Home Fitness

If COVID-19 didn't have us all locked up then the horrible weather would. Winter is here which means going for a run or cycle on the road is near to impossible unless you fancy getting wet. But fear not, home workouts are here to save your summer bod. In this post I'll bring you through some various types of training as well as some of the products in store.

Cardio

You don't need the road to start breaking a sweat! Walking/running up a stairs is a fantastic way to get those hamstrings, quads and glutes burning. Jumping rope is another fantastic way to work your heart and your legs, there's a number  of different lenght jump ropes here in store so the whole family can get the jumping around. Spin bikes are the most effiecient way to workout and watch netflix at the same time. Check out our Echelon collection of bikes and rowing machines. Echelon Fitpass is an app that can be downloaded to access both live and on-demand classes to help you reach your fitness goal.

Resistance Training

Yes! Resistance training. Even without the gym you can still work towards those big muscles. Resistance bands are an incredibly versatile piece of equipment that can allow you to do almost everything you can do in a gym. Weighted squat? Grab the ends of the bands, stand in the middle and off you go. Deadlift? Anchor the band underneath something heavy or your door and you're all set! Resistance bands can be found in a range of different weights in store depending on your comfort level. Kettle bells are another versatile piece of equipment that can be used for squats, tricep dips, shoulder press etc. The kettle bells in store range from 2 kg to 14 kg.

Plyometrics

Plyometrics are exercises that involve pushing or pulling your body weight. These exercises include push-ups, sit-ups, squats etc. Plyometrics are a great way to keep your body nice and toned and also requires very little equipment. All you'll need is a yoga mat and some willpower to get up and do it. If you really want to spice up your workout you can add pull-ups to it.

 

With all that being said, it's now up to you to get up and stay in shape. Some of us can't work towards our goals right now, but that doesn't mean we've to lose progress. Stay positive, stay motivated, stay active. All the products mentioned and much, much more is available in store and online right now.

By Christopher Barrett

 

Fitness

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