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Aidapt Foam Squeeze Ball

The Squeeze Ball can be used for physical therapy and rehabilitation, to strengthen the hand, wrist and forearm, and improve grip and flexibility. They can also be used to aid relaxation and provide stress relief by simply squeezing and breathing deeply, perfect in a stressful work environment or if you are giving up smoking.

Anatomy of Exercise

Anatomy of Exercise uses colour illustrations to guide you through a complete range of strength exercises, highlighting exactly which muscles are used.

Every exercise is fully supported with a detailed written description, photograph of the exercise being performed and a 3D illustration to show which muscle groups are being used.

Balance board

Slip-resistant wobble board designed for balance exercises. Useful for varied ages and ability levels, it can help a person rehabilitating from ankle or leg injuries. Using the wobble board can also improve flexibility, core strength, and posture, by exercising ankles, knees, hips, and trunk. Simply by balancing on it every day it will work all of these body parts, and there are a variety of exercises possible with the board, ranging from easy to difficult.

BMA Bad Back Book

The British Medical Association’s Bad Back Book covers all practical aspects of back care from diagnosis and treatment to exercises and pain relief.

Illustrated step-by-step exercises help you address your back and neck pain, alongside carefully planned strategies to stop injuries recurring. Simple, clear diagrams show the anatomy of your back and neck and specialised sections deal with back pain in specific scenarios such as home, work, driving and gardening. Includes advice on where to seek help and how to get the best results from rehabilitation.

Carol Vorderman: Kick Start Detox and Exercise Plan

Carol Vorderman hosts another fact-packed programme to help you ‘detox’ your body. Along with personal trainer Sarah Williams, Vorderman gives you the kick-start you need, tips and advice for successful dieting, and an exercise programme that will complement the diet and keep you in shape all year round.

Davina - Fit in 15

Fit in 15 is very simple: just do a combination of 15 minute workouts to see results. There are four main workouts:

Davina - My Pre & Post Natal Workouts

The woman with an exercise video for every occasion is back after having a child. Here, Davina, along with her trainer Jackie Wren, present a workout in two sections — prenatal and postnatal.

Folding Magnetic Exercise Bike

The “We R Sports” Folding X-Frame Exercise Bike has a folding frame for convenient storage. A height adjustable padded saddle and large self-presenting pedals with adjustable toe straps ensure correct body placement during use.

To plan and track your exercise progress the bike comes with a 6-function exercise monitor.

Harvard Medical School guide to men's health

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health assembles into a single volume a quarter-century’s worth of knowledge about men’s health — knowledge that men need to lead longer, healthier lives.

More than twenty-five years ago, researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health began what have become the largest aggregate studies ever of men’s health. Tracking 96,000 American men over decades, these studies provide the ultimate resource on what keeps men healthy.

Pedalling exercise

The Mini Exercise Bike is efficient training option for the home. It occupies little space and is light and easy to store.

The Mini Bike is suitable for use in your living room, a space-saving spin-off of larger machines and derived from the bicycle itself.

Use it while sitting – for example on the sofa while watching the TV. The Mini Bike uses the same muscle groups as a bicycle, and is perfect for everyday training of leg or arm muscles. This makes the Mini Bike very useful for regaining strength after an illness or operation and helps any age group to regain and maintain physical fitness.

Pilates for Life

International ballet star Darcey Bussell presents this guide to pilates, taking you through warm-up routines, a variety of pilates techniques, plus routines designed to target specific parts of the body.

Tai Chi for Beginners

Tai Chi for Beginners is the perfect way to explore and experience the benefits of Tai Chi, no matter what shape you are in. This ancient, physical and meditative practice is designed to build strength, improve health and flexibility, reduce stress, increase energy flow, promote health and wellness, and relax your mind.

World-renowned Tai Chi master Chris Pei leads you through eight customized lessons, ranging from 10 to 30 minutes.

Thera-Band Resistance Bands

Thera-band Set includes 3 exercise bands, each consisting of a strip of length 1.5 m in yellow, red, or green.

Treat your own back

Treat your own Back by Robin McKenzie explains the causes of, and treatments for, back pain and presents step-by-step exercises to relieve pain and prevent recurrence.

Ultrafit F-Bike

The Ultrasport F-Bike features 8 separate resistance levels to allow you to increase difficulty as you progress through your training plan.

The exercise bike’s display keeps you informed of all important data throughout your training period. You can view:

Your pulse is measured via hand pulse sensors built into the handlebars. To ensure that each session is as comfortable as possible, the seat is fully adjustable.

Yoga for Beginners

An introduction to yoga and its benefits. There are 8 routines to help build strength, increase flexibility, improve your health, and transform how you look and feel. Routines are led by renowned instructor Barbara Benagh who expertly leads you through tailored workouts ranging from 10 to 60 minutes.

Yoga for You

This complete illustrated guide reflects some of the most important developments in modern yoga teaching, including:

More than 200 step-by-step colour photographs take you through the essential asanas (postures) and sequences, accompanied by clear and simple explanations. Special tips suggest how beginners can adapt the classic postures to make them easier to perform, while more experienced students are shown how to progress to more challenging asanas as they build up their skills.