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5 ways to kick-start your home workouts

It’s a common misconception that we all need to have access to a gym to stay fit and active – that’s complete pish posh! Home workouts are a brilliant way to kick-start your fitness or fill in any gaps when you can’t get to your favourite activity or class. Sometimes life and schedules just get […]

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Strength Training Using Myofascial Lines

As scientists have now been able to uncover some of the mystery surrounding the elusive fascial system, it is a logical consequence that fitness experts are using this knowledge to explore how to use myofascial lines to optimise strength training. The fascia is similar to a web – a network of tissue that is like […]

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How Dehydration Can Cause Common Illness

As an adult, your body, on the whole, is made up of approximately 75% water, with your brain and lungs being more than 85%. The importance of being fully hydrated with water is usually accepted but less commonly understood as to why this is the case. The general understanding is that dehydration can cause the […]

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Kinetik Health and Wellness

At Fitness Warehouse we are delighted to have been involved with the new installation at Kinetik Health and Wellness. Kinetik is a new high-end gym based in Nottingham City Centre with an emphasis on providing a very personalised service to help members reach their goals. Situated in the Lace Market area it is perfectly located […]

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The Fitness Warehouse – New Showroom

The Fitness Warehouse – New Showroom We are pleased to announce that we have completed the refurbishment of our showroom at our Preston HQ. The expanded showroom showcases an increased range of products plus several new and exciting products. The equipment is all set up for our friendly and experienced team to provide customers with […]

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Get More From Your Commercial Treadmill With Interval Training

Get More From Your Commercial Treadmill With Interval Training Ever wondered exactly how to do effective interval sessions on a treadmill? Here are 4 ideas to try. With Winter just around the corner, it’s time to take your running training indoors. But don’t just swap the streets for the commercial treadmills. Make more of every […]

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10 Reasons To Have Great Digestion

Our digestive system underpins so many aspects of our health, and some of them are not so obvious. Experiencing any of the following symptoms could be an indicator that your digestive system needs some help: Excessive belching Indigestion or acid reflux Abdominal bloating or discomfort Constipation, diarrhoea or a combination Skin conditions, such as eczema […]

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What’s all the fuss about Vitamin D?

What’s all the fuss about Vitamin D? The sun has been out to play and you if you’ve been lucky enough to be out in it you’ll probably know that you’ve been getting a Vitamin D dose. I hear so many people these days use the phrase “I’m just getting my Vitamin D”. But how […]

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Case Studies From Around The World

International Case Studies Here are some of Gym Gears most prestigious gym installs from around the world – including Spain, Brazil, China, Russia & many more!

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Magnificent Magnesium

Magnesium is a key mineral required for more than 300 reactions and functions in our body. Whilst true deficiencies are rare it can be common for someone to have low levels as a result of how much we use vs how little is consumed in a typical western diet. What does magnesium do in the […]

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6 Reasons Your Abs Aren’t Showing

Have you been spending hours in the gym working on your abs without seeing results? You may be making one of these errors! Here are 6 reasons your abs aren’t showing. Ancient Greeks and Romans viewed visible abs as a symbol of health, strength, and physical fitness. Statues of Zeus, Poseidon, and Heracles are complete […]

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Fats, Glorious Fats

Fats, Glorious Fats Many of us have grown up in an era where dietary fat has been the enemy – “eat fat and you’ll become fat”…… sound familiar? We’re surrounded by low fat and 0% fat products, along with lots of mixed messages in the media and food industry. No wonder we’re confused! However did […]

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Hilltop Hotel

Recent install at hilltop hotel located in Carlisle, the new gym is going down very well with the guests and staff!

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The Power of Hydration

The Power of Hydration Did you know that 50-70% of your body is water? It’s in every cell, the fluid between cells, blood, lymph, sweat, urine and more. Why do we need to stay hydrated? Maintaining a healthy fluid balance in our body is critical to our health and wellbeing. Water has many functions including: […]

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Detoxification: It’s not just for January

Detoxification: It’s not just for January So January is over and you may think that’s your detox for the year complete, but detoxification is happening in our bodies every second all year round. What is toxicity? Toxicity is caused by any substance or environmental influence that negatively disturbs the way in which our body functions, […]

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AVOID: Foods with Carrageenan

The next time you buy any prepared or packaged food at your health food store or supermarket, check the label for Carrageenan. Simply put, carrageenan does to your intestines, what poison ivy does to your skin. Numerous studies conducted on lab animals and human cells over the last four decades have suggested that carrageenan can […]

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Triple Berry Medley Smoothie

Did your waistline grow during the holidays? Redeem yourself in the New Year with this calorie-burning smoothie! Recipe: ½ cup blueberries ½ cup raspberries ½ cup strawberries ½ banana ½ cup high-fiber cereal ½ cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt 1 cup 1% or skim milk 1 scoop whey protein powder ½ cup ice cubes Blend […]

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Is It Dangerous to Drink Too Much Green Tea?

