Powertrain Sports and Fitness Blog index

The Best Treadmill Running Apps for Beginners

Written by Powertrain Sports,  5th August 2022

Running on a treadmill can old... fast. That's why we've rounded up a list of the best treadmill running apps to get you motivated and hit your weekly targets!   read more...

5 Effective Ways to Get Motivated for a Run

Written by Powertrain Sports,  5th August 2022

Running motivation doesn't always come easy. Get back on the treadmill (or road) with these effective tips.   read more...

Air, Magnetic or Water Rowing Machines: Which Should I Get?

Written by Powertrain Sports,  29th July 2022

There are a lot of rowing machines on the market, all of which provide a highly effective full-body workout. But among the different options, which...   read more...

6 Awesome Benefits of Running for Your Mind and Body

Written by Powertrain Sports,  28th July 2022

It's never too late to hit the pavement and boost your health through running. These 6 awesome benefits of running will inspire you to lace up and...   read more...

How to Run Faster: 6 Tips You Need to Know

Written by Powertrain Sports,  20th July 2022

Want to run faster? These 6 tried-and-tested tips will help you reach your targets and zoom past your previous records.   read more...

Foam Rolling: A Guide for New Runners

Written by Powertrain Sports,  20th July 2022

Foam rolling after a run can help reduce fatigue, improve flexibility, speed up recovery and more. Get started with the 3 best foam roller exercises...   read more...

6 Types of Runs You Should Know as a Beginner

Written by Powertrain Sports,  15th July 2022

Is your everyday run getting boring? Learn all about the different types of runs, including progression runs, base runs and more to add variety to...   read more...

5 Simple Tips for Staying Active and Fit Daily

Written by Powertrain Sports,  15th July 2022

Let's face it: we don't always have the luxury of hitting the gym. Here are a few tips to help you stay active when life gets busy.   read more...

7 Easy and Effective Tips to Increase Your Daily Step Count

Written by Powertrain Sports,  8th July 2022

Walking is one of the most effective ways to improve your overall health. Here's how to increase your daily step count and reap the benefits of walking more.   read more...

How to Choose the Best Running Shoes for Beginners

Written by Powertrain Sports,  8th July 2022

Proper running shoes help prevent injuries and boost your performance. Here's how to choose the best pair for you.   read more...

What Should I Wear When Indoor Cycling?

Written by Powertrain Sports,  1st July 2022

Form-fitting and breathable indoor cycling wear help wick away sweat and moisture, prevent chafing and keep you comfortable throughout a strenuous workout.   read more...

Spin Bikes vs. Stationary Bikes

Written by Powertrain Sports,  1st July 2022

Choosing between spin bikes and stationary bikes can get confusing. Find out which home gym bike is right for you in this guide from Powertrain.   read more...

The Best Virtual Cycling Apps for Beginners

Written by Powertrain Sports,  23rd June 2022

Want to take your cardio to the next level? Virtual cycling apps such as Zwift, ROUVY, TrainerRoad and more can help you become fitter and faster...   read more...

The Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Cycling

Written by Powertrain Sports,  23rd June 2022

Whether you've gone on a few rides or you're totally new to pedaling, indoor cycling is an exciting way to get fitter, faster and stronger at home....   read more...

7 Effective Ways to Boost Your Indoor Cycling Speed

Written by Powertrain Sports,  16th June 2022

Want to get faster at cycling? Boost your RPM, calories and indoor cycling speed with these effective tips and techniques!   read more...

How to Choose the Best Indoor Cycling Shoes

Written by Powertrain Sports,  16th June 2022

Looking to upgrade from sneakers to a slick new pair of indoor cycling shoes? Before you go and pick a pair, read this first to learn about pedals,...   read more...

10 Indoor Cycling Benefits for Beginners

Written by Powertrain Sports,  8th June 2022

Indoor cycling has plenty of benefits, such as improved cardiovascular health, mental wellness, better posture and more. Discover more indoor cycling...   read more...

Basic Treadmill Care & Maintenance Guide

Written by Powertrain Sports,  8th June 2022

Like any other piece of home gym equipment, treadmills also require maintenance and care. Learn how to keep your cardio machine in good working condition!   read more...

80/20 Diet Guide

Written by Powertrain Sports,  3rd June 2022

The 80/20 diet is a rule for everyday eating where 80% of your food intake goes to nutritious foods while the other 20% is allocated to your favourite treats.   read more...

Why Morning Workouts Are the Way to Go

Written by Powertrain Sports,  3rd June 2022

Exercising first thing in the morning is a great way to start your day and get those endorphins flowing. But why exactly should you get up early for...   read more...

Healthy Post-Workout Snacks You'll Simply Love

Written by Powertrain Sports,  26th May 2022

Your body needs a combination of carbs and protein to start replenishing lost energy after you exercise. Recharge and refuel with these healthy,...   read more...

Which Powertrain Treadmill Should I Get? | Treadmill Comparison Guide

Written by Powertrain Sports,  25th May 2022

Check out the best Powertrain treadmills for walking, jogging, running, streaming and so much more in this comprehensive comparison guide.   read more...

Why You Should Get a Rowing Machine ASAP

Written by Powertrain Sports,  19th May 2022

Want a cardio machine that delivers a low-impact, full-body workout? Say hello to your new best friend: the rowing machine!   read more...

How Often Should You Clean Your Home Gym Equipment?

Written by Powertrain Sports,  12th May 2022

It's a good practice to sanitise your yoga mat and other home gym equipment after every use. You should also do a deep cleaning session every 1 to 2...   read more...

Exercise Bike Setup and Maintenance Guide

Written by Powertrain Sports,  27th April 2022

Got a new exercise bike? Keep it spinning in perfect condition with our one-stop setup and maintenance guide.   read more...

A guide to inflating your Air Track

Written by Powertrain Sports,  20th February 2022

How much should I inflate my air track? - A guide to inflation pressure and the different pumps available for use with air tracks.   read more...

Why buy an inflatable Air Track mat?

Written by Powertrain Sports,  18th February 2022

Gymnastic mats are an essential part of a good training session and many people have been switching over to the use of inflatable air tracks because...   read more...

Choosing the right tumbling mat for home use

Written by Powertrain Sports,  15th February 2022

Let's look at the various type of training mats available and what suits your needs - Segmented, Spring, or Air Track, making the right choice.   read more...

Choosing your first Air Track - an introduction to tumbling mats

Written by Powertrain Sports,  21st January 2022

Buying your first airtrack can be confusing. Here are several tips for to help you decide which type and size will suit you best, depending on your...   read more...