Lose Weight Faster with Real Cardio Workouts

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The Best Cardio Workouts for Weight Loss

At Xercise4Less Gyms we know there are no short cuts to losing excess weight, but some cardio exercises are more effective at helping you with weight loss than others. We want you to train smarter so we’ve picked out some of the best cardio workouts for weight loss so you can really burn off some unwanted fat. Lose weight safely and quickly with these three types of cardiovascular sessions that get to work on your love handles. Burn more calories and increase your anaerobic threshold on cardio machines like the elliptical, stepper or stationary bike. Ready to activate your calorie-burning hormones? Read on to find the best cardio sessions for shifting belly fat and every other kind of fat!

HIIT Weight Loss Exercises

There’s no doubting the fat burning effectiveness of a vigorous HIIT cardio workout. Once you get into your anaerobic zone (where you find it hard to hold a conversation) your body will burn plenty of calories during the workout and even better continue to burn fat after your cardio gym session is over. The higher intensity periods of a HIIT workout creates a metabolic demand that helps long-term fat loss and improves your overall conditioning at the same time. You can use your own bodyweight or any cardio equipment in the gym like the rowing machine or treadmill to gain the benefits of a HIIT session. A HIIT cardio workout can be anywhere from 5-30 minutes and you can use any cardio machine you like; the key is intensity. Work out for 20 seconds of maximum effort with 40 seconds of rest. Do as many rounds as you can in the time you have in the gym and you’ll burn tons of calories. Incorporate a HIIT session into your exercise programme at your Xercise4Less gym but make sure not to overdo it with no more than 3 of these cardio workouts a week.

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EMOM Cardio Workout for Fat Loss

An EMOM workout is perfect for when you just have 10-20 minutes in the gym. But what does EMOM stand for? Every Minute On the Minute. You complete a set of cardio exercises within 60 seconds, then at the start of the next minute do it all over again. These cardio sessions are great for burning calories as it requires more physical effort to keep a hard pace with each succeeding minute. You can do an EMOM cardio session to help weight loss using your own bodyweight or work out on any cardio machine. It’s completely flexible; you get to choose your favourite cardio exercises. Just focus on keeping a consistent pace for each minute interval. For example, at your local Xercise4Less gym you could do 5 press-ups, 5 jump squats, 5 chest-to-floor burpees and 4 beast holds every minute for ten minutes as fast as you can. Recover and continue to shed calories.

Lose More Weight with LISS Cardio Session

Low-Intensity Steady State or LISS is a return to the old-fashioned weight loss values of steady state cardio exercises like jogging. Ideal for when you can take 30-45 minutes for a gym cardio workout, LISS aims for a lower level of physical exertion than either EMOM or HIIT but you still gain the weight loss benefits through a longer exercise period. LISS can kick-start weight loss while putting far less strain on your joints than other cardio exercise sessions and you may even find it easier to stick to your exercise plan when you include more Low-Intensity Steady State cardio. With a workout intensity of about 60 percent of your maximal heart-rate effort, you stay in the fat burning zone for an extended period of time with LISS. Try LISS workouts on the treadmill, rowing machine, elliptical, or stair-stepping machines to start reducing your body fat at your nearest Xercise4Less gym.

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Best Gym Cardio Workouts with Xercise4Less Gyms

It’s not easy losing weight but it’s easier when you have the backing of a fitness community like Xercise4Less Gyms. We don’t just provide you with a huge variety of workout facilities and group exercise classes, we offer an inclusive network of friendly gym members and expert but supportive personal trainers to help and advise you on your weight loss journey. Work out in our dedicated cardio exercise zone, benefit from quality cardio fitness equipment in our Ladies Only Gym Zone or sweat out excess fat in our innovative Combat Zone. You’ll find the best solutions to your fat loss questions at your local Xercise4Less gym.

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Fight The Calories With Our Dedicated Combat Training Zone

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Build your fitness with a combat workout

Pick up the intensity and give yourself a combat workout to smash your fitness targets with Xercise4Less Gyms. Put on the boxing gloves or make your way into the MMA cage to improve your cardiovascular fitness and burn calories.

Combat sports offer a fantastic way to get fit, engage with friends and develop your self-confidence through real fitness. Combat exercises will get your heart going with periods of high-intensity exercises, building up your fitness and endurance in the process.

