Assisted Pull-Up Machine Workout Guide

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The benefits of the assisted pull-up machine

Develop your upper body strength with the assisted pull-up machine at Xercise4Less gyms. This strength training machine uses counter weight to help you fully complete a successful pull-up. The assisted pull-up machine strengthens and tightens your back and core area as well as the under-arm and back area. These areas are notoriously difficult to tone, and you will have to remain patient, building up slowly.

Once you are familiar with the equipment and have built up your confidence to progress, you can add weight to the machine to increase the difficulty and resistance.

How to use the pull-up machine effectively

Firstly, grasp the machine with your palms facing each other in a neutral position, with your knees situated on the kneepad. Pull your shoulders back and down, locking them into position. Then, hold this position and bring the other knee onto the pad as you lift up into the start position.

It is important to keep your shoulders drawn inward, slowly lowering your body until your arms result in a fully extended position. Ensure you momentarily pause at the top before lowering yourself. This will help you to maintain a more efficient form, lessening the potential risk of injury or discomfort.

The perfect amount of pull-ups

There is no set amount of pull-ups you need to achieve in order to have a better workout than yesterday, but around 10 pull-ups is a good number to aim for. This will not happen overnight, and you may need to lessen your expectations at the beginning and work your way up towards a perfect 10. It is vital that you become accustomed to your own bodyweight, and this can be achieved by holding a dead hang for as long as possible. After this point, you will be able to gauge each and every pull-up by determining how long or how easily you can hold your weight before pulling yourself up and completing a rep. For optimum results, use a full range of motion to work your muscles and fibres more rigorously than normal. Keep this extended movement as slow as possible in order to reduce joint stress.

Why Xercise4Less Gyms?

We are proud of our friendly staff and inclusive community in our gyms and welcome people from all backgrounds and experiences to join us. Whether you’ve never stepped foot into a gym before or are an experience gym goer, join the Xercise4Less community today and take those all-important first steps onto your health and fitness journey.

Our members find everything they need to reach their personal goals in regard to health and fitness from our friendly staff to dedicated Ladies Only gym zone, special Spin studio or group fitness classes including Les Mills workouts and also toning and conditioning.

Mixed Martial Arts Cage Workout Guide

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Boost your physical condition with MMA

Want to improve your fitness through combat? Xercise4Less gyms feature a dedicated combat zone with a boxing ring and MMA cage. Combat training is one of the most intense workouts, designed to work every part of your body. Kick, punch and grapple to build up your legs, arms and core.

Giving your body a full workout will help to blast the calories, shed fat and improve your cardiovascular fitness to really get your heart pumping. Whether you are new to fitness, or a seasoned pro, MMA training caters for all needs and there is no limit on how hard you can push yourself through MMA fitness.

Improve strength with explosive exercise

Step into the MMA cage at your local Xercise4Less Gyms to build-up your strength. Give your body a complete workout and focus your attention on all the key muscle groups. Combining the explosive power of boxing and kickboxing with the enduring strength needed for grappling make MMA training a key component for building your functional strength.

Clear your head in the cage

Due to the intense nature of combat training, and specifically MMA training, you will need to implement all your focus into your exercise, giving you the full physical and mental benefits of this type of workout. For most people, combat training is stepping out of their comfort zone, which can be very challenging, but it can also be a great way to boost your self-esteem and confidence.

Regular exercise is a sure-fire way to release endorphins and reduce stress. Practicing an activity such as MMA on a regular basis is not only beneficial to your physical health, but for your mental health and wellbeing, too.

Build your social circle through sparring

Whilst you can shadow a lot of MMA exercises, it is not the same as having a sparring partner or if you like, an opponent. Get one of your friends to join you in the octagon and don a pair of pads for you to kick and punch, working those muscle groups and improving your fitness. As well as delivering obvious physical benefits, MMA training can be a fun way of getting to meet new people in the gym. You can easily rotate the exercises between yourself and your partner, think of it as a rest break, ready to push yourself to the limit the next time you’re up!

If you feel comfortable enough to try contact exercises with your sparring partner, then grapple exercises are as effective as any for burning calories and giving you the physical workout you are craving.

Why join Xercise4Less Gyms?

With a friendly, inclusive gym community, we’re suitable for people of all fitness levels. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve fitness or increase muscle, we have the equipment and facilities you need to achieve your goals.