  Coffee’s competition boasts tons of health perks—but you do need to sip wisely. (Photo: Google) If you’ve ever worried that you’re a slave to Starbucks, you’ve likely considered going green. And why not? Research suggests that—thanks to good-for-you antioxidants called catechins—green tea boasts a slew of health benefits. It’s linked to everything from an […]

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Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence in Whitehall 15 x M Sport spin bikes have been supplied to the Ministry of Defence and are located at the main Whitehall building in London. This prestigious site represents another great case study for the Gym Gear brand of fitness equipment. The M Sport bikes were chosen based upon the super […]

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The physical and mental benefits of getting on a spin bike

Hilary Gilbert is the co-founder of the fantastic Boom Cycle Studios in London who help boost the moods and fitness of their clients. We asked her to give us a deeper explanation of the benefits of getting on a spin bike for both mind and body. Spinning is based on HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) […]

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Keep the Immune System Strong

  It’s that time of year when we are more susceptible to bugs that can leave us with colds, coughs, fatigue, and other unpleasant symptoms. The best way to protect against these nasties is to get your immune system in the best shape possible – the stronger the immune system the easier it is for […]

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7 new superfoods that will improve your life in 2016

7 new superfoods that will improve your life in 2016 Want to sculpt yourself a new body in 2016? Add these nutritional wonders to your diet plan Is a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the latest health heroes soon to save your supplement cupboard. You might not have seen or even heard of […]

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9 reasons to drink more coffee

9 reasons to drink more coffee It’s official. Drinking 3-5 cups of coffee can help you prevent cancer Take heart See off four cups of coffee a day and you’ll slash your cardiovascular risk by an impressive 53%, according to research from Brooklyn College. Probably best not to neck them all at once though. Liver […]

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Introduction to Nutritional Therapy

Introduction to Nutritional Therapy I was delighted to be asked by the Fitness Warehouse team to contribute to the information they provide to their online followers – thank you to the team for doing so. I work in the field of Nutritional Therapy and am a firm believer that our food and lifestyle choices can […]

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Brain-boosting acorn squash and tomato soup

Brain-boosting acorn squash and tomato soup Plug the 24/7 brain drain that is modern life and keep your grey matter at its PB. Method: 1: Start by heating your oven to 180C and grab your squash. You need to get the seeds out of the centre, so cut off the ends and halve it. Use […]

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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service’s Fitness & Wellbeing Officer, Hong Shin, visited our showroom recently to try first-hand the new T98 treadmill with a view to updating the fitness equipment used by operational firefighters in Derbyshire. Following this visit, we were delighted when DFRS placed an order for six treadmills […]

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LIW 2015

LIW 2015 What time is it…. That’s right it was LIW time and great to see so many new faces along with many of our valued customers. Even Chico took some time out to take a look at our equipment whilst promoting his new fitness venture Block Fit. Thank you all for taking time to […]

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Guernsey runners break 4 world records on the Gym Gear T97 Treadmills!

Guernsey runners Five athletes in Guernsey have run almost 700 miles combined on T97 treadmills for charity. Warren Mauger and Philip Smith started the EPIC48 challenge in Market Square last week and ran for 48 hours solidly. They were joined by a number of other runners including UK athletes Robert Young, Adam Holland and Abi […]

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Train like… Luther Burrell

Train like… Luther Burrell Time to make some hard yards; tackle the workout that’s getting Luther Burrell fitter and stronger. Northampton’s midfield battering ram, Luther Burrell, came within inches of the England squad thanks to his hard running style and ability to make it over the gain line in contact. As competition in the centres reached […]

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#EPIC48 World Record Attempt!

