There are many benefits of a gym memberships that go well beyond the obvious one of working out!
It is easy to think of a gym solely as being a place to go to play with heavy objects, but becoming a member gives you so much more than that!
Here, we go through a few reasons why a gym membership can be a positive addition for anyone.....
Joining a gym is a great way to make friends and spend time with like minded people!
Even while working out individually, there is an aspect of teamwork and camaraderie - you're silently pushing each other on in a way.
Let go of the fear of people watching what you are doing or judging you - it does not exist in the gym atmosphere. Everyone is in it together while also being on their own journey, there's a lot of power in that when you make that realisation.
Your gym membership can help open doors to new friends, opportunities and many social occasions!
Inspiration, determination, discipline, grit and focus.
Setting aside time that is just for you, to do something that is going to have a positive effect on your health and wellness is extremely empowering!
Add to that an environment involving others who are on the same journey and you've got a recipe for some serious personal growth!
The discipline, determination and grit involved in beginning and sticking to a fitness regime are all traits that can be taken into life well beyond the gym. Think of the gym as a training ground not just for your body, but your mind as well.
Look at other gym members for inspiration, channel their energy when you're not feeling it so much yourself and always acknowledge the awesome things you are doing for yourself!
Access to health professionals.
Don't forget that a personal trainer is a registered health professional! They have undergone specific training on anatomy and exercise to enable them to teach you correct techniques and keep you safe. Take advantage of your access to these people! One session with a personal trainer can give you massive benefits to your ongoing training. If you are interested in personal training, get in touch with one of our team today!
As well as personal trainers, within the gym atmosphere you will more than likely have access to other health professionals - such as, physio's and massage therapists. These people are super important when it comes to recovery and looking after that body you're working so had on in the gym!
Equipment and heavy weights.
Let's not let the obvious get missed here!
Your gym membership gives you access to equipment you likely don't have at home - a variety of HEAVY weights and cardio machines.
Weight training is important for everyone, especially as we get older. To do this effectively, you need to be challenging your body by shifting heavy weights that you are aiming to progressively increase over time.
Cardio machines are extremely helpful when the weather is less than ideal for getting outside, and are also great when used for interval training.
For the small price of your gym membership, you have this awesome equipment at your fingertips without having to make the investment yourself!
Having a gym membership is part of an overall well rounded approach to health and fitness. By no means is the gym the be all and end all of fitness, but the benefits of your membership extend much further than the simple act of working out!
The lessons and skills you learn within the gym can be taken into wider aspects of life and you might even just make some new friends along the way!
If you are interested in finding out more about memberships at Four Peak Fitness, our team would be more than happy to help you out!
At Four Peak Fitness, we are committed to providing you with a professional and friendly environment to pursue your health and fitness goals, and we will support you every step of the way on your journey to better health and wellbeing.