Boxing Ring Workout Guide

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Enhance your fitness in the ring

Step into the ring to 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 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.

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Reduce stress with high-intensity training

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.

Improve hand-eye coordination through sparring

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.

Boxing Ring Workout Guide - Hand-Eye Coordination

Build strength with combinations

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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Why join Xercise4Less Gyms?

With a friendly, inclusive gym community, we’re suitable for people of all fitness levels. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve fitness or increase muscle, we have the equipment and facilities you need to achieve your goals.

Punchbag Workout Guide

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Combat your fitness with a punchbag workout

Build your cardio and physical fitness through the punchbag. Put on a pair of boxing gloves and repeatedly hammer away at the punch bag. This will provide you with a high-intensity workout, burning the calories and blasting belly fat in order to help you to achieve your fitness goals. You can incorporate several techniques when using the punchbag, ensuring you give your body a testing workout.

Aside from the physical benefits, the punchbag also offers benefits to your hand-eye coordination by forcing you to focus on a specific target, honing in on certain spots of the punchbag for optimum results.

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Improve your aerobic fitness

Boost your aerobic fitness by hitting the focused target. The simple act of moving around a target means you are constantly changing body positions and challenges the cardio respiratory system. Throwing punches for at least two minutes at a high level of intensity provides a great workout. As well as improving your aerobic fitness, you can boost your core stability and coordination. This is done by remaining on your toes, transferring your body weight from foot to foot as you strike the selected target. Once you are in full flow, your core will develop and throwing a combination of punches helps your coordination, so you are in total control of what you are doing. Furthermore, the coordination and balance mean that your posture remains correct and provides support to your body, preventing you from falling when you make sudden movements.

Increase power, strength and endurance

Your power will also benefit from a punchbag workout as you are focusing on as many muscles as you can throughout the exercise. The main muscles that are used are; arms, shoulder, chest, back and waist to help generate power through your upper body. When performing punches such as upper cuts and hooks, you make full use of your back and arms whilst straight jabs give the chest and shoulders attention.

The main perception of boxing is all about power and strength. However, your stamina and endurance will dramatically improve with such a high-intensity workout. You can even add this to a HIIT workout, making sure you get your full session of cardio in, as well as building up your muscle mass. You can also blast that belly fat and lose weight through the punchbag. As the core elements of the exercise are based around aerobic fitness, you will rapidly burn calories as you encounter resistance from the punchbag as you hit it, causing your muscles to become firm and toned. With this comes a reduction in body fat percentage, adding a whole host of health benefits such as reducing the risk of diabetes, heart conditions and high cholesterol.

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Punch away your problems

Boxing and combat exercises offer assistance to your mental health as well as your physical wellbeing. Constantly hitting a heavy bag will help to build your confidence and self-esteem, as well as developing new-found techniques. As you continue to pound the punchbag, all the negative stress from the body will quickly evaporate as your mind is totally focused on the task at hand. You have no time to think about other things as you are participating in a physically exhausting, aggressive exercise. It also allows the body to release endorphins, improving the mood and counter the feeling of depression or aches and pains which are the result of exercise.

Why Xercise4Less Gyms

We are proud of our friendly staff and inclusive community in our gyms and welcome people from all backgrounds and experiences to join us. Whether you’ve never stepped foot into a gym before or are an experience gym goer, join the Xercise4Less community today and take those all-important first steps onto your health and fitness journey.

Our members find everything they need to reach their personal goals in regard to health and fitness from our friendly staff to dedicated Ladies Only gym zone, special Spin studio or group fitness classes including Les Mills workouts and also toning and conditioning.

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.

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.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms for Incredible Treadmill Workouts

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.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms today and see how treadmill training, cardio workouts and weight sessions can lift your level of fitness to the optimum.

Stationary Bike Workout Guide

Stationary Bike
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.

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.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms for the Best Stationary Bike Workouts

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.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms today and find the perfect starting point for your journey towards peak fitness at the best local gym in your area.

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.

Read on for more detailed instructions on how to perform these full body rowing machine exercises correctly.

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.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms for a Rowing Machine Transformation

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.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms today and you can start rowing your way to fitness success!

Full Body Kettlebells Workout Guide

Kettlebells
Kettlebells

Ready to build muscle and burn fat with only one piece of Xercise4Less gym equipment? Our Full Body Kettlebells Workout Guides will guide you to a higher level of fitness whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user.