World Record Attempt! Our T97 treadmills are ready for the world record attempts! This coming weekend! we are looking forward to seeing the records tumble. ‪#‎EPIC48‬

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More women are hanging tough with Spartan training

More and more women are signing up these days to take part in mud runs and endurance obstacle races. Whether it’s to boost motivation, for a sense of personal achievement, to support a charitable cause or have a focus to put fitness back on track, taking part in events – such as Spartan series, Tough […]

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The best food you’re not eating: Kaniwa

This seed packs the metabolic punch you need to hit your weightloss goals 1: Build iron lungs With each serving dishing up 80% of your iron RDA, this seed will recharge any running regime. It’ll raise your aerobic capacity, which means you can increase the miles to reduce your body fat. 2: Milk the benefits […]

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Everyone ‘should take vitamin D pills’

Everyone ‘should take vitamin D pills’ Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements to counter the lack of sunshine in England, government experts are proposing. The draft Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition guidelines suggest, from the age of one, 10 microgram pills be taken to ensure people get enough. The plans are now being consulted […]

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Let us design your perfect gym!

Let us design your perfect gym! At the Fitness Warehouse we believe in making your dreams a reality by creating the ideal training environment. Our clients are spread across a wide variety of markets from independent gyms to schools, fire stations to personal training studios amongst many others. All the main installations we undertake begin […]

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4 Reasons You Should Do More HIIT

4 Reasons You Should Do More HIIT Learn the art of HIIT to accelerate fat loss, boost your libido and build muscle faster. Sprint, rest, repeat. It may be the one of the simplest training routines in the world, but science shows it could also be the most effective. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) typically […]

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The top of Mount Everest!

The top of Mount Everest! Ashley Claeys (left) and Mary Burns (right) are the next two members to defeat the Jacobs Ladder and reach the top of Mount Everest! Ashley climbed 29,035 feet …at her Anytime Fitness in Apple Valley, MN and Mary climbed 29,035 feet at her Snap Fitness gym in Spring Park, MN! […]

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West View Leisure Centre

West View Leisure Centre Recent install at West View Leisure Centre – Preston

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Fitness Warehouse celebrates a decade in the business

Fitness Warehouse celebrates a decade in the business The Fitness Warehouse are now 10 years old. Based in Preston, the company was founded by Richard Lambert, David Bulcock and Roy Bulcock selling domestic fitness equipment to the local area. This quickly progressed to selling solely commercial fitness equipment to a wide variety of establishments throughout […]

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Nuts ‘protect against early death’

Nuts ‘protect against early death’ Eating half a handful of nuts every day could substantially lower the risk of early death, a Dutch study suggests. Previous studies had already indicated a link with cardiovascular health, but this is the first to look at specific nuts and diseases. Maastricht University researchers found a 23% lower chance […]

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Fitness Warehouse celebrates a decade in the business

Fitness Warehouse celebrates a decade in the business Fitness Warehouse is now 10 years old. Based in Preston, the company was founded by Richard Lambert, David Bulcock and Roy Bulcock selling domestic fitness equipment to the local area. This quickly progressed to selling solely commercial fitness equipment to a wide variety of establishments throughout the […]

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YMCA Thornton

YMCA Thornton We are delighted to have been involved in the new multi million pound state of the art fitness facility at YMCA Thornton. The Gym Gear Spartan Rig has been fitted in the gym together with a durable rubber floor for functional and circuit style training. The Spartan Rig sits alongside the new Life […]

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8 tips to get your heart pumping this Valentine’s Day

Its Valentine’s Day this Saturday, and this month we want to appeal to our readers to get their hearts pumping – for one important reason in particular. February is the month to beat heart disease, an illness that currently kills one in four people, and more woman than all of the cancers combined. On February […]

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Weekly Exercise: Seated Rear Lateral Dumbbell Raise

 Weekly Exercise: Seated Rear Lateral Dumbbell Raise Primary muscle group: Neck & Upper Traps, Shoulders Secondary: Upper Back & Lower Traps Equipment: Dumbbells 1. Sit on a bench, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Your hands should be at your sides. 2. Bend forward at the hips while maintaining a tight core and flat back. […]

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Weekly Exercise: Kneeling Cable Crunch

Weekly Exercise: Kneeling Cable Crunch Primary muscle group: Abs Secondary: Forearms Equipment: Cable station How to: Kneel in front of a cable station with a rope attachment connected to the top pulley. Grip the rope attachment and place your wrists against your forehead. Flex your hips slightly to take the weight and to hyper-extend your […]

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Actor and fitness instructor, aged 37, killed after being struck by train

Actor and fitness instructor, aged 37, killed after being struck by train Greg Plitt, a former model, actor and renowned fitness instructor, has died after being struck by a train in Burbank. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Transit Services Bureau said that he was struck by a Metrolink train at 4.10pm on Front Street, north of […]

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New Posters

New Posters We now have available our Gym Gear Suspension Training Poster which helps to guide users through a safe and effective workout covering the main muscle groups – Coming soon to our poster range: Kettlebells, Fitball & Core Training!  

