8 Best Websites to Buy Gym Equipment in the UK

The ongoing pandemic has made it difficult to go out shopping or for exercising in the gym. This has created the latest trend in the UK, setting up gym and workout stations at home. But it is pretty challenging to find quality equipment at a reasonable rate.  This challenging task is now tackled quickly with the help of online shopping sites in the UK.

With these top eight sites to buy gym equipment in the UK, you’ll find all the motivation you need. This online shopping space allows you to accomplish better results in less time when shopping for fitness equipment. All your hustling and wandering now needs to be put up to an end, and a more productive and efficient search is in the game with e-commerce sites.

Some info about top performers in the game will help you use your money efficiently. Details of the top eight online shopping sites are shared below.


If you’re looking for a large selection of fitness equipment to choose from, you may want to check out fitness-china.com. Everything starting from resistance bands to yoga mats and athletic apparel is available here. In addition, the cheapest deal on fitness equipment in the online market are found here.

Along with a great selection of home exercise equipment, they also have a massive selection of outdoor gear and household items, including kitchen utensils and cleaning products. Just search your wish, and the perfect result will appear. Choose the one under your budget and order it.


Powerhouse-fitness.co.uk is a great place to start your search. With a large selection of home fitness equipment, you’ll find everything from treadmills and rowing machines to kettlebells and punching bags.

In addition, there are several types of equipment that allow you the convenience to carry them along with you on your road trips.

There is a wide selection of high-quality exercise equipment at an equally reasonable rate at this UK’s powerhouse of fitness.

The only thing better than getting a good deal on your equipment is being able to get it delivered right to your door for free. This feature is another feather in its crown.


The best deals on cardio equipment, powered by incredible technical support, are the definition of a Fitness superstore. To help you find the right type of exercise gear for your needs, Fitness-superstore offers customer service for this very purpose.

They are happy to help you find the right equipment selection for your needs and help you get started with an exercise routine that fits your schedule.

If you’re in the UK, it’s worth browsing the website of Fitness-superstore.co.uk for this reason alone.


It’s hard to stay motivated when it comes to working out. To keep you on the right track, Watson gym has different training programs and fitness merchandise to motivate you through hard days.

The training program gives you innovative ideas to be involved in your exercise for a better outcome. This keeps curiosity alive and enhances day by day.

Sometimes the only way to get through the workout is by looking forward to having a post-workout reward, like a healthy protein shake or some nutrition bars.   


Online shopping has become so popular that shoppers use their mobile devices and computers more than visiting the nearby market. The most favourite cyber stop shop of people in the UK is Amazon.co.uk. This online platform has thousands of gym and fitness related products.

With offers and new products arriving regularly, there is always something new around the corner on the amazon platform. So keep exploring to check the latest arrivals on amazon. Then, add to your, pay for it, and the delivery guys will be at your door in no time.


This UK based company is devoted solely to providing sports and fitness gear. There are all sorts of gyms, training, athletics and fitness machine-based equipment available on this site. With offers and discounts, you will find a pretty good deal on genuine products. It is good to steer clear of fraud and scammers.

NordicTrack also ties up with famous sports and athletes like Michael Phelps to motivate people and share their journey and fitness routine.

It provides the crucial initial push for too many people looking forward to exercising and being fit. The journey of a self-made star like Michael Phelps is so much motivating and adventurous.


Another gem from the UK has made a pretty dramatic entry in the fitness industry. With the vast and latest variety of products, this site indeed has the potential to bring the game further up.

Along with fitness tools, this site has everything needed in daily life. So make a shopping list and start exploring the vast variety of products on this site.

There are many hard to resist features and some incredible benefits for its regular users. Fast delivery, quality product, excellent customer support and easy return policy are some of its great features. The customer care executives are available every time for resolving any issue related to your shopping experience.


The first thought that strikes people’s minds when someone talks about used products is off ebay. This platform has changed the entire game of the used product market. It is the door connecting the two ends of a bargain. An interested buyer finds a person looking to sell a used or new product on ebay.

This way, the whole transaction is facilitated easily. Various certified used products come with a warranty. If you are short on budget or simply not willing to not invest nig money in fitness equipment, then the go-to place for you is ebay.

