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Eat, Shop, Save: Tom's fitness tips

Fitness consultant, Tom Pitfield, takes our Eat, Shop, Save families right back to fitness basics. Photo: ITV/Eat, Shop, Save

Many of us have a real desire to get fit and healthy, but it can be hard to know where to begin, or worse than that...just feel like you have no time!

Tom Pitfield, one of our fabulous team of experts on Eat, Shop, Save has all the intel, advice and sheer man power you need to find that #inspo to get fit.

Gym membership? What gym membership?

We all know how expensive gym memberships can be and getting yourself into a contract you are struggling to keep up with, can be tough on the bank balance.

But don’t stop there, your fitness journey hasn’t reached a brick wall! There’s nothing stopping you from putting aside 15 minutes of your day with an ‘at home workout’.

I realise how hard it is to fit exercise in when you’ve got children. I’ve got my own toddler so I get it! But it’s just about making it part of your routine and making that a priority. Just 15 minutes a day will make all the difference.

– Tom Pitfield, Fitness expert - Eat, Shop, Save

All you need is a little space, maybe a chair for some bench dips, or some tins of beans for a bicep curl...and you’re away!

Did you know that doing 15 minutes of High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT for short) can burn more calories than half an hour on a treadmill!

It’s not all about joining an expensive gym. You can do these workouts in your own home...and all in the time it takes to make a brew and check your phone.

– Tom Pitfield, Fitness expert - Eat, Shop, Save

Speaking of treadmills...the average UK adult wastes £150 a year on unused sports equipment. So if you have any old treadmills knocking about, don’t let it gather dust and put it to good use!

In Episode 1, mum Lorraine from the Harlings did just that and went from couch to 5k in just 8 weeks. Can you challenge yourself to do the same?

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