Fitness Equipment, Nutritional Products and Heart Rate Monitors

At MORPH FITNESS we offer a massive range of fitness equipment and nutritional products, from sets of dumbbells, skipping ropes, Dyna bands to rowing machines, cross trainers and treadmills – all at very competitive prices to suit all budgets.

We can supply big names like Polar, Nike, Reebok, Maximuscle and Tunturi to name but a few, offering a truly one stop shop.

So whether you want a set of hand weights at home to practise with while watching TV, some nutritional support to help pack on some extra muscle or give you extra energy, or set up a fully kitted home gym with weights and CV equipment – MORPH FITNESS can provide you with all the help and support you need to get the right equipment for the job at the right price.

A massive selection of up-to-date heart rate monitors is also available to help with your training programmes, to make sure you are not over training or under training and missing out on faster results.

Below are a few helpful hints to help you on your way.

Buying Gym Equipment

Long working hours, travelling time to the gym, family commitments, disliking the gym environment are all reasons why people never make it to their gym. This can be detrimental to your health, as well as to your finances.

Setting up a home gym can be a good way to keep your fitness level up, as long as you can motivate yourself to use the equipment.

The following should be guidelines for choosing gym equipment.

1. Identify your fitness requirements:

The equipment should suit the interests and fitness level of as many members of the family as possible. Your chosen activities should be enjoyable, yet challenging enough that you're able to progress to higher levels. If you find the equipment boring, you won't use it. You should be able to increase the resistance, incline or duration of a given piece of equipment.

For best results, purchase both aerobic and strength training equipment in order to achieve all-round fitness.

My advice for all-round fitness is to purchase a machine, which will work your heart and lungs and at the same time work your muscles. The machine that springs to mind is the indoor rower, such as the Concept 11.

Running machines, exercise bikes and skiing type machines are all good for improving your aerobic fitness. However, remember: all you need, to be able to run, is a good pair of trainers and a surface to put your feet on.

If your goal is an aerobic workout, then the equipment's resistance should be low enough to maintain at least 20 minutes of a smooth continuous motion. This type of exercise is what is needed to improve your aerobic fitness and burn calories for weight management.

If your goal is muscle strengthening, then considerably more resistance is required. Multi-weight style pieces of gym equipment offer the beginner a good selection of exercises and lowers risk of injury. However, they can be space consuming.

Free weights, such as dumbbells and resistance bands, can easily be stored and provide a vast selection of exercises.

Gym manufacturers can sometimes make extravagant claims about their equipment, such as "burns calories five times faster than running" or "will turn you into Hercules in just over 5 weeks".

2. The big factor (How Much?):

The number one rule here is that you generally get what you pay for. Keep in mind that high-quality equipment that works reliably after several years of heavy use can't be manufactured cheaply.

Remember: if you're on a budget, a skipping rope, resistance band and exercise mat may set you back about £20.00. This and a little knowledge are all that you will need to get in shape – plus this gym is portable.

Take this into consideration when buying: if a product is cheap, there is normally a reason. Find out what it is.

  • It could be that it is discontinued; if it breaks, can you get parts?
  • Updated models coming out – this can lead to some good bargains.
  • It's cheap, because it's mass-produced, normally in a third world country.
  • Its cheap because its rubbish! TRY AND AVOID.

3. Where will you put the equipment?

Many areas need to be looked out. It is not just a case of sticking the equipment all in one room. The main concern is your safety – make sure the room is safe.

  • No low ceilings, or obstacles, which can be hit if lifting weights.
  • The floor should be secure if you have heavy weights, especially free weights.
  • Avoid having weights in an upstairs room.
  • There should be good lighting and a fresh airflow.
  • Keep electrical cables and pipes tidy.
  • The floor should be non-slip and clean at all times.
  • Aim to have a power supply, so you have music or air conditioning working when you need them.
  • Plan for at least as much open space as equipment space.

Use the following guidelines to determine how much room you'll need:


So now you have some ideas. Simply call MORPH FITNESS on 01883 335977 and we will be only too happy to help you with your purchase or send you a copy of our catalogue.


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