Kettlebell Moves For Better Posture

Kettlebell Moves For Better Posture

Kettlebell Moves For Better Posture

June 14, 2017

Posture is an oft-overlooked aspect of fitness that affects how you feel, how you look, and even your performance in the gym. When it’s…

What are the benefits of Dumbbell Exercise?

What are the benefits of Dumbbell Exercise?

June 12, 2017

Dumbbells are small weights, shaped like a Roman letter I, resembling mini, single-piece barbells. You purchase dumbbells in different weights, starting with lightweight versions…

Top 5 Lower Ab Exercises for Men

Top 5 Lower Ab Exercises for Men

June 9, 2017

The hunt for six-pack abs can be a frustrating one. Men often try to achieve V-cut definition in their stomach by working on their…

The Best Upper-Body Exercises For People Who Hate Push-Ups

The Best Upper-Body Exercises For People Who Hate Push-Ups

June 7, 2017

You might think of the push-up as an arm exercise, but this move also works your shoulders, back, chest and abs. So if you…

TRX vs Rings: Which Suspension Training tool is right for you

TRX vs Rings: Which Suspension Training tool is right for you

June 6, 2017

Suspension training has become a wildly popular option for training these days. Some gyms offer full classes and programs based on the merits of suspension…

Rubber Vs Iron Dumbbells

Rubber Vs Iron Dumbbells

June 5, 2017

Dumbbells are an essential piece of workout equipment, both at home and at the gym. The many variations in styles and types mean there’s…

Machine to Free Weights Exercises

Machine to Free Weights Exercises

June 2, 2017

Let me preface this blog saying that you don’t have to switch from your weight machine exercises to free standing ones. There are benefits…

The AB-MXR: An Introduction

The AB-MXR: An Introduction

May 30, 2017

If you are looking for a new, safe accessory to help you with your home workouts, read on to learn about the AB-MXR, the…

The Power Push-Up Workout

The Power Push-Up Workout

May 26, 2017

Chances are you think push-ups are an old fashioned, boring exercise. Well, it can be, if you just perform the standard push-up. However, there…

This Sand Bag Workout will get you shredded!

This Sand Bag Workout will get you shredded!

May 24, 2017

While there are a lot of different methods and workouts that can be used to get shredded, sandbag training is one that can be…

Introduction to Squat Racks: Benefits, uses and types.

Introduction to Squat Racks: Benefits, uses and types.

May 23, 2017

A squat rack is a piece of gym equipment which is adjustable in height and holds an Olympic bar so it can be used…

How to Beat 3 Common Fitness Failures

How to Beat 3 Common Fitness Failures

May 22, 2017

“If you were in charge of the fitness industry, what would you change?” It’s a question that doctors, trainers, and even the government has…

The Recovery Workout you should try!

The Recovery Workout you should try!

May 19, 2017

Crushing your workouts is great, but it is also important to make time for active recovery. Active Recovery Some say the only way to…

How to choose between different Cable Machine Attachments

How to choose between different Cable Machine Attachments

May 17, 2017

Almost every gym has a cable machine. You know, those big apparatuses with a cable that is able to be moved up and down…

Dynamic Stretches for Runners

Dynamic Stretches for Runners

May 16, 2017

The stretching debate—both pre- and post-workout—seems never-ending. For Deena Kastor, however, the answer is simple. After all, performing dynamic stretches before runs has helped…

How to Choose Your Punching Bag

How to Choose Your Punching Bag

May 15, 2017

Punching bags are always the most important sports accessory for getting training for the punching strength, keeping focus, learning counter striking and improving the…

What Do Wrist Weights Help You Do?

What Do Wrist Weights Help You Do?