At your local Xercise4Less gym you can work out the best way to include a kettlebells session in your exercise plan when you sit down with one of our friendly expert Personal Trainers. Achieve your fitness ambitions when you take on this total body kettlebells workout today.

Work Your Whole Body with These Kettlebells Exercises

With this Xercise4Less Full Body Kettlebells Workout Guide you’ll get a whole body functional workout and an amazing boost on your fitness journey. Hit as many muscle groups as possible to burn calories to ash with the following kettlebell exercises:

 

 

Kettlebell Goblet Squat

Romanian Deadlift with Kettlebell

Kettlebell Swings

Kettlebell Plank

Kettlebell Sumo High Pull

Kettlebell Overhead Triceps Extension

 

When using kettlebells, make sure you practice good form and stay in control of the kettlebell when you swing or lift. If you’d prefer to focus on specific parts of your body using kettlebells, check out our Upper Body Kettlebells Workout Guide or the Xercise4Less Lower Body Kettlebells Workout Guide.

Don’t worry either if you’re having difficulty getting comfortable exercising with kettlebells. Our Personal Training staff will be on hand in your local Xercise4Less gym to provide tips and guidance on kettlebell technique. You’ll always be able to work out with kettlebells at any Xercise4Less fitness centre as every one of our gyms is fully equipped. You can use this kettlebells workout guide with 2 sets of 8-32kg Olympic kettlebells and a set of 8-16kg Olympic kettlebells in each Xercise4Less gym.

Read on for more detailed instructions on how to get the most from these whole body kettlebell exercises.

Full Body Kettlebell Goblet Squat Exercises

Start as you mean to go on and blast excess calories with the Full Body Kettlebell Goblet Squat.

Grip the kettlebell by the base of the handle with your fingers touching the body of the kettlebell. Holding the kettlebell at chest height, perform one squat and come back up.

Do 10-12 Kettlebell Goblet Squat full body reps and repeat in 3 sets.

Total Body Romanian Deadlift with Kettlebell Workout

Hammer your hamstrings with this full body Romanian Deadlift with Kettlebell exercise and see impressive benefits.

Hold a kettlebell in both hands. Keep your back straight while allowing your arms to hang perpendicular to the floor, with your wrists pronated and the elbows pointed to your sides. Start the Romanian Deadlift with Kettlebell by flexing your hips, slowly pushing your butt as far back as you can. Only partially bend your knees and keep your weight on your heels. Drive your butt back as far as you can to generate tension in your hamstrings as your hands approach knee level. Maintain an arch in your back throughout this kettlebell exercise. When your hips cannot go any further back, pause, and then slowly return to the starting position by extending the hips.

Do 10-12 Romanian Deadlift with Kettlebell full body reps and repeat in 3 sets.

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Complete Body Workout with Kettlebell Swing Sets

The Kettlebell Swing is a classic total body exercise that hits glutes, hamstrings, and your core at the same time.

Start with the kettlebell on the floor between your feet and slightly in front of you. Bend slightly at the knees but hinge mainly at the hips before gripping the kettlebell and pulling it back between your legs. Drive your hips forwards and straighten your back to send the kettlebell up to shoulder height. Let the kettlebell return between your legs and repeat the move. Make sure all the power comes from your hamstrings and glutes.

Do 15-20 Kettlebell Swing full body reps and repeat in 3 sets.

Work Out Your Full Body with Kettlebell Plank Workouts

Work your core with the highly effective Kettlebell Plank exercise.

Get into a push-up position with a kettlebell in front of you. Grip the kettlebell handle with two hands and keep your back, butt, and neck fully straight and aligned. Pull your belly button to your spine, and keep your glutes and core engaged by contracting your abs as if you were about to be punched in the gut. Hold this position without rounding or hanging through your back. Keep all your muscles activated.

Do 12 Kettlebell Plank full body reps and repeat in 3 sets.

Full Body Kettlebell Sumo High Pull Exercises

Work out your whole body with this Kettlebell Sumo High Pull set.

Place a kettlebell on the ground between your feet with your feet in a wide stance. Grip the kettlebell with two hands. Set your hips back as far as possible, with your knees bent. Keep your chest and head up. Start the Kettlebell Sumo High Pull by extending your hips and knees, simultaneously pulling the kettlebell to your shoulders and raising your elbows as you do so. Reverse the motion to return to the starting position.