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Try different combat exercises at Xercise4Less Gyms

Here at Xercise4Less Gyms we provide you with the facilities to enhance your fitness, and the combat zone is no different. Come with a friend for sparring sessions, or train on your own with the punch bag. Whether you have had a busy day at work, want to get your heart pumping or just want to de-stress from day-to-day life, get involved at one of our friendly, inclusive gyms.

In addition to solo workouts, we offer a range of body combat fitness classes to supplement your training. Classes such as BODYCOMBAT are ideal to get your pulse raising and keep you motivated throughout your session. BODYCOMBAT is totally non-contact, which is perfect for those not comfortable with direct sparring.

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The benefits of combat training

Combat is a great way to rapidly improve your fitness, as it helps to bolster your heart and lung function as well as benefitting your posture, core strength and stability. A rigorous workout, combat exercises such as boxing and MMA maximise your calorie burn, both during and after your workout. Not only does combat training boost your cardiovascular fitness, it is also a great source of muscle toning and developing your bones and ligaments. This also helps to give you better muscular endurance, meaning you can perform physical activities for longer whilst offering resistance to fatigue or trauma.

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Get Fighting Fit With Boxing Exercises

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Punch up your fitness goals with a boxing workout

Enhance your cardiovascular fitness with a real boxing workout at Xercise4Less Gyms. With a full-size boxing ring, pads and punch bags, we have the tools you need to gain the most from your boxing workout. Put on the gloves and get yourself in the ring to burn the calories and get your heart pumping. Whether you want to take on the punch bag, spar with a friend or hammer the pads; we have the workout for you.

Reduce stress with intense physical activity

Intense physical activity such as boxing can help to decrease your stress levels. Exercise increases endorphins to boost your mood and improve your sleep, all of which helps to reduces stress. Boxing is a great outlet for stress as you typically transition between high intensity bouts of exercise and moderate intensity recovery periods. When you are exercising in the high intensity period, your mind will be focused on the task at hand and not worrying about whether you have locked your car door, left your phone at home or remembered to take the rubbish out. During rest periods, you will be able to remain focused on the task at hand, ensuring you are recovering to go through the next phase of boxing fitness. This all helps to lower your stress levels and maintain your focus.

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Boxing clever: improve your hand-eye coordination

Not only does boxing offer physical fitness benefits, it also works to improve your balance and coordination, making your reaction times and reflexes a lot sharper. If you are punching the bags or sparring with a partner, you must be able to repeatedly hit a target, and hit that target whilst it is moving. Having faster reaction times will help boost your physical coordination, and this is particularly beneficial to an individual through age as it will help to reduce the risk of falling.

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Building strength through combat fitness

In addition to burning calories and fat as well as your general fitness and wellbeing, boxing also significantly helps to increase your strength. Due to the high-intense nature of the activity, boxing works a range of muscles, so you’ll really be able to pack a punch. During a boxing workout, you may punch or kick a bag multiple times, requiring your whole body to be put through its paces.

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Treadmill Workout Guide

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Ready for a quick and effective treadmill workout? Check out the Xercise4Less Full Body Treadmill Workout Guides to get fitter faster with cardio. Whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user, you’ll find Xercise4Less gyms the right place to start your fitness journey. Supercharge your health and wellbeing by running or walking on the 26 treadmills in each of our gyms.

Burn calories, increase your speed and build strength with this total body treadmill workout session. Don’t get stuck with the same old tired treadmill running routine. Add some efficient cardio to your Xercise4Less fitness programme with these treadmills exercise variations.

Challenge Your Whole Body with a Treadmill Workout

Spice up an old running routine or start from scratch with this Xercise4Less Full Body Treadmill Workout Guide using the following treadmill variations:

Treadmill 30-second Sprint Intervals

Treadmill Walk the Hills/Run the Flats

Treadmill Side Stepping Workout

Treadmill Pyramid Workout

 

Choose one or two of these treadmill routines for some sweat soaking cardio. Run at a consistent pace when you’re working out on our treadmills, there’s no need to avoid potholes or lampposts as you run towards your fitness goals! Need any help with treadmill technique or running suggestions? Just try our friendly Personal Trainers, they love to advise and motivate our gym members. You won’t have to wait around either when you want to use a treadmill at an Xercise4Less gym. We provide our membership with 26 treadmills in each of our fitness centres.

Read on for more detailed instructions on how to get the most from these full body treadmill fitness sessions.

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30-Second Sprint Intervals

Boost your metabolism and improve your running speed with these Full Body Treadmill 30-second Sprint Intervals.

