The Treadmill Workout

This is an introduction to the treadmill workout and the various programs that can make running on a treadmill less “boring”.


Print Out This 45-Minute Interval Workout and Say Goodbye to Belly Fat

Think treadmill workouts are too boring to endure? Intervals are the antidote! Playing around with speed, timing, and rest periods keeps both the mind and body busy. Interval training is also one of the best ways to beat belly bulge, so torch some serious calories with this 45-minute treadmill workout.

Set the incline to one percent to prevent shin splints. As with all our workouts, feel free to increase or decrease speed depending on your level of fitness. But doing so will alter the amount of calories you burn.

Click here for the easily printable PDF of this workout. If this workout doesn’t appeal to you, here are a bunch of other treadmill workouts to try.



This Treadmill Workout Will Probably Be the Most Intense 30 Minutes of Your Day

It didn’t take much convincing to see why Sandra Bullock, Amanda Seyfried, and Kim Kardashian all flock to Barry’s Bootcamp — 15 minutes into my first class, I was in love. The hourlong mix of high-intensity treadmill intervals and circuit training left me a sweaty mess, and I was already planning my next class on the way out of my first.

While nothing beats the full 60-minute class, the running segments are a workout on their own. For days when strength training isn’t in the mix, we have a 30-minute treadmill workout from Barry’s Bootcamp trainer Alycia Stevenin to give you a taste of what the class is like. You’ll move through sections of intervals, hill work, and sprints, which will challenge both your endurance and speed. While the workout is meant to be done as a whole, you can easily pull out any section and repeat it four to five times if you’d prefer to focus on a specific area.

Ready to do this at the gym? Take our printable workout with you!



4 Indoor Cardio Routines that Are More Effective and Fun than the Treadmill

Indoor-Cardio-RoutinesIf the treadmill has you dreading your cardio time (did you know it was actually designed to be a torture device in the 1800s?), it may be time to shake things up a bit. The good news is that running on a loop to nowhere isn’t the only way to burn extra calories; there are […]

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Home Exercise saves Time and Money

I have often been asked whether it is better to exercise at home or in a gym and of course there is no one correct answer; it is purely a matter of personal preference based on what type of environment you want to be in and how you want to accomplish the fitness goals in your life.




Personally I prefer to exercise at home as it has many advantages for me. Here are some of the reasons why I chose to workout at home and you might identify with them too.


Gym membership can be quite expensive and may include other things that I don’t need such as access to the swimming pool or child care. Although there can be an initial outlay for some exercise equipment it will last many years. I found a great range at Trojan Fitness.  I don’t have to spend a lot of money on the latest workout gear to keep up with the fashion trends, I can wear whatever I want. With the high fuel prices today I can also save money on petrol as well as the wear and tear on my vehicle by not having to drive to the gym each day.


I can do my workout in my own time and easily fit it around work and other family and social commitments. I don’t have to hang around waiting for a piece of equipment to become free nor do I have to worry about speeding up to make way for fellow exercisers.


At the gym sometimes people don’t wipe down the machines after use, sweaty machines are gross. At home I know my equipment and the shower is spotless.


At home I don’t feel conscious of my appearance and can relax knowing that no one is watching and judging me and can really focus on my workout.


Overall I enjoy working out at home and with the help of Trojan Fitness I have found it to be far more effective.

Why do you need exercise?

Everyone has heard the saying that exercise is good for you but have you stopped to think what it actually means. I did this the other day and came up with some thoughts that I’d like to share with you.


Controls weight

Exercise burns calories so is very important if you want to lose weight and get a fabulous toned figure. The more intense the activity the more calories will be burned.

Keeps bones strong

Exercises, especially weight bearing exercises, are important to keep the bones strong and help avoid osteoporosis. This is a weakening of the bones which can affect older people especially women.

Combats disease

Exercise has been found to lower the risk of a number of chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes and heart disease, stroke and some cancers. It’s also a fact that people who exercise tend to get sick less often.

More energy

It may seem strange but a workout can actually leave you with more energy for the rest of the day.
Helps sleep regular daily exercise, but not too close to bedtime, will help you fall asleep faster and have a deeper sleep at night.

Fun and enjoyment

Find a physical activity that you enjoy and it can be a fun time. Share the enjoyment by exercising socially and spending with friends or exercise outdoors and enjoy the scenery.

Improves Mood

When you have done some activities and feel better about your appearance you will notice a boost in confidence and self esteem as well as a reduction in the risk of stress in your life. Exercise causes the body to produce endorphins which are chemicals that can help a person to feel more peaceful and happy.

So let’s get out and do some activities! Just remember that to be beneficial you should engage in a moderate exercise level which is enough to raise your heart rate and make you breathe faster.