The start of a new year is always a popular time for people to start getting in shape. It’s not only good for your health, it can be fun too! Especially when we’ve all been stuck at home more than usual over the last year or so.
With budgets for many people still tight after the festive period, getting some home fitness equipment with interest free finance can be a cost-effective way to achieve your fitness goals. With everything from dumb bells and resistance bands to rowing machines and treadmills available on interest free credit from our partner retailers, you can keep fit without having to splash out on gym membership.
Fitness equipment to get you started
Whether you’re returning to a previous exercise routine or starting afresh with some new moves, official guidance suggests that adults should try and exercise daily, and for at least two and a half hours a week in total – so about 30 mins a day on average.
There are many ways to exercise at home, the simplest being ‘callisthenic’ exercises. This is a kind of strength training based around bodyweight exercises, like press-ups, squats or lunges. These are often performed rhythmically and with minimal fitness equipment, with the aim of gradually building up your muscle strength.
Take your fitness to the next level
If you’re looking to take things to the next level, you can use simple fitness equipment like hand weights, bar bells or kettle bells from Home Gym Supply, or free weights from Pro Plates, to add weight to your standard body-weight exercises.
To steps things up a bit more and start to build some muscle, you’ll probably need some more sophisticated home fitness equipment, like weights and dumb bells. Done regularly, using weights as part of your fitness routine can improve your health and help you become stronger.
A good place to start is a bench and a weights rack, both available on interest free finance from our home fitness retailers. Alternatively, take a look at the home gyms from Total Gym Shop for a great choice of all-in-one fitness equipment that works the upper, lower body and core all at once, in the comfort of your own home.
Time to make you sweat!
If your goal is to lose weight and get fitter, cardio exercise is more likely to help you achieve your objectives. Cardio – or cardiovascular – exercise raises the heart rate and improves oxygen flow through the body. This burns calories and helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
Anything that gets your blood flowing and heart pumping is good for your cardio health. There is a huge range of options when it comes to cardio home fitness equipment. The most popular include rowing machines, cross-trainers, spinning bikes, and treadmills, with models to suit all budgets and all levels of ability.
Spinning bikes are a big favourite and, thanks to their relatively small footprint, are ideal for smaller spaces. Check out some of the latest models available with interest free credit at Home Gym Supply. Or if you’ve got more room to train in, see if a rowing machine or treadmill might be more your thing.
Whatever you decide, our home fitness retailers can help you spread the cost of achieving your health and fitness goals, so check out our full range of home fitness shops. The list changes regularly, so don’t forget to check back to make sure you’re not missing any great deals.