Month: January 2017

Healthy Snacks to Eat at Your Desk

They say a workout starts in the kitchen. Whilst sat at your desk, either in the office or at home, it is easy to go through a pack of biscuits throughout the day. We are sometimes guilty of it at the Kettler office! But instead of a packet of chocolate, why not try healthy alternatives to graze on while hard at work.

Here’s what healthy snacks we are eating at Kettler HQ:

Detail of a nut mix in a plastic bowl.Nuts

Nuts are packed with protein for better recovery after exercise as it repairs muscle tissue. Nuts fit into a nice little container and provide a filling snack to replace chocolate sweets.

A womans hand holding a mix of dried fruits.Dried Fruit

Dried fruit or freeze dried fruit is a healthy little snack for a sweet tooth. High in fiber and low in calories makes this a perfect little treat with a variety of choices available in your local supermarket. Plus the natural sugar gives us the good kind of energy we need to get through the working day.

A Good Dip

A healthy dip, such a hummus is very en vogue when it comes to snacks. Hummus is great because it reduces the risk of cancer, lowers cholesterol and is rich in protein. Also, it is filling, comes in plenty of flavours and is easy to make in the kitchen!

What About Lunch Time?

As previously mentioned, a workout starts in the kitchen. Why not prepare something healthy the night before you come into work? Claire, our Fitness Customer Services Manager, regularly posts her delicious pre-made lunches on her Instagram account, @claire.morganlee, while Niki, our Internal Sales and Logistics Administrator, tucks into a tasty salad at lunch time.


It is a standard, staple part of any healthy diet. While snooping around the office I found plenty of tasty fruit, accompanied by a bowl of porridge.

Green Tea

There are so many Teas to choose from! Walk through the Kettler office and you are bound to catch a whiff of every kind. Flavoured green tea seems to be a favourite here.

Hope this has inspired you to go healthy at work. Let us know on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram about your new healthy snacks.

HIIT Workout: What, How and Why?

HIIT or High-Intensity Interval Training has been all the rage over the last 5 years and is set to be one of the most popular exercise trends of the decade. Here at Kettler we like to keep on top of the latest crazes in the fitness world so we can cater our home gym equipment to what you want. Here is our guide to HIIT.

HIIT Workout: The What?

For years, Olympians and professional athletes have used HIIT (high-intensity interval training) to prepare for their sports, as if it were their little secret. But anyone can do it! To put it simply, High-intensity interval training is the opposite to, say, marathon running.

In a HIIT session, you go all-out and give 100% in short bursts of exercise followed by short periods of rest. This means you get a full exercise routine done in as little as 15 minutes, so you can continue on with your day.

HIIT Workout: The How?

It can be done anywhere and with any machine (or with no machine at all). For example, on an exercise bike: push yourself, flat-out, peddle, peddle peddle! Then rest. Stop completely or slow the peddling right down for an active rest. The focus is on getting your heart rate right up and then filling your body up with oxygen during the rest periods.

On average, a 15 minute HIIT workout, 3 times a week has better effects on your body than an hour of running – perfect for those with a busy schedule.

HIIT Workout: The Why?

So what are the benefits of HIIT. The quickness and convenience of it has been mentioned, but what does it do to your body?

  • Tones the muscles.
  • Boosts endurance.
  • Great for your heart.

Pushing your heart to it’s maximum has the same effect as pushing your muscles, increasing its productivity and strength. Also the high-intensity burns calories for longer, more than continuous exercise. Finally, it keeps training interesting. Tedium can destroy a workout. It stops you from exercising. With HIIT, it is simple to switch what you do from 1 exercise to the next.

If you are looking for a new, exciting way to improve your health, give HIIT a go. It’s short, sweet and great for your health!

What Are the Benefits of a High Incline Treadmill?

A treadmill is simple – we all know a treadmill. You turn it on, run, change the speed and stop. It is a good, simple and effective way to tone muscle. But what if you could tone more and progress faster? A high incline treadmill isn’t just a gimmick, it is the next step in fitness. But what are the benefits?

Extreme Muscle Toning

Any sort of incline challenges muscles further. A high incline treadmill tones the muscles much faster, improving quads, hamstrings, glutes and also ankle strength. A higher incline tones muscles and burns calories 5 times quicker for fast fat loss.

Improved Cardio

Without a strong cardiovascular system your muscles cannot work to their full potential. A strong heart will improve your endurance. The high incline treadmill pushes your heart rate even further than a normal treadmill, allowing you to push yourself and improve your health.

Prevents Boredom

Running on a treadmill in the house can lead to boredom – there is no escaping it. There is only so much you can stare at the pattern on your wallpaper while you run. Adding another level of difficulty keeps a workout fresh and exciting while providing a new challenge. Having the option of pushing the incline as far as you can go will keep an exercise routine exciting.


As well as adding a level of difficulty, the high incline design allows you to perform more than just a jog. You can include incline lunges, squats, high knees, side skips and straight skips in an exercise routine.

Up Hill Climbing in a Controlled Environment

Love hiking? It is a great way to improve muscle and keep healthy, however uneven ground and unpredictable weather can put a stop to things very easily. A high incline treadmill allows you to improve your leg muscles, preparing yourself for an outdoor hike, thus providing a safer foundation for when you step outside and take on any wide open space.

We Are On Pinterest!

As well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you can find Kettler on Pinterest! We have a choice of fun and inspirational pins to look through. Enjoy our wide range of boards, including:

  • Kettler Casual Dining.
  • Outdoor Living.
  • Indoor Fitness.
  • Kettler Toys.

Whether you need ideas for the perfect present, mesh garden furniture or gym equipment for the home, we update our Pinterest regularly with pins on our whole range. Follow us for new and exciting products in addition to ideas to improve your home and garden.

Enjoy the complete Kettler experience, where we showcase the absolute best of what we sell and also what we love.