Whether you’re trying to lose weight or train for that half marathon, Elite Fitness has a full range of cardiovascular equipment including Treadmills, Cross Trainers, Upright Bikes, Recline Bikes, Concept Rowers, a Step Machine, Ski-Erg and CardioWall.
The equipment is simple to use and all have a wide range of programmes to ensure that you never get bored doing the same workout over and over again. During your induction and subsequent health appraisal you will be shown exactly how to use all the equipment needed to help you achieve your goals. If however you need reminding at any stage, feel free to ask one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff to give you a nudge in the right direction.
There are numerous benefits to your health in taking regular cardiovascular exercise, these include:
- Increased energy levels
- Reduced body fat percentage
- Reduced stress and improved mental health (due to the release of endorphins in the brain)
- Increased heart and lung efficiency
- Reduced blood pressure, resting heart rate and risk of stroke or heart attack
- Improved recovery time
Resistance equipment and free weight area
Resistance training is a type of exercise that will improve your muscle strength, size and tone. Helping to provide significant functional benefits and improvement in overall health and well being.
We have a wide range of muscle specific resistance training machines, each one aimed at a particular muscle or group of muscles. Each machine has a step by step guide to help make sure you use the machine correctly. If you are in any doubt, we have knowledgeable staff always available to ensure you know exactly what you’re doing.
We also have a comprehensive free weights section including Dumbbell rack, Smith Machine, Bench Press with Olympic Bars, Incline Bench Press with Olympic Bars, Cross Over Cables, Adjustable Free Standing Benches. The equipment is simple and safe to use and guaranteed to get you results quickly and efficiently.
Resistance training can be used to achieve a variety of beneficial results such as:
- Improvements in strength
- Increased bone mass density
- Efficient function of the nervous system
- Improved fat loss
- Increased calorie burning making the body more selective in burning fat
Functional matted floor area
This is where we hold our classes. When there are no classes you can use the whole space with no limitations, when there are classes on, you can still use the red matted area. Our functional floor space is perfect for things like core workouts and stretching. Working on your core is especially important if you are hoping to sharpen up your abdominals and build a stronger base from which to develop other aspects of your fitness. Think of your core muscles as the sturdy central link in a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Whether you’re hitting a tennis ball or mopping the floor, the necessary motions either originate in your core, or move through it.
Stretching will help you to maintain flexibility and retain the elasticity in your muscle fibres. This in turn will enable you to recover quicker and aid the repair of your muscles so that you can train again sooner and maintain a higher level of fitness.
We have a variety of equipment to use in this functional space to help keep your workouts interesting and progressive. Again, if you need any help or wish to be shown some new exercises just ask a member of staff to help you.
If you want to build up a base tan before going away, extend the tan you got on holiday or just want to look great and have a year round glow; our state of the art vertical tanning units are the perfect solution. Sunbeds offer a controlled way to tan and can provide appropriate levels of UV to ensure sufficient levels of vitamin D are achieved and maintained.
Tanning in sunlight means the body can be subjected to different levels of UV rays, depending on the time of day, location in the world, month of the year and so on. With a sunbed a tanning programme can be developed to ensure skin type and the type of sunbed being used are taken into consideration. This helps to ensure that over exposure, including the possibility of burning, is avoided.
The use of saunas for stress relief, relaxation, and health promotion have been around for decades. Some studies now even point to better heart health with regular use of a dry sauna.
Regular use of a dry sauna can benefit your health in several ways including:
- Positive impact on heart health
- Reduced symptoms of rheumatic diseases
- Better exercise performance
- Relief from certain skin conditions
- Fewer symptoms of asthma
- Lower risk of dementia