Do 12 Kettlebell Sumo High Pull full body reps and repeat in 3 sets.

Full Body Kettlebell Overhead Triceps Extension Exercises

Attack your core with a gut busting Kettlebell Overhead Triceps Extension session.

Raise a kettlebell overhead with one arm, pointing your elbow upwards and forwards. Start with your arm just slightly bent. Keep your upper arm straight and lower your forearm to 90 degrees. From here extend at the elbow again until just before full extension. Use a controlled, steady pace and squeeze your triceps at the top of the movement. Lower slowly and under control.

Do 10-12 Kettlebell Overhead Triceps Extension full body reps and repeat in 3 sets.

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Join Xercise4Less Gyms and Transform Your Real Body with Kettlebells Workouts

When you join Xercise4Less Gyms you join a real community of likeminded fitness enthusiasts at all levels of fitness. We make it simple for our gym members to focus on their exercise goals by providing them with the right equipment for their fitness programmes and that includes kettlebells. Every Xercise4Less gym provides 2 Sets of 8-32kg Olympic kettlebells and a Set of 8-16kg Olympic kettlebells for you to achieve real results from your exercise efforts. Use this Full Body Kettlebells Workout Guide to make your fitness sessions even more effective. Prefer to work on your upper body and lower body separately? Check out our Xercise4Less Upper Body Kettlebells Workout Guide or our Lower Body Kettlebells Workout and start swinging!

The latest fitness equipment is a given with Xercise4Less Gyms but it’s only part of your workout experience with us. 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 we offer everything you need to achieve your exercise ambitions. Our gym membership includes a dedicated Ladies Only gym zone, special Spin studio, a combat zone as well as a highly effective functional fitness area. As an Xercise4Less Gyms member you also benefit from top class group exercise classes including Les Mills fitness sessions with friendly expert Personal Trainers ready to take you to the next level of fitness. Try too our incredible Body Transformation Camps and Boot Camps to start shaping and toning your real body.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms today and start your journey towards massively improved health and fitness with or without kettlebells!

Cross Trainer Workout Guide

Cross Trainer

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.

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.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms for the Best Cross Training Workouts

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.

Free Weights Workout Guide

Free Weights
Free Weights

Get set for a full body transformation with the Xercise4Less Gyms Full Body Free Weights Workout Guide. Whether you’re ready to join a gym, new to gyms, a casual gym goer or an experienced gym user, you’ll always get more out of your fitness sessions at an Xercise4Less gym.

Sit down with one of our expert and friendly Personal Trainers to plan an exercise programme that works for your real body. Make sure that free weights are a central part of your fitness plan and you’ll melt fat and tone up far quicker than with cardio alone. Check out the details of our highly effective Full Body Free Weights Workout Guide below using free weights like dumbbells and barbells.

How to Work Out Your Whole Body with Barbell Exercises

Use the 350 sqm of dedicated free weights floor in an Xercise4Less Gyms to really build up your fitness. Check out the following body sculpting exercises in our Xercise4Less Full Body Free Weights Workout Guide:

Free Weights Forward Lunges
Free Weights Reverse lunge
Free Weights Incline Dumbbell Sets
Free Weights Flat Chest Flye
Free Weights Seated Shoulder Press
Free Weights Dumbbell Skull Crusher
Free Weights Hammer Curl
Free Weights Rear Delt Fly

 

Try these top free weight exercises the next time you hit your local Xercise4Less gym for a stronger, leaner, fitter you. Focus on quality free weights reps with good form. If you’d prefer to focus on specific parts of your body with free weights, check out our Upper Body Free Weights Workout Guide or the Xercise4Less Lower Body Free Weights Workout Guide.

With the Full Body Free Weights Workout Guide you can work out with free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg to transform your whole body. We provide every piece of exercise equipment you need to get you fitter and stronger. But don’t worry if you’re struggling with lifting technique or have any exercise questions, our Personal Trainers will be right by your side to advise and motivate you with any free weights issues.

Read on for more detailed instructions on how to perform these total body free weights exercises correctly.

Whole Body Free Weights Reverse Lunge Workouts

See a whole host of lower-body benefits from this whole body Free Weights Reverse Lunge.

