Showcase: Fitness Equipment Fit for Training
Not everyone has the time or the budget to invest in gym membership. Yvonne Holberton highlights the latest in technical advances keeping the home fitness market up to speed.
UFC Thai Pad
A training shield for blocking punches, elbows, kicks and knee strikes, UFC say these Thai Pads have a bottom hook/loop securing strap and top grip bar for precise strike control.
RRP £29.99 www.ufc.com
Lonsdale Super Pro Sparring Glove
improved design, the Super Pro
Sparring Velcro glove from Lonsdale features the company’s latest foam technology intended to create maximum comfort and support. It is made from top grade leather to maximise quality and durability and has a Velcro closure.
RRP £74.99 www.lonsdaleboxing.co.uk
adidas adidas say their performance training ranges
are designed to increase speed, power, endurance and strength. Items include a speed rope with adjustable rope length, foam grip and integral bearing for speed training; a roll-up training mat in high density foam with textured under surface; swivel push-up bars for upper body and core strength; a medicine ball in a range of weights with a textured rubber surface and large diameter for multi grip exercises and new ankle supports.
RRP £39.99 Push-up Bars York Barbell www.adidashardware.com
Diamond Multigym The Diamond Multigym has a full 100kg weight stack, an integrated leg press, multi-position combined pec and flye arms, and a hi-low pulley station. The machine allows all the major muscle groups to be trained in isolation and is suited to individuals who want to build muscle as well as those who just want to tone up. A compact machine, it has a folding bench.
RRP £1199.99 20 SGB SPORT JUNE 2010 www.yorkfitness.com
Lonsdale Training Ball
This floor to ceiling training ball is a perfect training partner to improve hand to eye co- ordination, Lonsdale say. It is made of cowhide, hand stitched and riveted for durability, and features a heavy duty D ring at the top and bottom. It comes complete with bungee cord and adjustable leather straps for floor and ceiling attachment. The L144 ceiling hook and L138 rawplug come separately.
RRP £59.99 www.lonsdaleboxing.co.uk
Gold’s Gym Adjustable Ab Board
For keeping abs toned, Gold’s Gym’s adjustable ad board features thick foam padding for comfort and has an adjustable height facility. The company says it folds easily and has oversized foam rollers for convenience.
RRP £49.99 www.goldsgymfitness.com
Precision Training Power Tubes
Precision Training’s range of power tubes are designed for resistance training at any level. Available in three strengths, the rubber tubes have cushioned handles. The range also incorporates shaped leg tubes and eight shaped arm tubes for more targeted work outs. The power tubes are available in three colourways, yellow, red and orange and three sizes light, medium, heavy. RRP From £7.99
Fitness i-Bike S Contemporary, colourful and compact this bike
features an M-Force brake system, 8 manual resistance levels, 7kg fly wheel weight and LCD computer display. With four programmes, it also has speed/time/distance/calories/pulse/RPM functions. Other design features include adjustable seat, floor level and handle bars as well as hand pulse measuring. It is available in five colours - black, blue, red, hot pink and green.
RRP £299.99 www.reebokbikes.com
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