This is an excellent platform for both buyers and sellers. If you change your mind in the future, you can always sell the equipment back on ebay at a reasonable price.

In drawing to a close, it is suggested to check the project’s price online before buying anything. Various sites provide different offers that will help you find a genuine product at a comparatively lower price. The best sites for online shopping in the UK are listed above for your convenience.

Taking Back Control

Taking Back Control

The following is a guest post from Courtney Rozen, a former co-worker and dear friend. She has transformed her life over the last few years thanks to a strong commitment to her health and wellness.

Courntey inspires others daily as a Weight Watchers leader and as a cardio and strength instructor in Binghamton, New York.

Picture it – May 2011, the spring wind blowing, a morning rain hitting my face, feet pounding the pavement and the beat of a song making me move one step closer, one step faster to finish my first half marathon.

That was a day I would never forget. I made it; I completed a goal I set out to do.

I cried and cheered along with my friends that “Wow! We just ran 13.1 miles”. I felt invincible!

If I could do a half, these other “little” races were cake. I went to run a 5K with my friends about a month or so after the half and I started out strong, feeling good, music moving me,” I got this” I said to myself.

The first mile came and went, “Okay, that’s nothing. Only 2 to go.” And suddenly it hit me: the panic, anxiety, the words “you cannot do this, you will never make it to the end.”

I walked about a half mile, then ran for a bit and then walked to the end. What had happened to me?

What had happened that I couldn’t complete a 5K especially after running a half marathon? I chalked it up to a bad day and said to myself, “There will be other races”.

The next 5K came and I volunteered to walk it with a friend who was not going to run the race but wanted to be a part of it.

The truth was I was too scared to run. There was no rhyme or reason for this, but my head saying “No”.

May 2012 came, the annual bridge run was upon us, and I didn’t do it. I never signed up. I never went because I had stopped running cold turkey – I just couldn’t.

My workouts were getting less, I was losing strength and endurance, my eating was spiraling and I was binge eating at night sometimes to the point where I would make myself sick. I was living a secret.

I was in a very dark place, yet to the world I was their shining star, motivating them to lose weight as a Weight Watchers leader and fitness instructor.

My clothes were getting smaller, and we know nothing feels right when your pants are too tight! I didn’t know what to do, until a road trip with my mom and a very long car ride home I admitted I needed help.

I told her I was too scared to run anymore and my fears had led to other bad habits, like secretly binging.

I said I don’t want to live this life like this anymore. I had lost 55 pounds and it was slowly coming back. I needed the strength to believe in myself again.

It was my turn to reach out and ask for the guidance that I gave to others. I called my friend and said “Please meet me at the park now and run with me.”

She was surprised by my call but she did. It was the hardest mile I had ever run. I wanted to literally puke after doing it, but it was a step in the right direction.

That night I went home and started a countdown chart I called “Taking back control.” I assigned myself minutes at the gym, and eventually added miles to my workouts.

I would cross them off as I accomplished each day.

It is now 455 days. While I still fight binge eating, I have not made myself sick. I just work out harder the next day or occupy my mind with writing in a journal or simply writing on my fitness page on Facebook.

In that time, I ran that May half marathon and beat my time by 1-minute! I did the Warrior Dash, a couple 5k’s, a 5-miler or two, and a 10-miler.

I have not let fear take over me, I have taken over fear by conquering it with “I can’s, I will, I have!” I am proud to say in 2014 I will run my first full marathon.

I did not ask anyone’s permission or conference with anyone about the decision. I just did it. I run for me and only me.

I love running with my friends in races and to just run and catch up. But this decision was something I needed to do alone to believe in myself, to challenge my abilities and to prove to myself you have come a long way baby!

Watch Your Numbers

Watch Your Numbers

The following is a guest post from Michael Deem, a fellow athlete from my CrossFit gym who is also training to compete in the Freeze Fest Team Challenge.

Michael was a rower for all four years of high school, attempted rowing in college, and quickly got distracted.

After more than four years of neglecting fitness, he’s relearning what it means to be an athlete.

With just over a month left to go until Freeze Fest, I’m not sure if I’m anxious or excited for my first (unofficial) CrossFit competition. (I had just started cross-fitting and so I didn’t have a clue what I was doing during last year’s Open Games, so let’s not count that.)

