Home Gym Blog

Are you under estimating your daily calorie intake?

February 20, 2018

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

January 11, 2018

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?

December 18, 2017

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

November 30, 2017

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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Regular walking shown to linked to lower mortality rate

October 31, 2017

We all know that we are supposed to do at least 30 minutes exercise, 5 times each week. However time flies and before you know it Monday morning has come around again and all you have achieved is a quick sprint around the supermarket or taking your children to and from all their various sporting…

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Just how much exercise do we need to keep fit?

September 4, 2017

If you are thinking how much physical exercise should I be doing to keep fit, it is, surprisingly not as much as you would think. If you aim for around 2.5 hours (150 minutes) of light to moderate aerobic activity per week. That’s just 21 minutes each day of the week or 50 minutes of…

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Why a treadmill is great for weight loss and toning up!

June 23, 2017

Hire a treadmill – they are great for weight loss and toning up! The treadmill is our most popular piece of exercise equipment to hire. Treadmills provide a genuine and effective way to tone-up and lose weight, concentrating on all the major muscle groups. When not in use, our treadmills can be folded up neatly…

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Why exercise bike hire is great for rehabiliation

March 14, 2017

Did you know that Homegym UK came about as a result of the need of an upright bike hire for a short term in order to recover from a hip operation? The owner couldn’t find any companies to hire a bike from, realised there was a gap in the market and Homegym was created to…

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Spring has sprung! Why not take advantage of our cross trainer hire special offer?

March 9, 2017

What a beautiful day today. The daffodils are out the sun is shining and it feels warm. Spring is most definitely in the air. Time to think about digging out the Birkenstocks and getting our legs out. I don’t know about you but my legs are still in Winter mode. Ever so slightly flabby and…

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Keeping active in the school holidays

February 22, 2017

So I am doing the Swimathon again this year and hoping to be fit enough swim 200 lengths. Yes that is 5km! My training was going fabulously right up until last week. I was keeping to a timetable I had worked out and was gradually increasing the number of lengths I was swimming. So what…

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