Hold a pair of dumbbells by your sides, stand straight and brace your core muscles. Take a giant step backwards with your left foot. Bend your right knee until it’s at 90° and lower your left knee until it is also bent at a right angle. Then push back up and return to the starting position. Hold a pair of dumbbells by your side as you lunge backwards. You can opt to alternate legs with your reps or do all of them on one leg before switching to the other.

Do 13-15 Free Weights Reverse Lunge full body reps. Repeat in 3 sets.

Work Out Your Whole Body with Free Weights Flat Chest Flye

Work your pecs hard with the amazing Flat Chest Flye free weightsexercise.

This free weights session uses dumbbells and a flat bench. Lie with your head and shoulders supported by the flat bench and your feet flat on the floor. Hold the dumbbells directly above your chest, palms facing each other, then lower the weights in an arc out to the sides as far as is comfortable. Use your pectoral muscles to reverse the movement back to the start. Keep a slight bend in your elbows throughout and don’t arch your back. Try not to overstretch.

Do 13-15 Flat Chest Flye free weights reps. Repeat in 3 sets.

Full Body Seated Shoulder Press Free Weights Exercises

A compound free weights workout the Seated Shoulder Press really builds shoulder strength and muscle.

This full body free weights session uses a barbell and an adjustable bench. Adjust the barbell to just below shoulder height while standing then load the desired weight onto the bar. Place an adjustable bench beneath the bar in an upright position. Sit down on the bench and take the bar using a pronated grip. Inhale, brace, tuck the chin, then lower the bar to the top of your chest. Exhale and press the bar back to lockout. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Do 15-20 Seated Shoulder Press free weights reps. Repeat in 3 sets.

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Full Body Dumbbell Skull Crusher Free Weights Workout

A great free weights movement for the triceps when you’re trying to build your arms, the Dumbbell Skull Crusher should definitely be included in your workout plan.

With a dumbbell in each hand, lie on a bench or stability ball and extend both arms overhead. Bend your elbows so your forearms are parallel to the floor. Slowly straighten your arms, then lower them to the starting position.

Do 10-12 Dumbbell Skull Crusher free weights reps. Repeat in 3 sets.

Whole Body Free Weights Hammer Curl Session

Boost your biceps with a Hammer Curl using dumbbell free weights.

Stand up with your torso upright and a dumbbell on each hand being held at arm’s length. The elbows should be close to the torso. While holding your upper arm stationary, exhale and curl the weight forward while contracting the biceps. Continue to raise the weight until the biceps are fully contracted and the dumbbell is at shoulder level. Hold the contracted position for a moment as you squeeze the biceps. Inhale and slowly begin the lower the dumbbells back down to the starting position.

Do 10-12 Hammer Curl free weights reps. Repeat in 3 sets.

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Free Weights Full Body Rear Delt Fly Sets

The free weights Rear Delt Fly targets your upper back muscles and shoulders but also benefits your spine and hips.

A rear delt fly whole body exercise is done with dumbbells. Make sure to maintain a neutral spine position and avoid moving your torso. Stand with your legs hip-width apart and hold two dumbbells by your side. Bend your torso forward and bend your legs slightly so that your arms extend below your body with your hands facing each other as you hold the free weights. Exhale and raise your arms out to your sides with your hands facing down, squeezing your shoulder blades together during the movement. Inhale and lower your arms to the starting position. This is 1 rep.

Do 8-12 Rear Delt Fly free weights reps. Repeat in 3 sets.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms for Superb Free Weight Workouts

With 350 sqm of a free weights floor at Xercise4Less Gyms you’ll find all the exercise equipment you need for the most challenging fitness journey. Use our free weights racks guide for a total body workout with free weights ranging from 2kg to 75kg. If you’d prefer to split your free weights workout, then check out our Xercise4Less Upper Body Free Weights Workout Guide or our Lower Body Free Weights Workout right now.

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 we offer everything you need to hit your fitness goals. Work with super motivated Personal Trainers to help you achieve your health ambitions. Work out with our fitness community in inclusive group exercise classes including Les Mills fitness sessions or in a dedicated Ladies Only gym zone. Add in a special Spin studio, a combat zone, a functional exercise area and our incredible Body Transformation Camps and Boot Camps and our gym members have every advantage on their journey to improved fitness.

Join Xercise4Less Gyms today and you’ll quickly work out why we’re the first stop on your fitness journey as you transform your real body with free weights and see real benefits from fitness the Xercise4Less way.