and liver will be depleted so your body has to dig into your fat  stores for energy.

It is also suggested that  lean people should eat easily digested carbs before morning workouts, such as oatmeal and fruit—or risk losing lean muscle mass.

Looking to tone up?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Vibration Trainer exercise tips

The vibrating platform of the Vibration Trainer offers the same benefits as an hour-long gym workout in just 10 minutes, burning up to 350 calories.

This vibration trainer has been designed to produce therapeutic vibrations from the feet up through your entire body. The vibrating platform causes rapid muscle contractions that work your muscles continuously.  These contractions not only build muscle and bone density, but improve flexibility, burn fat, increase metabolism, improve circulation, improve cellular oxygen and nutrient delivery which slows the degenerative/ageing process!

This machine will not train the body’s cardiovascular system but will make you look and feel great, whilst helping you lose weight.

Ten minutes is all it takes!

Training little and often gives great benefits with this machine.

Rainbow Trust Charity 24 Hour Cycle Ride

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

On 19th February Nick Searing, community fundraiser for the Leatherhead based charity the “Rainbow Trust” is planning to cycle for 24 hours!

The Rainbow Trust provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness.

Nick is participating in an individual challenge to raise money, awareness and to promote the events the Trust are organising this year at the Asda supermarket in Burgh Heath.

Nick’s challenge is to cycle on a bike for 24 hours within the store taking a 10 minute break every 2 hours!

Homegym are providing two bikes for the event and wish Nick and Rainbow Trust every success with the event.

Seven ways to remain motivated

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Number 7

There will always be hurdles to get over in order to reach your goals. Apart from all of the above, illness and unforeseen circumstances can occur. Only perseverance will get you beyond this point. Like motivation, perseverance is a skill in itself to be mastered. Never give up. Learn to overcome your obstacles and gain strength and understanding from each one.

Seven ways to remain motivated

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Number 5

Positive self talk – Surround and feed yourself with positive people and resources. Take time each day to remain in-tune with your internal talk and check you are upbeat and positive. Negative thoughts lead to negative feelings which will lead to negative actions.

Credit to Kathy Bell “Mind and Body Fitness”

Seven ways to remain motivated

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Number 4

Distractions- Don’t lose your focus and fall out of the zone.  Don’t slacken off and try to justify it…

Credit to Kathy Bell “Mind and Body Fitness”

Seven ways to remain motivated

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Number 3

Procrastination – Do it now not tomorrow or next week. If you catch yourself putting it off, you know you are procrastinating! Act now if you mean it!

Credit to    Kathy Bell  of “Mind and Body Fitness.

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