Keeping fit and Healthy for Summer

MOVE MORE -10,000 Steps Per Day We have all heard the 10,000 steps a day is good for you. Studies have shown that because we are moving less, we are getting heavier, which makes perfect sense doesn’t it? Our bodies are made to move and be actives, but thanks to the television, work desks, cars,…

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Keeping fit and active for mental wellbeing

Being fit and active is essential for your mental health and well being. Keeping fit, healthy and active is great for your physical health and fitness, and studies have shown that it can also improve your mental well being. Whilst we may think that our body and mind are separate, but the activities we do…

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Light exercise of just 20 minutes a day can have massive benefits

Walking just 20 minutes a day can help to reduce heart failure by a significant amount is only 6 years, according to studies. It sounds like common sense, but people who exercise more than 200 minutes a week have a lower risk than those who don’t. People who always exercise more than 150 minutes per…

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Looking for tone up for the summer holiday?

With summer fast approaching, and the summer holiday approaching, now is the time to start thinking about getting that perfect beach body ready, or just to feel comfortable on the beach, or having fun in the pool. With our busy lives, working long hours, and having to juggle the school run, cook tea, and drop…

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“Cycle The World Challenge” on upright bikes

Good luck to the team at Excalibur raising money for local charities with their “Cycle The World Challenge” on upright bikes. This year, they aiming to raise over £15k for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance & other South West based charities through a series of events  over the next few months. Inspired by endurance cyclist Mark…

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Keeping fit in the holidays

Now spring has finally arrived, the weather is slowly starting to improve are you starting to think about your summer holidays and getting that perfect beach body ready, or just looking to tone up. With the half term approaching, and the children at home, are you finding it difficult to go for that run in…

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Are you under estimating your daily calorie intake?

Did you know, may people vastly underestimate the number of calories they consume during the day. Normally, it is recommended that we should consume in the region of 400 calories for breakfast, 600 calories for lunch/dinner and to allow for additional snacks and drinks during the day. In the UK, men eat in excess of…

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Keeping fit to fight dementia

Even a small amount of exercise can help to fight off dementia studies have shown. Its never too late to start keeping fit, and researchers have discovered that physical exercise helps with blood circulation in areas at the front of the brain which can lead to the start of dementia. Living with the awful disease…

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Treadmill or cross trainer – which do you prefer?

Which is better for keeping fit, a treadmill or cross trainer? Walking on a treadmill takes the same amount of energy as walking on a cross trainer. However, if you have never used one, unlike treadmills, cross trainers have handles or poles which are similar to ski poles allowing you to exercise both your arms…

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How to keep fit and healthy over winter

With the dark, cold winter nights are you finding it is getting harder to train outside before it gets too dark to see? At Homegym,  we have a wide variety of indoor gym equipment to help keep you fit and healthy over the cold winter months. If you enjoy cycling, we have aerobic (spin) bikes,…

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