Strength & Conditioning


5 Pieces of Essential Equipment for a Home Gym

Now that we’re probably facing another freezing British winter, the idea of building your own home gym may have crossed your mind once, twice or thirty times!


Making the decision to lose weight or get fit is the first hurdle, but actually committing the time to doing it can be a whole other challenge. It’s pretty easy to find excuses not to drag yourself out into a dark, wet evening for an hour of queuing for machines in a bustling, too brightly-lit gym where you’re forced to sweat it out to a loop of Miley Cyrus hits. However, stepping into your spare room for a solo fitness session where you can pound it out and no-one can hear you scream (well, except for your family downstairs but they’ll probably just raise the volume on the TV!) – Suddenly, your goals seems a whole lot nearer!


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30 Minute Home Workout To Help You Lose Weight

We trainers hear time and time again the age old excuse of, ‘I don’t have time to workout’.


Yes you are busy, we all are.


However, if you’re genuinely serious about your health and wellbeing, then making time to train is as important as eating a hearty breakfast or getting a good night’s sleep.


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Why it’s OK to Skip A Workout and Rest Instead

Whether you’re working out with a Pursuit Fitness trainer a couple of times a week or in the gym every other day pumping weights, there is one thing everyone needs to do, to ensure the best results:  Rest.


I know, you’re thinking, “How will resting get me to drop 5 lbs or develop abs to rival Cristiano Ronaldo?!”.


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3 Exercises For Men To Get Rid Of That Beer Belly (it’s not what you think)

When it comes to losing weight, a lot of guys think laying on the floor and doing a thousand sit-ups or crunches, is going to get rid of that unwanted fat around the mid-section. Sorry guys this will do nothing!! Although you may feel like you’re “getting the burn”, all this will do is give you a sore back.

I know this may be a bit of shock, but its ok, I am going to show you 3 exercises that will really help you get rid of that belly.

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Note…. I share 9 tips that are essential for your success in taking back control of your health in the free pdf. To grab it now, just click here.





Here are 3 great Kettlebell exercises for losing belly fat, without having to do another sit up or crunch, ever again!!


The Goblet Squat

Squatting will give you the most bang for your buck. Not only do you use your quads, you also use your glutes, hamstrings, calves and core. Throw a Kettlebell in too and you’re flying. You are now also using your biceps and shoulders too!


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A Kettlebell Swing

Swinging a Kettlebell is an awesome way to get the heart-rate up. Doing 30 seconds at a time with one of these will be miles better than doing any amount of sit ups.

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A Standing Shoulder Press

Great for working the upper body. Not only are you working your shoulders, you are working your triceps, back and core too.

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Depending on the weight of the Kettlebell and your ability, you should aim to perform each one of these exercises for 8-15 reps. Then rest for 1 minute and repeat for 2-4 sets.


So as you can see, 3 awesome exercises to get rid of that beer belly and not one crunch or sit up in sight. If you’re looking for further advice or guidance, just give us a call on 01372 231002, or request a FREE consultation by clicking here.


Why not download our FREE Ebook, Discover 9 Quick Tips For Men Who Want To Take Back Control Of Their Health. Just click the link below.

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To Take Back Control Of Their Health

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6 Exercises You Should Be Doing To Lose Weight And Get Great Legs

Here at Pursuit Fitness Training we often get asked “with summer round the corner what are the best exercises for my legs?” or “I want to be able to wear a summer dress, what shall I do?” Well today I am going to give you the answer.   Below I have put 6 exercises that you need to put into your workouts, I have even given you the techniques and how many of each to do. However, I don’t know where you are starting from, or if you have any issues like back pain etc, so I would, as always, recommend getting a personal trainer to coach you through the movements just to make sure you are doing them correctly.   Now ladies, these exercises may look a little scary and they may look a bit alien to you. That’s ok, because as you will read in the free pdf we provide “The 5 Biggest Mistakes Women Make When Trying To Lose Weight”, one of the biggest mistakes women make is not doing resistance training (lifting weights). You can start with light weights, or even no weights for the squat, single leg squat and lunges, while you get used to the technique. Then you will need to progress to using weights and challenging the body.   So here they are…. 6 exercises you should be doing to lose weight and get those great legs that you are happy to show off this summer…   (more…)

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