Keep active during winter
winter officially upon us, remaining in bed on a cold, dark morning can seem far more enjoyable than throwing off the covers for a jog or gym session.
For those wanting to shed unwanted kilos gained from warm winter temptations, the Weekend Shopper’s Gym Equipment section offers a range of possibilities to inspire even those most resistant to fitness.
Boxing bags for $40, cross trainers for $240, and exercise bikes for $70 are all available, as well as dumb bells, rowing machines and bench presses.
Perhaps the only item not available in the Weekend Shopper’s Gym Equipment section are personal trainers such as The Biggest Loser’s fearsome Commando.
However, as the trainer behind many personal trainers, Chris Haseman of Fitness Industry Training Skill Centre and Studio (FIT) is keen to assist people wanting to obtain a healthier lease on life.
As FIT’s managing director and course instructor, Mr Haseman believes health and wellbeing play a big part in people’s quality of life.
“Looking and feeling good about ourselves is a vital ingredient in one’s sense of happiness and contentment,” he said.
Mr Haseman added while personal trainers and gyms could help people keep fit, simple exercise items such as those available in Weekend Shopper were also helpful.
“Bikes, cross trainers, and treadmills are all easy pieces of equipment to use as the exercises are an extension of what we do in our daily life,” he said.
“But like a gym membership, this equipment only becomes economical when we utilise it.”
Whether people utilise a personal trainer or an exercise bike at home, Mr Haseman said the benefits of regular exercise far outweighed the initial difficulties of simply putting on a pair of runners.
As such, having no time to exercise