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Progressive Overload

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 16:25:22 Europe/London

Most of us are aware that training with weights can bring a range of health benefits, but not everyone understands how to make it work.

Successful weight training is based on the principle of progressive overload. What this means in practice, is you pushing your skeletal muscles harder than they are used to working.

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TAKING THE GYM HOME - LITERALLY!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 15:40:50 Europe/London

Ever wanted to take your favourite machine home with you?...

...If you're a gym member, it's possible that you have a favourite piece of equipment – most likely a cardio item, like a treadmill or cycle. Surely, having the same machine at home would be great?

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What Motivates You?

Friday, 17 August 2018 15:00:38 Europe/London

What motivates you? What drives you to put on your sport gear and workout at those times when you don’t feel like it? By that, I don’t mean when your body is screaming that you’re too tired, but rather those times when you feel OK physically, but less than enthusiastic mentally.

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Workout Ups and Downs

Friday, 27 July 2018 15:53:07 Europe/London

On some days, the only thing worse than working out, is NOT working out! That might sound harsh, but after a particularly bad night’s sleep I had almost no energy...

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The Dos and Don’ts of Tyre Flipping

Friday, 29 June 2018 16:23:38 Europe/London

One of the exercises currently very much in fashion is the tyre flip. Tyres can now be encountered anywhere from gyms and bootcamps to obstacle courses. The World’s Strongest Man competition has a lot to answer for!

However, with tractor tyres weighing anything from 100 to 500 lbs, tyre flipping isn’t suitable for everybody, and certainly not beginners. Firstly, you need a good foundation of strength training and secondly, you need to use the right technique.

For those who want to have a go, here’s Fit Hire’s quick guide to the dos and don’ts of tyre flipping.

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Hiring an exercise bike is a good option

Friday, 18 May 2018 10:24:00 Europe/London

Exercise bikes are great for fitness.  We at Fit Hire are happy to make that claim, knowing that such bikes are an excellent option for those of you who want to tone up and improve your cardiovascular performance.

Furthermore, the relatively light weight and small size of these machines makes them very suitable for home use.  It's fair to say that getting fit at home has never been easier, but perhaps the main consideration for someone thinking about an exercise bike is whether to hire or buy?

Hiring equipment is a good option for those embarking on a new fitness regime. Rent a bike, for example, and you...

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Turmeric sauerkraut recipe for gut health

Wednesday, 2 May 2018 16:05:48 Europe/London

The term ‘superfoods’ doesn’t refer to a food group as such, but rather foods regarded as being packed with nutrients, etc...blueberries, salmon, kale and kiwifruit being common examples.

They are very popular right now. With this in mind, Hannah Wilson of Fox Phys shares a recipe intended to improve gut health, aid digestion and boost our immune system...

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One-step Progression - How to Master it

Wednesday, 25 April 2018 11:34:45 Europe/London

There are times when it can seem virtually impossible to fit quality exercise time into our hectic and overcrowded lifestyles...We want to do it, but we’re worried that we just won’t have time...

So, what do we do, give up? No, the key is to...focus on a simple plan that will enable us to progress one step at a time.

Hannah Wilson of Fox Phys gives her top 5 tips for doing just that...

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Hot rowing tips for beginners

Friday, 13 April 2018 13:22:00 Europe/London

Hire or buy a rowing machine and you should start to feel the benefits in just a few weeks. Rowing isn’t always that easy for beginners though; just getting the technique right can cause a few problems, so here are our tips to get you started...

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5 pieces of fitness equipment you need in your home

Friday, 23 March 2018 13:19:00 Europe/London

Fitting a gym session into your daily routine isn’t always feasible. You’re busy working, taking care of the kids, cooking, shopping, etc. The list goes on.

Consequently, you think working out at home is the best option. The only problem is, you don’t have the fitness equipment you need to get a good solid workout and achieve your goals. Well, don't worry; thankfully, you don’t need to purchase expensive gear to get fit at home.

To help you, we've put together a list of 5 inexpensive fitness 'must-haves'...

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