May 12, 2017

Strapping on a pair of wrist weights before you take a brisk walk around the park might not improve your look, but these simple…

Moves for a Stronger Back

Moves for a Stronger Back

May 9, 2017

As someone who has experienced back pain regulary in my life, I can tell you how important my spine’s health is to me. Although…

Correct Form for Back Exercises

Correct Form for Back Exercises

May 8, 2017

Simply put, no two bodies are created equally. Taller athletes need to realise the difference in their skeletal makeup and how it affects their…

Chest Exercises you might not have tried before

Chest Exercises you might not have tried before

May 5, 2017

When you think about chest workout, I’m sure that bench press or maybe push ups that come into your mind. What else? These are…

Common Lies told by Weight Loss Supplements

Common Lies told by Weight Loss Supplements

May 3, 2017

You’d think that by now we’d all stop falling for supplements which promise to “blast belly fat” or “drop pounds while still eating cupcakes”.…

Reasons to Wear Compression Sleeves

Reasons to Wear Compression Sleeves

May 2, 2017

We have recently stocked up on Rebook accessories, and we are loving their running wear. Compression sleeves and calf sleeves haven’t been popular with…

3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Build Muscle

3 Scientifically Proven Ways to Build Muscle

April 28, 2017

Building muscle is a key aim of many athletic performance programs. Mechanical tension, metabolic stress and muscle damage are the keys that unlock your…

The Agility Hurdles Workout you should try!

The Agility Hurdles Workout you should try!

April 26, 2017

The great thing about agility hurdles is that you can get a very efficient workout out of them. Plus they are pretty cheap and…

TRX Legs Workout

TRX Legs Workout

April 24, 2017

The TRX is a cheap and fun accessory that has seen an increase in popularity over the past years. Despite this, you mostly see…

5 Popular Gym Exercises that are Controversial

5 Popular Gym Exercises that are Controversial

April 19, 2017

Most people believe that all exercises are good, safe and effective. After all it’s exercise and that has to count for something, doesn’t it?…

Essentials to Workout at Home

April 18, 2017

Many of us want to get our workouts in, throughout the day, however we can find it difficult to make it to the gym,…

Start using Supersets to maximise your workout

Start using Supersets to maximise your workout

April 17, 2017

Supersets is when one performs multiple exercises in a row with minimal rest (the amount of time to change between machines for example). One may…

The Do’s and Dont’s of Holiday Meals

The Do’s and Dont’s of Holiday Meals

April 13, 2017

It’s that time of the year again!  Easter is the time to be with your family, and you know what that means… food! Lots…

What Are the Benefits of Eating Oatmeal Every Morning?

What Are the Benefits of Eating Oatmeal Every Morning?

April 11, 2017

Nothing says “good morning” like a warm bowl of oatmeal. Oats can be prepared in many different ways – slowly cooked and creamy, or blended…

5 Common Fitness Myths

5 Common Fitness Myths

April 10, 2017

There is no doubt that the fitness industry is full of “wonder” products, diet fads and false information which can be made up by companies…

The Olympic Weight Set

The Olympic Weight Set

April 7, 2017

Most of us turn to gym memberships or hiring the services of a personal trainer when starting our fitness journey. It is easier, sure.…

Health Tips to Kick off the Spring Season

Health Tips to Kick off the Spring Season

April 6, 2017

The spring season is officially here, and with this seasonal transition comes the perfect opportunity to reevaluate your health. If you’re looking to start…

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April 4, 2017

Different Squat Stances

Different Squat Stances

April 3, 2017

The squat is known to be the most universal strength training move. It is used by most gym-goers, from athletes, to body builders, to…

Defy Aging with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

Defy Aging with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

March 31, 2017

Wouldn’t be great to be able to turn back to clock and get some of those years back. Age is one thing we can…

Station 83 new “Rubber Flooring” and “Astro Turf”

Station 83 new “Rubber Flooring” and “Astro Turf”

March 29, 2017

What was the idea? Owner Alan and James needed 650 black rubber titles and an 11m x 2.2m astro turf strip to be their…

Eat well when busy

Eat well when busy

Most of us, employed full or part-time, or otherwise busy with other responsibilities, find it hard to stick to an healthy diet when we…

LActive Gym Flooring Case Study

LActive Gym Flooring Case Study

March 28, 2017

LActive Gym: LActive is a gym/functional training facility in Dumfries ran by Lesley Ann. Her appetite to provide a range of classes and functional training areas…

The New LA Workout from Speedplay you can do at your Gym!

The New LA Workout from Speedplay you can do at your Gym!

