Equipment Guide



Elliptical Cross Trainers are excellent for an impact free, entire body workout. They have a very intuitive design and you will find the correct technique can be learned very quickly. The Cross Trainer is designed to isolate certain muscles for a more focused workout and less stressful exercise session and is ideal if you have suffered from joint problems or pain, as the amount of pressure applied to the joints, particularly the knee and hip, are very much reduced. The Cross Trainer is also a very effective piece of equipment if your goal is to lose weight because it provides a full body workout and increases the number of calories burned. Whilst resistance training is often the exercise of choice for strengthening muscles, the Cross Trainer is an excellent alternative to improve all round strength as all the muscle groups are used during the workout and you can increase the resistance levels to work those muscles even harder. Additional health benefits include improved heart functioning, bone strengthening and increased lung capacity. See our selected Cross Trainers.






Exercise Bikes offer a great method for low-impact cardiovascular weight management activity. When used correctly there is minimal impact on the hip, knee, and ankle joints and you will avoid the pounding often associated with other activities such as running. Regular use will also strengthen the leg muscles and surrounding bones, tendons and ligaments. Using an Exercise Bike is a cardiovascular exercise and helps lower high blood pressure and can make your heart more efficient at pumping blood.  Just half hours use on an Exercise Bike will also help your daily calorie burn and burning a greater number of calories means that you will have a much easier time managing your weight. See our selected Exercise Bikes.





Rowing Machines can help to build and tone muscles, strengthen your cardiovascular function and increase your stamina. Did you know that rowing uses virtually every major muscle group in the body? Legs, hips and buttocks get a great workout with each stroke and the arms, shoulders and back muscles are also strengthened. The correct use of a Rowing Machine improves lung, heart and circulation systems which is the basis of an effective exercise routine and when rowing you also quickly burn calories, which is great news if weight loss is your main priority. With little pressure on the joints, due to its low-impact nature Rowing Machines are also particularly effective for older users. See our selected Rowing Machines.





Steppers provide good aerobic exercise and with regular use can develop cardiovascular fitness, enhance lower-body muscles and burn a significant number of calories. Steppers also provide a low-impact workout although stair-climbing motions can be strenuous on the knees, especially for beginners. A Stepper can really benefit muscles in the buttocks, hips, calves and thighs but results will depend on the intensity of your workouts, your diet and other physical activities. Although a Stepper won’t provide the upper-body workout options of an Elliptical Trainer, they still activate enough muscles to provide strenuous cardiovascular exercise. However, if you're a fan of fast-moving exercise, you might want to consider a different type of machine as Steppers are really designed for a slower exercise workout. See our selected Steppers.







Treadmills are ideal if you’re trying to lose weight, build muscle or improve the health of your heart. Walking or running on a Treadmill is great exercise and puts less stress on the body than walking or running outdoors. Part of the reason why Treadmills are so popular is because they’re so easy to use and with a digital console included can provide you with useful information such as distance, time, calories burned and heart/pulse rate. Most Treadmills will also provide you with a choice of workout programs which should make your workout more interesting. One of the most obvious benefits of using a Treadmill is that it helps you lose weight, combined with a healthy diet, you should be able to reach your weight loss goals in no time. Treadmills also provide a great cardiovascular workout and will help improve the strength of your heart. With heart disease being one of the leading causes of death, it’s very important to take steps to improve your cardiovascular health. Using a Treadmill will strengthen and tone muscles in the legs and buttocks. Using the incline feature will help tone leg muscles even more and if you run without holding onto the handlebars, you can even work on your arm muscles. Treadmills are a convenient and easy way to make sure that you’re getting all the exercise you need to stay healthy. See our selected Treadmills.