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Our Guide to Kettlebells: What, Why & How

When it comes to fitness equipment, the best tools boil down to preference. Some trainees thrive in traditional gyms, where rows of weight and cardio machines take precedence, while others prefer the versatility and convenience of in-home training equipment like resistance bands, dumbbells, or medicine balls. Several factors, including fitness goals, current fitness level, and any physical limitations, should be […]

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Swiss ball vs. exercise bench: Which is better?

To say there’s a wide range of exercise equipment and tools in the fitness world would be an understatement. From kettlebells and resistance bands to cable machines and squat racks, the options are endless. One of the very best and most versatile, in our opinion, is the Swiss Ball, also known as an exercise ball or stability ball. “Originally intended […]

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Building a home gym? Here are our top equipment recos

In the fast-paced world we live in, finding time to hit the gym can be a challenge. As a result, more and more fitness enthusiasts are turning to the convenience of home gyms and in-home personal trainers.Though a home gym is not a requirement to work with us (in fact, all you need is a small amount of space and […]

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5 Super Swiss Ball Exercises

The reality is that sometimes, workouts can become stale.  But thankfully, introducing a simple and inexpensive piece of equipment – like a Swiss Ball – also know as a fit ball, can open up a ton of new possibilities and/or make our workout more challenging.Using a Swiss Ball is a great way to add core and balance work into any […]

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Our five favourite looped band exercises

Looped exercise bands are affordable, accessible, and transportable pieces of exercise equipment that we at Nielsen Fitness often recommend. Trainers are able to bring a variety of sizes and strengths that can suit all client levels, right to your door. However, it’s not uncommon for a trainer to suggest a client purchase their your own set of bands: Owning some […]

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Will a Fitness Tracker Help Me Reach My Fitness Goals?

To use a fitness tracker or not to use a fitness tracker…That is the question!Though certainly not an essential piece of equipment, a fitness tracker can absolutely play a role in helping you reach your fitness/wellness goals. Based on experience, here are some of the features about the Apple Watch (in particular, which is what Poul wears; though many would […]

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Nielsen Fitness’ Holiday Gift Guide

People ask us all the time what we recommend for at-home fitness equipment – so we thought we’d round up some of our top choices (at all price points) in this handy-dandy gift guide:  Nielsen Fitness' Holiday Gift Guide 1) A kettlebell or twoKettlebells are fantastic for improving core strength, coordination and developing muscle tone while keeping the movements functional […]

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What Do You Need To Start Personal Training?

People are often stuck, with a bunch of unanswered questions before they are ready to take the leap to start working with us. So to help you with this, we’ve complied a few (of many) questions we get asked. How much space is required to have an in-home workout? One of the biggest misconceptions about in-home training and virtual personal […]

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