People are a bit obsessed with the new with the fun and dynamic workout from one of LA’s boutique studio, Speedplay. But, of course,…

How to use a Foam Roller

How to use a Foam Roller

March 27, 2017

Foam rollers can help you with everything from working out the knots in your muscles to sculpt your abs. This inexpensive, super-versatile piece of…

Choosing a Recumbent Exercise Bike

Choosing a Recumbent Exercise Bike

March 24, 2017

When first buying a piece of fitness equipment, you always have questions about how to make the right choice. It’s very important to make…

Best Medicine Ball Exercises

Best Medicine Ball Exercises

March 23, 2017

If you want to work your core muscles on a bit different way, then doing medicine ball abs workout can be a great choice.…

New WEIDER Products in Stock

New WEIDER Products in Stock

March 22, 2017

We’ve just added a few products to our stock, all from WEIDER, and we must say, we are very excited about them! Weider Fitness…

4 Things You DON’T Have to Do to Get In Shape

4 Things You DON’T Have to Do to Get In Shape

March 20, 2017

It’s no secret that in order to get in better shape (i.e., lose some extra body fat and improve your general fitness) you have…

What is Progressive Overload?

What is Progressive Overload?

March 14, 2017

  If you had to take everything there is to know about fitness and boil it down to one simple concept, it would be…

What to look for when buying a treadmill

What to look for when buying a treadmill

March 13, 2017

ThThose who are looking to purchase a treadmill for home use, will undoubtedly be looking for a machine that is powerful and performs properly.…

8 Everyday Ways to Flatten Your Abs

8 Everyday Ways to Flatten Your Abs

March 10, 2017

Hours of crunches aren’t the only key to a flat stomach. Simply sneak in a few minutes of these eight exercises every day, and…

7 Benefits of Running that are not Weight Loss

7 Benefits of Running that are not Weight Loss

March 9, 2017

It’s no secret that a lot of people that take up running, do so with the goal of losing weight. It’s the most notorious…

Choosing a Rowing Machine

Choosing a Rowing Machine

March 8, 2017

The rowing machine is a solid choice of home equipment to help you get fit. It gives you a complete workout that can result…

3 signs that you are overexercising

3 signs that you are overexercising

March 3, 2017

  There are many benefits to exercising, ranging from fat loss, to better health and happiness. With all of these, it’s no wonder many of…

Plyometrics Training: Get your Plyometric Box now and get on it

Plyometrics Training: Get your Plyometric Box now and get on it

February 28, 2017

Remember being a kid, and having fun hopping, skipping and jumping around the playground? What if I told you there was a workout that…

The Stepper: how to use it and why

The Stepper: how to use it and why

February 27, 2017

If you want to slim down and tone up, then stair climbing might just be your thing. Yes it’s pretty tough, but it it…

Get inspired by Crossfit and burn fat

Get inspired by Crossfit and burn fat

February 24, 2017

It’s no secret that one of the biggest reasons behind exercising is to burn fat. There are several ways, sports and tactics in order to…

What is Functional Training?

What is Functional Training?

February 23, 2017

Functional training, as a concept, first showed up in the physiotherapy practices, in which the doctors rehabilitated people with injuries by making them perform…

How to relieve knee pain

How to relieve knee pain

February 22, 2017

The knees are one of the parts of the body that take the most beating when you workout. If you are an active person,…

Why to fit in gym mirrors?

Why to fit in gym mirrors?

February 21, 2017

Gym mirrors should not be overlooked, whether for commercial or personal gyms. There are two main reasons for having mirrors in your gym: practicality…

What is the Champions Ladder and what is it used for?

What is the Champions Ladder and what is it used for?

February 20, 2017

Cardio equipment is a must have in a commercial or personal gym, and you can expect to find in them the ever popular treadmills,…

How to turn Yoga into a HIIT Session

How to turn Yoga into a HIIT Session

February 17, 2017

During winter, you might be tempted to switch your icy jogging trails for a warm yoga studio. But while yoga is known to confer…

The relationship between Core Exercises and Back Pain

The relationship between Core Exercises and Back Pain

February 15, 2017

The relationship between core exercises and back pain: The relationship between core exercises and back pain is an interesting and important one. Many people…

Recumbent Bikes vs Exercise Bikes

Recumbent Bikes vs Exercise Bikes

February 13, 2017

We have a wide range of stationary bikes available to be bought or hired through our website. We have recumbent bikes and exercise bikes,…

Why Should We Exercise?

Why Should We Exercise?

February 10, 2017

I thought I would write a post about why we should exercise because, let’s face it, many of us know we should, but we don’t…

Rowing Machine Hiring for just £15 per week!