Start by walking at an easy pace for one minute. Continue warming-up with an easy jog for 5 minutes to warm up your muscles for the treadmill workout. Pick up the pace to a hard effort for 30 seconds. Recover with 90 seconds of easy jogging. Repeat the sprint/recovery treadmill intervals 9 more times. Finish with a 4-minute cooldown at an easy jog or brisk walk pace.

Full Body Treadmill 30-second Sprint Intervals time is 30 minutes.

Complete Body Workout with Treadmill Walk the Hills and Run the Flats

Hammer your glutes with this highly effective incline treadmill running exercise. Try the Treadmill Walk the Hills/Run the Flats to energise your whole body.

Start with a 5-minute warm up of easy jogging or brisk walking. Increase the incline on the treadmill to 1% and walk for 1 minute. Lower incline to 0% and run at a comfortable pace for 1 minute. Increase the incline to 2% and walk for 2 minutes. Lower the treadmill incline to 1% and run at a comfortable pace for 2 minutes. Increase the incline to 3% and walk for 3 minutes. Lower incline to 1% and run at a comfortable pace for 3 minutes. Increase the incline on the treadmill to 4% and walk for 4 minutes. Lower the treadmill incline to 1% and run at a comfortable pace for 4 minutes. Finish with a 5-minute cooldown of easy jogging or brisk walking.

Full Treadmill Walk the Hills and Run the Flats time is 30 minutes.

Whole Body Treadmill Side Stepping Workouts

A Full Body Treadmill Side Stepping Workout really works your glutes and quads and works up a good sweat. This treadmill workout combines running and walking with some side shuffles.

Warm up by walking at an easy pace on the treadmill for one minute. Continue warming up with an easy jog for 4 minutes. Return to walking pace and then, as you hold onto the side rail of the treadmill, turn your body to the side, get low in a squat position, and then start side-shuffling your feet. Continue side stepping for 30 seconds and then return to walking forward. Move to an easy running pace for 2 minutes. Then bring the pace back down to walking for a 30-second interval of side shuffles on the other side. Continue with 2 minutes easy running/30 seconds of side shuffles until you’ve working out on the treadmill for 20 minutes. Finish with a 5-minute cooldown at an easy jogging or brisk walking pace.

Full Treadmill Side Stepping Workout time is 30 minutes.

Treadmill Pyramid Workout for a Total Body Blast

Burn loads of calories with this Full Body Treadmill Pyramid Workout combining running and walking intervals.

Start with a 3-minute warm up of easy jogging or brisk walking on the treadmill. Then do the following treadmill intervals:

30-second sprint/30-second walk and 1-minute sprint/1-minute walk

2-minute sprint/1-minute walk and 3-minute sprint/1-minute walk

4-minute sprint/1-minute walk and 3-minute sprint/1-minute walk

2-minute sprint/1-minute walk and 1-minute sprint/1-minute walk

30-second sprint/30-second walk. Finish with a 2-minute cooldown of easy jogging or brisk walking on the treadmill.

Full Body Treadmill Pyramid Workout time is 30 minutes.

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At Xercise4Less Gyms we’re keen that you focus solely on getting fitter as fast as you can. We provide over 400 pieces of exercise equipment, so you never waste time looking for fitness gear and delaying your workout. Every Xercise4Less gym provides 26 treadmills so you can blast calories with intensive running sessions at a time that suits your schedule. Use this Full Body Treadmill Workout Guide to supercharge your fitness programme with these exciting variations on running or walking on treadmills.

Offering all this exercise equipment for every fitness level, whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user is only part of the workout experience at the People’s Gym. Hit your fitness goals in our dedicated Ladies Only gym zone, in our special Spin studio, combat area or in our inclusive functional fitness space. The Xercise4Less gym membership also benefits from free group exercise classes including Les Mills fitness sessions and friendly Personal Trainers ready to encourage and motivate. Or try our incredible Body Transformation Camps and Boot Camps to start your fitness journey with a real bang.

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Stationary Bike Workout Guide

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Stationary Bike

Our Xercise4Less Gyms Stationary Bike Workout Guide will help you get the most out of the exercise bicycle and target your lower body. Whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user, you’ll find enough stationary bikes or gym bicycles to pedal your way to improved fitness and strength in any Xercise4Less gym.

Combine this lower body Stationary Bike workout session with our 16 bikes upright and recumbent bicycles to improve your endurance and burn body fat. Don’t miss out on the calorie blasting benefits of an indoor exercise bike session. Make sure you include this Stationary Bike Workout in your Xercise4Less exercise programme.

