How many times have you been waiting for a piece of equipment or weights and the person occupying it is talking, texting or playing a game on their phone? It may be your pet peeve, but there is often a good reason why (for shorter periods), such as taking a rest in between sets. …
Even as little as 20 seconds brisk exercise such as taking the stairs instead of the lift, could be enough to improve fitness. In a recent study in the New York Times* scientists into interval style training found that as little as 20 seconds of brisk stair climbing, done several times a day, could be beneficial. Researchers called these ‘insta-workouts’ and without leaving their office or changing into active wear, significant health gains can be seen from these simple exercises.
We’ve all heard about the benefits of raising your heart beat and getting a sweat on in the gym. Classes like hot yoga are booming due to the benefits of working out while the body is hot. You may be grateful you can head to the gym for your workout while the streets are freezing and the show is falling. However this cold weather could give your workouts the edge. Why not step out of the gym and exercise in the winter chill for a change. You could see big improvements.
As a reward for all your hard work in the gym we are running a prize draw to win a trip to New York. Refer a friend before the 31st March and you’ll be entered into the member’s prize draw once your friend joins..
What’s more, you’ll get one entry for every referred friend, so the more you refer, the more chances you get! If you have a training buddy in mind, simply click on the button below and complete the forms to take part in our fantastic New York prize draw. Share your experience with a friend today!
We look at what might be big in 2019, including Remote Coaching, maximising the over 55’s market and virtual classes… Anytime Fitness has made its predictions for the hot new trends expected to shape the fitness industry in the new year. The national gym provider, which now has over 155 clubs across the UK, has been working closely with different partners and analysing trends and data. From this they have identified and are already using some new and upcoming trends and concepts – here’s what to keep an eye out for…
Do you have someone that you regularly work out with or meet for a run? Are you accountable to anyone other than yourself? It’s proven to be much easier to stick to your goals and targets if you share them, have a training buddy and make yourself responsible to someone else. If you can find a friend who has similar goals, someone who can encourage you or just join you for the journey, you should see improvements in your achievements.
Fitness trackers can be a great idea. My favourite saying is “if you don’t measure, you can’t improve”. Monitoring your progress gives you a starting point so you can easily see how far you’ve come. But there are so many options out there now it’s easy to feel bewildered. Have you avoided data in the past because you’re unsure of the outcome or perhaps overwhelmed by the technology? We’re here to help give you confidence in what’s available and to show you the fantastic benefits of using trackers.