Rowing Machine Hiring for just £15 per week!

February 9, 2017

While our other cardio equipment seems to be quite popular, rowing machine hiring doesn’t seem to get as much love as, say, the cross…

Scottish Veterans Residences Case Study

Scottish Veterans Residences Case Study

February 8, 2017

Scottish Veterans Residences: Scottish Veterans Residences is a Charity established in reaction to the sight of veterans sleeping rough on the streets of Edinburgh.…

York Fitness Chest Strap transmitter – Why is it important to monitor your heart rate during exercise?

York Fitness Chest Strap transmitter – Why is it important to monitor your heart rate during exercise?

February 7, 2017

We currently have our chest strap transmitter by York Fitness on sale now (for just £24.99), so I thought it would be go to…

Vibration Plate – what is it all about?

Vibration Plate – what is it all about?

February 6, 2017

We have recently added to our stock of products a few vibration plates, which are available to hire or buy, but we think they…

An Introduction to Nutrition for Gymgoers

An Introduction to Nutrition for Gymgoers

February 3, 2017

This past decade, a lot of studies have been done about the proper nutrition for gymgoers. Gone is the time when people thought that eating…

Boxing workout for beginners!

Boxing workout for beginners!

February 2, 2017

We, here at Chandler Sports, love boxing as workout, but it also happens that many people do not realise the benefits of it. Because…

Weight training – not just for body builders!

Weight training – not just for body builders!

February 1, 2017

For many of us, upon entering the allusive world of “fitness”, weight training is mysterious and intimidating. The idea most people have of exercising involves…

Summit 7 Massage Chair – 57% reduced now!

Summit 7 Massage Chair – 57% reduced now!

January 31, 2017

We have recently expanded our range of products to include massage chairs. We are running a promotion on this home-use Summit Massage Chair, so…

Fight monotony with this alternative treadmill workout!

Fight monotony with this alternative treadmill workout!

January 27, 2017

A treadmill workout doesn’t have to be a repetitive, purely cardio routine, you just need to get a little creative with it. (And I’m…

Bum-bastic Kettlebell Exercises for Glutes

Bum-bastic Kettlebell Exercises for Glutes

January 26, 2017

Kettlebell exercises for glutes are practical, simple, cheap and fast. Isn’t that everything you want out of a workout? You can use them to…

G260 Khronos Semi Commercial Cross-trainer by BH Fitness

G260 Khronos Semi Commercial Cross-trainer by BH Fitness

December 30, 2016

Semi Commercial Cross Trainer   The Semi Commercial Cross-trainer by BH Fitness are back on my list as I have to kick up my…

Rubber Hex Dumbbell by York

Rubber Hex Dumbbell by York

December 12, 2016

Dumbbells   Dumbbells, the new thing in my little work out area. I’ve been doing quite a lot of cardio and thought it was…

BH Fitness SK2500 Commercial Stepper

BH Fitness SK2500 Commercial Stepper

November 25, 2016

Commercial Stepper   The Commercial Stepper is my new best friend. Because a month off is real killer for fitness! I have a wonderful…

BH Fitness YV30R Vibroboost Commercial Vibration Plate – Continued

BH Fitness YV30R Vibroboost Commercial Vibration Plate – Continued

October 3, 2016

Commercial Vibration Plate   This week I’ve continued to use the Vibroboost Commercial Vibration Plate by BH Fitness. I wanted to give this a…

BH Fitness YV30R Vibroboost Commercial Vibration Plate

BH Fitness YV30R Vibroboost Commercial Vibration Plate

September 16, 2016

Commercial Vibration Plate   This week I’m giving the Vibroboost Commercial Vibration Plate a go. There is a bit of misconception surrounding this nifty…

BH Fitness SK9300 Smart Focus Commercial Cross Trainer

BH Fitness SK9300 Smart Focus Commercial Cross Trainer

September 9, 2016

Commercial Cross Trainer   Having taken my work out up a notch I’ve decided to use a SK8900 Smart Focus Commercial Cross Trainer this…

BH Fitness SK8000 Commercial Upright Bike

BH Fitness SK8000 Commercial Upright Bike

August 31, 2016

Commercial Upright Bike   This week I’ve been using the BH Fitness SK8000 Smart Focus TV Commercial Upright Bike (wow that’s a mouth full!)…