Work Your Lower Body with Stationary Bike Exercises

Stationary bikes can be highly effective training tools when you use upright exercise bike variations like the following:  

Stationary Bike 30-minute Exercise Workout

Stationary Bike Speed Workout

Stationary Bike Fat Loss Workout

Stationary Bike Endurance Workout

 

Before you start riding your stationary cycle, make sure you adjust the seat height so that it reaches hip level when you’re standing next to it to avoid putting unnecessary strain on your joints, knees in particular. Make sure too that you don’t have to stretch too far for the handlebar and adjust the gym bicycle’s handlebars if adjustable. Your seat should also be far enough away from the handlebars that the front of your knee sits directly above the middle of the pedal.

If you need any help with getting set up on an indoor exercise bike in your local Xercise4Less gym, just ask any available Personal Trainer who’ll be happy to advise. Xercise4Less gyms are stuffed with all the stationary exercise bikes you need to achieve real full body results. With our stationary bike workout guide you can choose from 16 upright and recumbent bikes in each Xercise4Less gym to transform your lower body.

Read on for more detailed instructions on how to perform these lower body stationary bike trainer variations correctly.

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Lower Body Stationary Bike 30-minute Exercise Workout

A stationary bike is perfect for both HIIT high intensity training sessions and for general cardio workouts. The Stationary Bike 30-minute Exercise Workout is a Tabata-style workout, so you work in blocks of 20 seconds all-out effort and 10 seconds recovery.

Start with a 5 minute warm-up on the stationary bike, going at a fast speed with low resistance. Then cycle for 20 seconds with medium resistance, then lower the resistance for 10 seconds. Repeat the gym bicycle exercise eight times, then recover for 1 minute by cycling with low resistance.

Repeat in 3 more Stationary Bike 30-minute sets before warming down for 5 minutes cycling slowly and removing resistance gradually.

Stationary Bike Speed Workout Session

Your fitness levels will be benefit from the Stationary Bike Speed Workout with this low-impact exercise that gradually strengthens your lower body.

Warm up for 10 minutes at low cycling cadence and low resistance on the indoor exercise bicycle. During the next 10 minutes, sprint for 6 seconds every minute on the minute. For 11-20 minutes of your stationary bike workout, cycle hard for 60 seconds followed by 60 seconds easy pace. Keep your top effort level around 9 RPE or 80-90% of your Maximum Heart Rate (MHR). Warm down for 10 minutes, with the final 5 minutes of your Stationary Bike Speed Workout at low cadence and low resistance.

Stationary Bike Fat Loss Workout for Your Lower Body

Cycling on an upright exercise bicycle in this Stationary Bike Fat Loss Workout improves muscle metabolism, especially for the benefit of buttocks, thighs and calves.

Warm up for 5 minutes at low cadence and low resistance on your stationary exercise bike. During the next 5 minutes, cycle with a high cadence but at low gym bicycle resistance. For the 5-10 minutes of your stationary bike workout, try low cycling cadence and high resistance. In the next 5 minutes, work out with Tabata sprints entailing 20 seconds all-out effort, followed by 10 second recovery for eight times in total. Warm down for 5 minutes, at low cadence and low resistance to finish your Stationary Bike Fat Loss Workout.

Stationary Bike Endurance Workout Exercise

We finish the best exercise bicycle workout guide with the Stationary Bike Endurance exercise.

Warm up for 5 minutes at an easy exercise bike pace. During the next 5 minutes, cycle at 50-60% MHR. For the 5-10 minutes of your stationary bike session, work out at 60-70% MHR. In the next 5 minutes, cycle at 70-80% MHR. For minutes 15-17min push yourself to 80-90% MHR. During the final 17-25min: Let your MHR drop to 60-70% then ramp it back up to 80-90%. Keep going until it goes over 90%. Then drop it back to 60-70% MHR and repeat the process for a total of 10 minutes. Warm down for 5 minutes at an easy cycling pace to finish your Stationary Bike Endurance Workout.

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Whatever you need to get fitter faster, we provide at Xercise4Less Gyms. That’s not just 16 stationary and recumbent bikes but over 400 pieces of exercise equipment in your local Xercise4Less gym. Use this Stationary Bike Workout Guide to improve your health and wellbeing with intensive cardio exercise and lower body strengthening sessions.

