Staying fit during the winter months can prove difficult. As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder, it's hard to find the motivation to actually leave the house. The thought of attending an exercise class or the gym, or going for a run in the cold becomes far less appealing.
Newitts recognises that exercising in the winter for some of us is hard work, which is why we've put together some excellent Christmas gift ideas to keep you and your loved ones fit this winter, without having to leave the comfort of your own home!
Treat someone special this Christmas with our top picks of fitness equipment to utilise in the home.
Aerobics steps provide a cheap way to keep fit without ever leaving the home. Newitts has a range of aerobics steps currently on sale that are lightweight and compact, some with an adjustable height. Aerobics steps can accommodate users of all fitness levels and can help you to build endurance, strength and improve overall fitness and cardiovascular.
Skipping is an excellent form of exercise that can be performed just about anywhere - all you need is a skipping rope and some willpower! Skipping can improve cardiovascular fitness while toning muscles at the same time. Use it for just 15-20 minutes and you can burn off around the same amount of calories in a chocolate bar! So, if you're thinking about indulging this Christmas, it's well worth investing in a skipping rope to stay fit.
Investing in a freestanding punch bag can be an excellent way to keep fit this winter. The unique design of the Century Sparring Bob punch bag available from Newitts means that it takes up less space than originals, which is an added bonus is you are limited for space in your home. Punch bags are valuable training tools to help improve strength and balance and increase your fitness levels. Furthermore, it has been suggested that punch bags can even improve your mood and strengthen your heart - so why not get into the swing of it this Christmas.
Another fun way to keep all the family fit this winter is to invest in a hula hoop. The Apollo weighted Hula Hoop from Newitts is easy to connect together and is the perfect fun stocking filler for loved ones this Christmas. Hula hoops are excellent for trimming the waistline whilst improving inner core strength, so you can tone up and lose weight whilst having lots of fun at the same time!
If you've got enough space, or room for a home gym, why not invest in a rowing machine. The Concept 2 Model D rower sold by Newitts has the added benefit of adjustable footrests and wheels to make it more mobile, a stainless steel track to facilitate full leg motion and it's fan engineered to minimize noise. Rowing machines can improve cardiovascular fitness whilst increasing muscle strength and endurance - all at a relatively low overall cost.
Table tennis might not seem like the most obvious way to keep fit, but it is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports around, and it has the added benefit of being an affordable sport that you can practice within the home. Playing table tennis can have a number of positive health and fitness benefits on your body such as improving aerobic fitness and muscle endurance, burning off calories, improving hand-eye coordination and developing the strength and power of muscles, particularly in your legs and arms.
To check out Newitts' full list of Christmas gift ideas click here. Look out for some of our biggest and best deals this Black Friday.
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