However, I can say with certainty that I am anxious almost every time I walk into the gym these days.

“Why would you be anxious to enter your athletic home?” you might ask. We have be training so hard for so long… and we still have almost 5 full weeks to go!

Personally, I am exhausted after every workout, almost until the following one. And I know the programming will only get harder. (This Saturday, after a full Olympic lifting regimen, we did Fran. Just for fun. Because we could.)

Honestly, it’s not the exhaustion or pain that makes me nervous. When I dig a little deeper, I realize it’s the fear of not stacking up, of not performing my best, of having a little left in the tank because I was too nervous at the start to mash the pedal into the floor – probably from exhaustion, feeding this vicious cycle on itself.

Interestingly enough (or perhaps just because I’m a guy), one activity that doesn’t make anxious yet I do with more regularity is stepping on the scale even though I’ve increased my bodyweight 10% since starting this ordeal.

You read that correctly: Ten. Percent. I was about 200 pounds when I first got under the bar for Smolov Jr. Now, granted with more muscle and less flab, I weigh more than when I started cross-fitting. (I would say “210” if someone was daring enough to ask, but I was closer to 215.)

Embarrassingly, I gained almost all of it after Smolov, so I can’t say I “feel” much stronger for it. (Although, I wonder what it’s like to “feel stronger.” Do Olympic lifters and bodybuilders “feel” stronger when they wake up in the morning, instinctively sensing that they could flip the bed their significant other is probably still sleeping on with one arm? Or do they have to look in the mirror before they can grasp the magnitude of their strength?

More on that later.) I continued to eat like a racehorse, and gave myself too much slack over the holidays.

I fell into the all-too-familiar and ubiquitous trap: “I work out. I can afford another scoop of mash potatoes. My body needs it!… There are cookies on the team table?! Oh alright, I suppose I am heading to the gym after work.”

And now, to compensate and repent, I am cleaning up my diet a la Mark Sisson’s 21 Day Challenge meets Whole 30 and hoping this spare tire melts back away.

But the scale and the diet challenges and the flab all miss the point. You see, those aren’t the numbers that really matter – not when you’re an amateur, and not even when you are trying to “get in shape.”

Unless you are literally an All-American, Olympian, or professional athlete who must make a weight class within 2 weeks, your body weight is the wrong number to watch.

Assuming that weightlifting (not just lifting weights) is the optimal conduit to fitness (yes, over cardio), then the weight on your bar is what matters. (I despise call-outs to broad demographic categories, but, ladies, this applies to you, too.)

I realize that most join gyms to improve their body composition. I have. More than once. But muscles are literally fat-burning machines. “Body composition is 80% what you eat,” a truism in the Paleo community, is another way of saying that if you send your muscles (and nervous system) the right signals by putting the right food in your body at the right times and lifting heavy things quickly and regularly, they will literally burn the fat for you.

I can’t wait for my scale to break. If it was mine (it’s my girlfriend’s), I would sell it or bury it in my storage closet.

The scale sends the wrong signal. I don’t need to see that. And my body doesn’t need to hear that. It’s the wrong metric to focus on because it does not help me perform.

We know that watching other people’s numbers is counterproductive, but watching your own wrong numbers can be just as bad.

The way to “feel” strong is to be strong. Don’t wonder if you’re strong in the shower after a workout.

The mirror and the scale can’t tell you. If you lay it all out on the floor, every workout, you are strong – and will you get stronger.

Throw your scale away. Or, better yet, buy another one, put them about 6 feet apart, and then rest a loaded bar on them to check the weight.

Then deadlift until you break them or you can’t deadlift anymore. Watch the weight at the ends of the bar go up, and don’t bother to check your weight when you get home.

Aye Kalimba: Freeze Fest – Mission Accomplished

Aye Kalimba: Freeze Fest – Mission Accomplished

The following is a guest post from Kalimba Edwards, a friend, athlete, firefighter and self proclaimed “everyday soccer mom”.

Her current goal is to attempt one competition every month in 2014. She regularly shares her adventures on her blog Aye Kalimba – the training, the people she meets, the highs and lows, and the lessons learned.

Each month, we will catch up with Kalimba to hear about her progress. This month Kalimba tells us about competing in the Freeze Fest Team Challenge.