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(RED)

(RED) This World AIDS Day, join Fitness Warehouse in supporting (RED)® in the fight against AIDS. To honour World AIDS Day, Every (RED) Sterling Series product we sell on Monday will support (RED). (RED) and the global health community have reached a critical turning point in the fight against AIDS in Africa. Together, they’re getting closer to […]

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Active Change

Active Change Located in the London area, this is a serious gym offering a wide variety of heavy duty equipment. Both Gym Gear CV and Strength equipment has been provided. This includes CV equipment featuring integrated touch screen and both plate loaded and selectorised strength machines

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Lancashire Police 1,000,000kg Charity Bench Press!

Lancashire Police 1,000,000kg Charity Bench Press! Today Preston Police station are hosts to a 1,000,000kg bench press event in order to raise money for Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley. Fitness Warehouse staff have been along to help them reach their target and donate to this fantastic cause! If you would like to donate please […]

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FireFit Annual Conference

FireFit Annual Conference Another fantastic 2 days at the annual Firefit Conference, a huge thank you to the event organisers and all who attend and show their support. See you all next year!

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Leisure Industry Week Round Up

        Leisure Industry Week Round Up Three very successful days at Leisure Industry Week (30th September – 2nd October) and already we are planning for next year. It was great to see everyone who made it, and meet lots of new faces. The industry is certainly moving in an exciting new direction […]

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Physical Exercise for Brain Health

Physical Exercise for Brain Health Your brain is no different to the rest of the muscles in your body–you either use it or you lose it. You utilize the gym to stimulate the growth of muscle cells, just as you use a brain fitness program to increase connections in your brain. But you can actually […]

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Who are Gym Gear?

Who are Gym Gear? Gym Gear as a brand has been established for nearly 10 years and we keep going from strength to strength. As part of Fitness Warehouse, initially the Gym Gear equipment focused on resistance machines and the first range was called the Pro Series. However the portfolio quickly developed over time as […]

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Leisure Industry Week

Leisure Industry Week Where Leisure Means Business… Welcome to Leisure Industry Week (LIW) 2014 LIW is the UK’s largest health and fitness show and the Fitness Warehouse will be back again to unveil more new products which are being launched into the market. We are very excited to showpiece our new Performance range of strength […]

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Gym Inductions

Gym Inductions The Fitness Warehouse provide the full package from supplying the actual equipment right through to the inductions to explain how to both use and maintain the equipment. A full gym induction usually consists of: Health and safety whilst using the machines How each machine works How to use each machines safely and effectively […]

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College Sport Week Exhibition

College Sport Week Exhibition As we work closely with many Education sites throughout the UK & Ireland we are looking forward to attending College Sport Week 2014, the annual celebration of FE and sixth form college sport at St George’s Park on 28 April – 1 May 2014. Bigger and better than ever before, the […]

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How to set up a spinning class

How to set up a spinning class A lot of people are unsure as to how to put together some form of spin bike training session. This article will help to breakdown the key components of a session. Firstly we need to set the bike up to ensure the correct riding position: The seat height […]

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Record sales of the M Sport Indoor Bike

Record sales of the M Sport Indoor Bike The Fitness Warehouse are pleased to announce record annual sales of the M Sport Indoor Bike for another year. With an ever expanding client base, our most recent customer is Crosby Local Authority who have purchased 15 bikes for their class timetable. The initial feedback has been […]

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LinkedIn chose the Fitness Warehouse

LinkedIn chose the Fitness Warehouse The Fitness Warehouse are proud to announce the partnership with LinkedIn. This has specifically involved the full supply of fitness equipment and accessories at the HQ site in the center of London. Fitness Warehouse director David Bulcock said “This is a very prestigious contract to be awarded. We were selected […]

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