If you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or already an experienced gym user, the People’s Gym offers the perfect exercise environment to ensure you achieve your fitness ambitions. Xercise4Less gym membership includes access to a private Ladies Only gym zone, dedicated Spin studio, energising combat zone as well as an effective functional fitness space. As one of our gym members you also benefit from inclusive group exercise classes including the latest Les Mills fitness sessions with friendly Personal Trainers on hand to motivate you. Alternatively, kickstart your fitness journey with our fantastic Body Transformation Camps and fat loss Boot Camps.

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Rowing Machine Workout Guide

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Rowing Machines

Use this Xercise4Less Full Body Rowing Machine Workout Guide to increase fat loss, build muscle, and improve your functional speed and endurance. Whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user, you’ll find Xercise4Less gyms the perfect place to start your fitness journey as you row towards transformed health and wellbeing.

With this full body rowing machine workout session, you can really challenge yourself with high intensity cardio exercises. Always make sure the rowing machine is part of your Xercise4Less fitness plan as there are tremendous crossover benefits to other exercises including lifting weights. Start working towards your fitness goals as you work out on the rowing machine.

Work Out Your Full Body with Rowing Machine Exercises

Give your all to rowing as you use this Xercise4Less Full Body Rowing Machine Workout Guide using the following row machine variations:

 

Rowing Machine Row Repeats

Rowing Machine Build Endurance

Rowing Machine Burn Fat

Rowing Machine Time Trial

 

Choose one or two of these rowing routines and really work up a sweat. Make sure you master the proper rowing stroke first though to make the best use of our rowing machines. Each rowing stroke has two parts: the drive and the recovery. Start the drive by pushing your feet down to straighten your legs, keeping your arms straight and gripping the handle firmly. When your legs are almost fully straight, drive your elbows back to bend your arms and bring the rower handle powerfully towards your chest. At the end of the drive your torso should be leaning back slightly with your elbows behind your body. Recovery begins as you reverse the movement back to the start, bending your knees and sliding the seat back towards your heels.

If you have any questions about rowing machine technique, our friendly Personal Trainers will be around to advise and guide you where necessary. You’ll also have access to multiple rowing machines in your local Xercise4Less gym, so you won’t have to stand around waiting to start rowing. All of our fitness centres offer over 400 pieces of exercise equipment to transform your real body including lots of rowing machines.

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Full Body Rowing Machine Row Repeats

Tone your real body and build muscle with a Rowing Machine Row Repeats session.

Put the rowing machine damper setting at 10, then position yourself correctly and safely on the rower with feet securely fastened and an overhand grip on the bar. Make sure the screen is on and that the time and distance data are clearly visible. Row for five minutes at a comfortable pace, then row for 250m as fast as possible, while maintaining proper rowing form. Rest for 60 seconds, then row another 250m at maximum effort.

Repeat for a total of ten all-out 250m rows.

Full Body Rowing Machine Build Endurance Workout

As the name suggests, this rowing exercise, the Rowing Machine Build Endurance, is all about increasing your physical stamina.

After an easy-pace five-minute warm-up, row for 20 minutes at the highest rowing effort level you can consistently maintain.

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Blast Calories with the Rowing Machine Burn Fat Exercises

Blow off some calories with this fantastic high-intensity interval-style cardio session, the Rowing Machine Burn Fat exercise.

Warm up with an easy-pace five-minute row. Row as hard as you can for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds. Repeat this on the rower for a total of six rounds, then take a three-minute rest. That’s one set. Maintain the same intensity every time so you row approximately the same distance.

Repeat for a total of 3 Rowing Machine Burn Fat sets.

The Rowing Machine Time trial for a Whole Body Workout

Build your endurance with a Rowing Machine Time trial session.

Start this test of your physical stamina with 1 all-out 500 metre row. Take 60 seconds and then repeat another 3 times for a total of 2 kilometres. As your rowing machine endurance improves over time, gradually cut your rest time by ten seconds until you’re rowing for 2 kilometres in one go.

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When you’re a member of Xercise4Less Gyms you’re part of a real community. From your fellow gym members to our friendly Personal Trainers, everyone is there to help and support you. As you progress towards your fitness goals, you never have to worry about accessing the latest equipment. Every Xercise4Less Gym offers over 400 pieces of exercise equipment so whatever fitness session you want, we cater for.

Whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user, at the People’s Gym you can enjoy a dedicated Ladies Only gym zone, a special Spin studio, a combat zone as well as a highly effective functional fitness area. Our gym members also benefit from inclusive group exercise classes including the latest Les Mills fitness sessions. Try too the amazing Xercise4Less Body Transformation Camps and Boot Camps to whip your body into real shape.