This past Saturday, my brother, Josh, and I competed in our first partner CrossFit competition. Overall I was very happy with our performance.

Josh had little over a month to prepare and learned a variety of the movements in the week leading up to the event.

He did awesome and really was the driving force behind our team. At the end of the day we were 37th out of about 60 teams but I wasn’t concerned with the ranking at all.

We won in my eyes because we did 21 pull ups and that was no easy task for us. The lifting events went well, the endurance/conditioning events went okay, and he carried me 50 yards twice so yeah, pretty much badass.

He’s a great partner and having an event to train for makes those 5:30am workouts so much easier.

I also had a great time cheering and hanging with my friends from CrossFit Rigor and TwinTown CrossFit. They are a great group of people and would do 50 more burpee box jumps to joke around with all of them.

When the day came to an end, Josh said he was excited to do another competition soon and I’m game as long as we are partners again.

Will I do another individual CrossFit competition? Probably not anytime soon. I do love CrossFit, but I’d rather use it to train for other events.

Events like, hmmm, boxing. Yeah boxing. March 1st. Unite to Fight at Uppercut Gym. Time to get my Rocky Balboa on!

The Crucible of Competition

The following is a guest post from Michael Deem, a fellow athlete from my CrossFit gym who also recent;y competed in the Freeze Fest Team Challenge.

Michael was a rower for all four years of high school, attempted rowing in college, and quickly got distracted.

After more than four years of neglecting fitness, he’s relearning what it means to be an athlete.

For any regular reader of Man Meets Goat (or anyone who has stumbled upon on and been blown away by one of my guest posts—anyone?), you will know that I have competed before.

I became familiar with athletic competition in high school as a rower, but I never got comfortable with it.

Michael and his teammate Katelynn at Freeze Fest.

I still distinctly remember and can feel the slow, uneasy curdles of nausea rolling through my stomach when I imagine myself lining up next to five other boats for a 1,500 meter sprint.

I didn’t know how much they had trained or where their pain thresholds were, but I knew mine.

And I knew we were about to find out definitively whose was higher and who was more willing to push theirs.

I am thrilled to report that the days, hours, and minutes leading up to the Freeze Fest Team Challenge and the individual events felt nothing like this.

Sure, I got a few butterflies in the warm-up area at the thought of walking out in front of the crowd to attempt a clean PR or to show my friends their first kipping pull-ups, but they immediately flew away when my partner and I took the platforms as the well-worn paths from countless hours of metabolic and strength training lit up in my brain.

My first take away from my first Crossfit competition is complete trust in the programming at my gym: Everything was manageable but challenging because the programming taught me how to challenge myself; and to be confident in my abilities.

With that new-found confidence, I recognize the need to push myself even harder in training, the need to go even further out of my comfort zone if I want to be even more competitive, if I want to push my athleticism even further.

Perhaps the biggest difference between partaking in and spectating at any athletic competition is your visibility to the correlation between work done in training and capacity for performance on the big day.

I need to constantly remind myself of that correlation as I train for my next competition (with Jeremy) in June.

I am particularly excited for this competition because it is an individual competition: just me and my ability – my willingness and preparedness to lay it all on the line.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to have a partner for my first athletic competition in over five years.

I am sure the nerves and nausea would have returned in full force had I been on the platforms alone. (Actually, I’m not even sure I would have signed up.) But now I am ready to enter the crucible of competition alone to see what I am made of alone.

Our head coach actually “never encourage[s] athletes in the gym to compete.” Not because he does not want them to, but because he wants them to work tirelessly at their fitness for themselves. Not for the gym, or a coach, or a trophy, or a team.

Not to beat another contender or arch rival. For themselves. However, he is elated when one of his athletes decides to compete because that athlete will invariably train harder. “The competition people work under pressure,” and you need pressure to make diamonds.

I am not doing Crossfit to compete. Rather, I will continue competing to discover why I am doing Crossfit.

If it was just to get and stay in shape, or just to make new friends in a new city, I could coast through class. I wouldn’t need to push myself. I wouldn’t hunger for the burn deep in my legs and lungs.

But I do. Perhaps I am just the kind of guy who needs to keep working towards something, like a shark, always moving forward or he dies.

The fire is still alive and I must quench it.