Summer is just around the corner, and everyone wants to have a killer body. But, losing weight is one of those things that can be tough for us mere mortals. We don’t have an army of personal trainers. We like to eat all the things that are ‘bad’ for us. It’s time to put fitness into perspective. If you want to lose weight and look fabulous this summer, there are some brilliant ways that you can do this.

It’s not going to be easy.

But, looking at maximising your workout is the best way to lose weight in time for summer. Work longer, not harder. It’s that simple.

So, what is the best equipment to hit the gym for maximising weight loss?

Let’s find out.

The Dreaded Treadmill

Love it or loathe it, the treadmill is the one machine that is guaranteed to burn those all important calories. What is more, on the treadmill, you are focussing on all of your body, not just one part. For maximising calorie burn, which is essential for weight loss, you need to hit the treadmill. But, walking at 5MPH is not going to get you anywhere. Try hill walking, interval training and maximising the speed. What’s more, to burn those all important calories, you need to be on the treadmill for 1 hour. Yes, really.  Walk, jog, run and hill walk. That way, your body will be primed for summer. One hour on the treadmill can burn up to 500 calories on a 7MPH walk alone.


Row, Row, Row

The rowing machine is perfect for your abs and arms. Look at professional rowers; they don’t have an ounce of fat on them. The rowing machine can be tough, and it can lead to muscle fatigue if you don’t do it properly. Equip Your Gym, a leading gym equipment company; have stated the rowing machine is the best machine for toning. Killer muscles on your arms, back and abs can be achieved. Start small with 15 minutes of extreme rowing. Then, as you build on your strength, aim for half hour per session. This low impact exercise can burn 300 calories in half hour. Perfect!

Hitting the Weights

Weights are not something that everyone feels comfortable with. But, weights are important even if you are not looking at bulking up, Terry Crews style. Circuit weight training is the best kind of weight loss, weight lifting exercise. You can burn calories, build muscle and lose weight. What’s more, you will be toned as well as slender.

The Stair Master

Think about how you run up and down the stairs. Are you tired? That’s because running up and down hill is packed with cardiovascular benefits. The stairmaster is often feasted in the gym, but you don’t have to hit it with gusto on your first go. Aim to do 10 minutes for the first time to get used to the machine. But, once your confidence and ability builds up, aim for 30 minute sessions. Athletes have sworn by this machine for years. It’s great for building leg muscle and stripping body fat. What’s more, a 30 minutes workout can see you lose 250 calories.