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Cross Trainer Workout Guide

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For the best cross training fitness use our Full Body Cross Trainer Workout Guide. At Xercise4Less gyms you’ll find all the equipment for effective functional cross training whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user. Working out on a gym equipment cross trainer is simply easier with Xercise4Less with our 16 ellipticals and cross trainer gym machines available in your local People’s Gym.

Energise your health and wellbeing with this full body cross training fitness session. Build your stamina and improve your overall fitness through a heart-pumping cardio workout. Hit your exercise goals even quicker with this cross trainer gym session. Talk to our friendly Personal Trainers to see how you can make cross training an important part of your Xercise4Less fitness plan.

How to Work Out Your Whole Body with Cross Training Exercises

Cross trainers are highly effective for losing weight, providing an intense workout for the entire body but taking it easy on your joints. Gym cross training machines are also highly adaptable, and you can tailor your workout to target specific muscle groups. It’s simple as well to learn how to work out with a cross trainer and a cross training machine is one of the safest pieces of gym equipment. A gym cross trainer machine provides both an upper-body workout and the lower-body workout of any elliptical machine.

When using a cross trainer in your local Xercise4Less gym, good posture will ensure that you get the most from your cross training session. Remember to keep your back straight, your hands at shoulder height on the handlebars, and concentrate on keeping your heels down on the pedals. Go at your own pace on the cross trainer gym machine but try changing the intensity through varying the speed and the resistance once you’re comfortable working out on a cross trainer.

You should have no problem getting to grips with the good quality cross trainers available in our gyms, but our Personal Trainers are always on hand to provide advice or cross training tips. Every one of our gyms is fully equipped with cross training machines including 16 ellipticals.

Read on for more detailed instructions on how to get the most from this cross training fitness guide.

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Full Body Cross Training Workout Session

Lift your cardio performance with this cross trainer machine workout. If you’ve just joined the gym or are new to gyms, you’ll find this a great cross training workout to start with. Exercise in the cardio section of your local Xercise4Less gym and mimic walking, running and climbing stairs as you benefit from an effective full-body workout on the cross trainer over 30 minutes.

This continuous cross training gym workout consists of 5 stages, each stage lasting for 6 minutes:

 

Cross Trainer Workout Stage 1

This is the warmup section. You need to be training at 40 percent of your maximum effort level. The cross trainer gym machine should be set to a resistance level of 4.

 

Cross Trainer Workout Stage 2

You need to increase your cross training fitness pace up to 60 percent of your maximum effort level during this stage. Also raise that cross trainer resistance up to level 8.

 

Cross Trainer Workout Stage 3

A mix of high and low intensity at resistance level 12 will take you through this cross training gym stage. Each minute of stage 3 is going to consist of 50 seconds of low intensity 40% effort level. Then the last 10 seconds of each minute put your hands on the fixed handlebars and at your max effort level really drive those legs and sprint for some intensive functional cross training.

 

Cross Trainer Workout Stage 4

Reduce the cross trainer gym machine resistance back down to level 8. This cross training stage will be a continuous 6 minutes at a 60 % effort level.

 

Cross Trainer Workout Stage 5

The final cross training fitness stage is the cool down, bring the cross trainer resistance level back down to level 4 and your effort level at 40 percent to finish off your full body workout.

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When it comes to cross training gyms, there’s nowhere better than your local Xercise4Less fitness centre. Not only do we provide enough exercise equipment like 19 ellipticals and cross trainers for our gym members, but we offer more than 400 pieces of fitness gear in every gym. Use this Full Body Cross Trainer Workout Guide as part of your Xercise4Less exercise programme and achieve your health and wellbeing ambitions even quicker than you’d hoped.

Using the cross trainer for a full body functional cross training workout is helpful no matter where you are on your fitness journey. If you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user, the People’s Gym provides the right equipment and the right workout environment. From a dedicated Ladies Only gym zone and energising Spin studio to a full-on combat zone and an effective functional fitness area, our gym members have everything they need to get fitter quicker. Sign up to an Xercise4Less gym membership and enjoy heart-racing inclusive group exercise classes including the latest Les Mills fitness session. Or change your whole outlook on fitness and nutrition with our amazing Body Transformation Camps and Boot Camps run by our friendly expert Personal Trainers.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms today and start seeing real results for your real body using gym cross trainer machines or lifting the heaviest free weights. Whatever you need to realise your fitness ambitions, Xercise4Less Gyms provides it.

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