Running vs Cycling – Which Is Better For Your Body?

They are arguably the two most popular forms of cardio exercise, both providing a full body workout. So, which is better for you? We’ve complied some discussion points that may help you decide. Cardio There has been some research to suggest running might require your...

HIIT – The Basics

You may have seen the word HIIT banded around a lot in the fitness world and no it’s not a new martial arts craze. It stands for High Intensity Interval Training and here are the basics. What is HIIT? High intensity interval training involves alternating short periods...

Getting the Most Out of Your Cross Trainer

We have touched on the benefits of a cross trainer workout in previous blogs but we decided this great piece of equipment deserves a blog of its own.  The cross trainer provides a full cardio workout whilst building strength and muscle tone. It does this by reaching...

A Beginner’s Guide to Cardio Equipment

Walking into a gym is an understandably daunting experience for many and it’s easy to find yourself making a bee line for the same piece of equipment each time you work out. Here at CardioKit we wanted to create a helpful beginners guide to cardio equipment; we want...

Another New Year’s Resolution to get fit?

We’ve all been there – its 11pm on December 31st and you make a pact with your friend to join the local gym – “if we both go, we’ll definitely stick to it!”. Time and time again we use New Years to try and change our lifestyle for the better, but how many times has...

Why Buy a Used Commercial Treadmill For Your Home?

With new commercial grade models ranging between £8,000 and more than £12,000, purchasing a treadmill represents a relatively substantial financial investment for many people. Fortunately, used treadmills provide an excellent alternative to brand new models for people...

Top Tips For Your Home Gym

A home gym is a great alternative for many people who, for whichever reason, find the gym does not work for them. Nonetheless it can be a daunting idea starting your home gym from scratch. Below are some handy tips to make the most of the space you have. Choosing the...

Exercising and Mental Health

There’s no denying the benefits of physical exercise for our bodies, however often overlooked is the proven positive effect it can have on our mental well being. Of course, whilst it is important that we take care of our physical health, it is equally important to...

Fit After 50 – 5 Tips for a New Lease of Life

They say life begins at 40, and 50 is the new 40… so there has never been a better time to put down the TV guide and get working out. As we get older the rewards of staying active are huge – below are 5 key tips to help you achieve your fitness goals. Find...

Treadmill Workouts – To Incline or not to Incline?

Most treadmill users tend to fall into two camps: They’ve never touched the + button on the treadmill or its hit to the max because lets face it, that must be the most effective workout right? As the weather turns and using a home treadmill becomes more...