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Expert’s Top 5: Hugh Hanley

  • July 28th 2014
  • / Hugh Hanley

The National Personal Training Manager at Virgin Active shares his workout essentials with us

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  • Ankorr


    Ankorr is the world’s first "animate load harness." As a Personal Trainer it’s one of the best toys you can use with your clients.

    Developed to increase strength endurance, mobility, strength through full ranges, anaerobic threshold, cardiovascular and character, the Ankorr adds great value to any session with your clients. We have Ankorr exclusively across our clubs in the UK.

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  • Mega Greens Perfectly Healthy Powder

    Mega Greens Perfectly Healthy Powder

    I am a massive believer in getting your minimum of 5-a-day and having the ease of 34 vegetables in Mega Greens makes this easy to hit.

    Due to my busy lifestyle, it is often difficult to eat an abundance of healthy green vegetables. I just throw this into my protein shakes.

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  • Vivobarefoot


    These are brilliant as your foot has all the technology it needs - the shoes simply let your feet do their thing.

    Muscles and tendons provide natural shock absorption, so I am a big believer in wearing the right shoes to work with your feet. I love the feel when training with these on your feet and even have a dressy pair for when I am not living in sweat pants.

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  • InBody Tracker

    InBody Tracker

    This uses BIA (Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis) technology to analyse body composition. It’s a clinically accurate method to measure weight, body fat and muscle mass and I use it with clients so we can track progress and muscle mass.

    If you’re anything like me and love seeing progress and body fat percentage, this piece of kit is brilliant as I can see where I am and where I want to get to. It’s one of the best ways I’ve found to track everything for myself and my clients.

    This is available for Virgin Active members. Membership starts from £40 per month, for more details visit

  • Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor

    Polar H7 Heart Rate Sensor

    I am a big believer in tracking and maximising your time in the gym so when I am training I always wear a Polar H7 as it feeds directly to my iPhone via Bluetooth.

    The beauty of having it on your iPhone is how simple it is to visually see your training zones. It also records all of your workouts and total calories burned.

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