The 3 Best Exercise Machines for Home Gym Use

Exercise machines are a staple of all commercial gyms; but what about the home? Not all machines are home gym-friendly, and not all are worth the hefty price tags they often come with. But how do you root out the bad investments and the unsuitable machines in favour of the good ones? Read our guide on the best exercise machines for home gym use and begin building your dream workout space in the comfort of your own home. Why a Home Gym? A home gym is the perfect alternative exercise... Read More

how to make a home gym 05/01/2019

How to Make a Home Gym: The Basics and What You’ll Need

If you’ve landed here we’ll take an educated guess that you’ve grown tired of the crowding, noise and sweaty surroundings of the public gym; are we right? You’re not alone, a lot of people seek advice on how to build a home gym when it becomes too inconvenient to visit the commercial one. Whether you struggle to get there in time to make your session worthwhile, you find the environment intimidating or you’re simply sick of paying extortionate membership fees, there are many reasons why a home gym might be... Read More

dance workouts home 28/12/2018

Let’s Dance: The 5 Best Dance Workouts You Can Do at Home

Dance workouts are the perfect exercise option for those who are easily bored by traditional cardio, weights or aerobic workouts. If you’re sick and tired of doing the same thing over and over again, a dance workout might just be the answer to all your workout woes. Dancing is an incredible workout because it involves your entire body, ensuring you get an all-round workout without even feeling like you’re exercising. But where to begin? With the help of amazing video platforms like YouTube, finding and learning new dance workout routines... Read More

types of exercise mats 03/12/2018

Choosing the Right Exercise Mats for Home Workouts: A Guide

There are many types of exercise mats out there, all serving slightly different purposes and suiting different forms of workouts. To the untrained eye they can all appear more or less the same, so we’re here to help you identify and choose the right types of exercise mats for your specific home workout needs. And while we’re at it, we’ll also give you a few top tips on how to clean exercise mats and keep them at their best for years to come. Let’s get cracking; here are the main... Read More

yoga for stress relief 23/11/2018

Mind, Body & Soul: Why You Should Practise Yoga For Stress Relief

Have you considered practising yoga for stress relief? Stress is one of the major underlying causes of many health problems in the UK. In a recent survey, 74% of the people polled were so stressed that they felt unable to cope with the pressure, leading to a sharp decline in the nation’s wellbeing. The good news is there are many things you can do to help reduce your anxiety levels, and one of the easiest methods is through practising yoga for stress relief. The benefits of yoga are undeniable, which... Read More

prevent joint pain 05/11/2018

Simple Tips and Tricks to Prevent Nagging Joint Pain

There’s an old saying in the world of fitness that goes, ‘No pain, no gain,’ but when it comes to protecting your joints, that saying is best ignored. Keeping fit through exercise is always a great idea, but injuring your joints can hamper more than just your training goals; it can affect how you get on at home and at work, as well. Thankfully, many sprains and strains can be avoided by simply knowing what to look out for, and with the assistance of supports and braces you can improve... Read More

Boxing glove weight 03/10/2018

A Guiding Hand To Boxing Glove Weight Classes

Boxing is great way to keep fit and to get your adrenaline going, and finding the right set of boxing gloves is instrumental to the success of every would-be pugilist. Whenever you don a pair of boxing gloves, your hands should feel comfortable and well protected. Gloves can range from 8oz to 20oz, making it confusing to choose the pair that’s best suited for you, but we here at Xn8 Sports want to lay it all out on the canvas so you can find the right pair that will fit... Read More

yoga lose belly fat 24/09/2018

5 Basic Yoga Exercises to Help Lose Belly Fat

Belly fat is among the most stubborn areas of fat to burn off; we all know this. An unhealthy diet, low levels of exercise and high levels of stress can all contribute to the widening of our abdomens and the build up up belly fat, and this can put us at risk of serious health problems in the long run. There are unfortunately no shortcuts to getting rid of it, and targeted fat burning for specific parts of the body is not possible, but it’s not all doom and gloom.... Read More

what is mma fighting 08/08/2018

What is MMA Fighting and What are the Benefits?

If you keep hearing people talking about MMA, you’d be forgiven for not fully understanding what it’s all about. In short, MMA fighting is a combat sport that allows the use of a variety of martial arts techniques including punches, kicks, locks, holds and throws. As a sport that has been steadily growing in popularity for years, there is still rather a lot of confusion and questions surrounding this varied and exciting combat style. Here we’ve answered some of the main questions you’ve been asking about MMA fighting and why... Read More


What is Functional Fitness? Your Guide to Exercising for the Everyday

Did you know you can train your body to be better at everyday life? It’s called functional fitness, and it’s the everyday training you’ve probably been doing without even knowing it. In a nutshell, functional fitness is all about preparing your body for daily tasks and everyday situations. That includes everything from climbing the stairs to carrying heavy shopping and running for the bus. Functional fitness movements are therefore designed to mimic these everyday actions, encouraging your muscles to work together and building up your body’s strength, mobility and stability... Read More