Seven Reasons To Go To The Gym

There has been so much excitement around gyms reopening that even people who’ve never held a gym membership are considering signing up, and we want to do everything we can to help you make regular gym sessions a part of your routine. 


Why go to the gym?


There are numerous reasons people join a gym. For some of us, it's about packing on muscle to improve strength. Other members may be looking for a more natural energy boost than caffeine. And some simply want to treat their body with respect. 


Should you join a gym?


The NHS recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes (that's two and a half hours) or moderate exercise, or 75 minutes (one hour and 15 minutes) of aerobic activity every week. In addition, they recommend strength training your major muscle groups a minimum of twice a week. 


Going to a gym often results in you working harder and longer than if you were to exercise at home, where the sofa, TV and a nice cup of tea beckons. Additionally, having access to quality equipment and being around dedicated people gives you a more significant push to hit your own fitness goals. 


Here are seven reasons some of our 24/7 Fitness members joined one of our local gyms:


  1.  Goal one: improved health


Our members want to feel their best and live longer healthier lives. Cardio and strength training is scientifically proven to improve health and make you feel better. Exercise can help combat stress, which we have all been suffering from over this last year!


  1.  Goal two: weight loss


This is perhaps the most popular reason people join a gym. According to the BBC, 48% of people have struggled with weight gain during the pandemic. Going to the gym guarantees results and helps us feel more in control. We are actively doing something to make us feel more comfortable in our skin.


  1.  Goal three: looking better in (and out) of clothes


At 24/7 Fitness, we want you to love your body. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing your favourite outfit (or stepping out of it), you’ll carry that around with you. 


Exercise can slim and tone your entire body, smoothing out any bulges and making you look your best, no matter how much you weigh. We want you to smile whenever you look in the mirror.


  1.  Goal four: increasing energy levels


Another scientific fact: working out regularly increases energy levels and reduces feelings of fatigue. It may sound counterintuitive; surely exercise should tire you out, not make you feel more energised? Yet exercise increases the production of dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters that promote higher energy levels.


  1.  Goal five: getting stronger


If you want to get physically stronger, you need to incorporate strength training into your fitness regime. The great thing about a gym membership is you don't have to spend loads of money on weight training equipment that you will soon outgrow as your strength increases. All of the equipment is readily available and won’t go to waste as you level up.


If you aren't a fan of lifting weights, you can use your body strength and resistance to build those muscles. You can request a personal trainer's assistance or attend a fitness class as soon as we are allowed to host them again.


  1.  Goal six: socialising


Even the shyest introverts are wanting to start socialising after a year of being locked indoors. For many of our members, the gym is a great place to relax and unwind with fellow fitness-focused friends. 


Talking while working out is a great way to catch up with old friends or even make new ones.


  1.  Goal seven: better social clarity


It’s not just yoga that’s good for your mental state. Any form of exercise can help you slow down and focus on what’s important to you. You’ll leave a fitness session feeling calmer, get a better night's sleep and feel more peaceful overall.


These are just some reasons why people join the gym. Whatever your reason for exploring the world of indoor fitness, you’re more than welcome here.


How to join a gym


We have gyms situated throughout the country, and signing up couldn’t be easier. Simply select which gym you want to join, choose whether you would like a day pass, an ongoing membership, a pay-monthly deal or a fixed term membership. 


If you have any questions, you can always contact the team at your 24/7 Fitness gym of choice or refer to our frequently asked questions page. We are excited to welcome you to our #247Tribe.