Get Gym
Ready

Organise your kit before you set off, so you can spend
more time in the gym and less time in the changing room.

Your gym kit essentials

Stock your gym bag with these must-haves and get ready to sweat.

Your workout’s in the bag

Get yourself pumped up with these music players and gym bags

Gym-spiration

Alice and Richard tell us all about their exercise regimes and gym tips

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Alice

What type of equipment do you use for your workouts?

“I like to keep my workouts varied to keep them interesting so I use all types of equipment, from treadmills, kettlebells and free weights, to machines, suspension trainers and resistance bands. I think it’s always good to mix things up and incorporating different pieces of equipment helps with this.”

How do you prepare for your own workouts?

“The best sessions are when there is a plan in place. I never like to go into a session not knowing exactly what I’m going to do, and what I’m going to get out of it. I think good music helps to get me in the mood to work out, and then having a structure ensures I don’t find myself wandering aimlessly around the gym.”

Richard
Callender

Do you have a favourite piece of gym kit?

“I love my indoor Reebok bike for my cardio and resistance sessions, especially during the dark winter months, because it mimics outdoor cycling which I don’t always have time for with my hectic schedule. The bike helps me maintain my cardiovascular fitness, keeps my body fat low as part of my workout schedule, conditions my legs and it allows me the opportunity to still get work done (or watch Netflix occasionally) while I’m on it!”

What’s your top fitness tip?

“If you start it, finish it. That way there is little room for debate; it covers all aspects of fitness and means you remain consistent in moving forward to whatever your end game is.”

Take the plunge

Mix up your gym routine by ditching your trainers, grabbing your goggles and diving into the pool. Will you sink or swim?

Get in the know with facts from Speedo

Just 30 minutes of steady swimming can burn between 200 and 350 calories.

30 minutes of exercise in the water is the equivalent of approximately an hour’s non-water exercise.

Swimming is good for the heart, great cardio exercise, and perfect for all ages and those recovering from injuries.

A little help if you need it

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