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There’s nothing new about home gyms

Lateral ExtensionIf you think that the idea of setting up a home gym in the spare room is something new then think again.

A dusty, leather-bound book written in 1861 by Gustav Ernst, describes in detail a portable gymnasium for any Victorian gentleman or lady looking to keep in trim.

The manual was recently unearthed in the archives of of London’s Wellcome Library and shows women in full skirts, crinolines and tightly laced bodices attempting activities such as leg extensions, downward traction, jumping exercises and chest expansions.

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Burn risk posed by home treadmills

Plastic surgeons are warning parents of the risk of children being injured in accidents with home treadmills.

Research by Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery and published by the Royal College of Surgeons said an increasing number of children were suffering deep friction burns from motorised belts.

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Reclaim your body with home workouts

Shed unwanted weight, sculpt your physique, tone muscles, reduce joint pain, or simply be healthier and fitter. Women’s Home Workout Bible will show you how and all in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

In Women’s Home Workout Bible, best-selling author and renowned personal trainer Brad Schoenfeld shares his secrets on the perfect home workout regime. Step by step, it identifies the home gym setup and workouts to enable you to meet your fitness goals, schedule and budget.

It shows how to set up a personal home gym for as little as £60, or expand your options with more equipment for £300, £600, or more than £1500. Whatever your budget, with over 160 exercises, there’s plenty of variety, including bands, balls, free weights and fitness machines.

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