FDC19 Elliptical Cross trainer By BH Fitness Product Review

FDC19 Elliptical Cross trainer By BH Fitness Product Review

August 30, 2016

Hello Chandlerites! I’ve got a great new product for you! It’s big, its bad, it’s affordable and its great for getting you in shape!…

The Ultimate Punching Bag Workout

The Ultimate Punching Bag Workout

August 25, 2016

The Ultimate Punching Bag Workout The Punching Bag is a great way to get in shape without having to buy a lot of equipment. All…

BH Fitness SK8950 Commercial Recumbent Bike

BH Fitness SK8950 Commercial Recumbent Bike

August 24, 2016

Commercial Recumbent Bike Ok for this week I’ve been working on the Commercial Recumbent Bike from BH Fitness. The SK8950 Recumbent Bike to be…

Top 3 Ultimate Dumbbell Workouts for Beginners

Top 3 Ultimate Dumbbell Workouts for Beginners

Top 3 Ultimate Dumbbell Workout for Beginners   Dumbbells are the absolute best piece of equipment for building strength and toning your upper body.…

BH Fitness LK5000 Commercial Rowing Machine

BH Fitness LK5000 Commercial Rowing Machine

August 18, 2016

Commercial Rowing Machine   This week I’ve been using the BH Fitness LK5000 Commercial Rowing Machine. I was inspired by the women’s doubles rowing…

BH Fitness Semi Commercial Treadmills

BH Fitness Semi Commercial Treadmills

August 11, 2016

The Semi Commercial Treadmills Experience   This week I’ve been using the Magna Pro from the BH Fitness range of Semi Commercial Treadmills. Although…

Ultimate Chinning Bar / Chin Up Techniques

Ultimate Chinning Bar / Chin Up Techniques

August 9, 2016

Ultimate Chinning Bar / Chin Up Techniques The Chin up is one of the most effective and diverse exercises in your workout arsenal for…

Glasgow University – Chris Jewel

Glasgow University – Chris Jewel

August 7, 2016

Glasgow University – Chandler Sports are a fantastic company, run by fantastic people.  They have provided a professional and reliable service to us for…

Ageas Retail, Glasgow – Ally Wilkie

I am the facilities Assistant for Ageas Retail Glasgow and I use Chandler Sport for our Maintenance and Repairs for our Gym they a…

LActive Gym, Dumfries – Lesley Ann

From my first encounter with the team at chandlers I was made to feel at ease, Elaine’s customer service is fantastic & kurt &…

Mansion House Hotel Country Club – Sam

Mansion House Hotel Country Club – Sam

Were now in our second year contract with chandler Sports and it’s been a pleasure. The company are informative and very helpful. Over the…

BH Fitness Commercial Treadmills

BH Fitness Commercial Treadmills

August 5, 2016

The Commercial Treadmills Experience Hi my name is Elaine and I’m the Commercial Accounts Manager for Chandler Sports. I’ve been with the company a…

Whitburn Community Centre – Janette Wood

Whitburn Community Centre – Janette Wood

July 29, 2016

“Chandler Sports respond quickly and efficiently to all our service and repair requests. They understand the issues faced daily by a busy Community Centre…

Symphony Hotels & Leisure Ltd, Best Western Hotels – Joanne Cox

Symphony Hotels & Leisure Ltd, Best Western Hotels – Joanne Cox

I always find the Chandler Sports team very friendly & pleasant whenever they are called out. They are also very competitively priced and as…

Kettlebell Information

Kettlebell Information

July 28, 2016

Kettlebell Information So everyone at the beginning of kettlebell thought, how does one use this? It’s a ball with a handle should I just…

Smarty Fitness by BH Fitness

Smarty Fitness by BH Fitness

July 23, 2015

The future has arrived! With Smarty fitness by BH Fitness you can manage quickly and efficiently your centre, connecting with users and enjoying the latest technology…

Fitness Equipment Servicing Programme got the go ahead from “The Co-Operative Group”

Fitness Equipment Servicing Programme got the go ahead from “The Co-Operative Group”

May 27, 2015

The new Co-Operative Group distribution centre in Scotland has welcomed Chandler Sports to perform an annual service for their gym member’s. Brian Madden facilities…