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Marathon training – advice for first-timers

Monday, 19 February 2018 15:12:00 Europe/London

Fitness fanatics often have one common thing in their bucket list, namely to run a marathon - a gruelling 26.2 miles of sweat, ache, and exhaustion. However, if you're contemplating running one, bear in mind that your work doesn’t start on the day of the race - it begins months before with the preparation. To put it bluntly, if you’re looking to run your first marathon, you need to start training early, even a year early!

For a first-timer, the prospect can be daunting. There are innumerable questions, eg: How much training will I need to do? What equipment will I need? How can I avoid injury?

Well, fear not, we have you covered. Here is Fit Hire's advice on how to approach your first marathon.

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5 things you can do immediately to support weight loss

Friday, 2 February 2018 11:51:00 Europe/London

Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand. Do one without the other and you will struggle to reach your weight-loss goals. However, if you switch to a healthier diet as well as workout regularly, it won’t be long until you start to see the rewards of your hard work.

There are countless exercises you can perform to get fit and lose weight. Furthermore, you have a huge choice of exercise machines, ranging from treadmills to bikes and from rowing machines to cross trainers; all designed to help you get fit.

Be committed and you will achieve your weight-loss goals.  The following suggestions are a good place to start:

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A Marathon in the London Eye!

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:48:04 Europe/London

David Greenwood recently ran a marathon in one of the capsules of the London Eye...the treadmill was supplied by Fit Hire.

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Things to Remember About Your New Year's Fitness Resolution

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 10:18:00 Europe/London

Okay, it’s the New Year and you’ve decided to get fit and healthy. That’s great!

Nevertheless, there are a number of things it would be handy to know in order to guard against getting discouraged in the first month. Gyms can seem hard and uninspiring places when you first begin. As well as the variety of specialist gear and expensive technology, there is the issue of getting to grips with ‘workout language’.

However, by knowing what to expect before you start, you can be assured that there is a light at the end of the tunnel...

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The Ultimate Gym Guide for Beginners

Thursday, 14 December 2017 10:11:32 Europe/London

Start the year off right with this ultimate gym guide for beginners. Find out some of the best exercises to do, how to do them and why you should be doing them!

Gain gym confidence with these tips and become a fitness expert fast...

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Start Your New Health and Fitness Regime Before the Holidays

Monday, 11 December 2017 13:34:00 Europe/London

Almost everyone starts January with the resolution to lose weight, become more active or eat healthily. It never crosses anyone’s mind to start their journey to improved health and fitness before Christmas, but there are so many great reasons to do this. If you find yourself buying into health-related New Year’s resolutions just to give them up by the end of February, these are the reasons you should implement your lifestyle changes before the New Year...

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Little Pat, rubber bands and holiday workouts!

Friday, 24 November 2017 15:35:46 Europe/London

Picture the problem - I’d only just got back into the exercise habit when I was due to go away for a week’s holiday. Obviously, having just started, I didn’t want to stop, but what could I do?...

...Back in the summer, Fit Hire posted a blog highlighting the virtues of portable training kits. Given that you can purchase a set of resistance bands for as little as £15, such a kit seemed a very attractive option. But – the key question – could something so basic give me a decent workout?

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Power solutions guaranteed to lower cholesterol

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 13:29:00 Europe/London

A number of factors are linked to high cholesterol levels. Poor diet, smoking, a history of diabetes or strokes within the family are all indications your health could be at risk.

There are ways to reduce cholesterol levels and live a healthier lifestyle if you wish. In this blog, we explore some simple options for cholesterol reduction. Try them and reduce the risks of narrowing arteries, a heart attack or a stroke. 

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Whatever happened to 'Little Pat'?

Friday, 3 November 2017 12:07:37 Europe/London

The last time we checked in on ‘Little Pat’ (back in February), he was part way through a running training schedule aimed at preparing for a half-marathon. 

After that, things went quiet and we kind of guessed something must have gone wrong. So, what did happen?

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Tips and tricks for the Treadmill

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:54:57 Europe/London

The treadmill is a place of both pain and pleasure, it can be the reason you go to the gym and the reason you dread it. Although hated and loved, the treadmill is arguably the most frequently used piece of fitness equipment in a gym. 

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