Why do People Join The Gym?

We all have our own reasons for joining a gym. For some of us it is about packing on muscle to improve strength, while others are more motivated by the boost of energy they'll feel when they get into better shape. Weight loss, endurance, flexibility – all of these reasons are regularly cited as reasons to get into the gym.

The NHS recommends that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of aerobic activity per week, along with strength training your major muscle groups at least twice a week. Are you hitting these targets?

Here are just a few reasons why our 24/7 Fitness members join our gyms:

They want to improve their health
Cardio and strength training are scientifically proven to improve health and make you feel better – our members want to feel their best and live longer, healthier lives.

They want to lose weight
Heading to the gym can help you to shed inches around your waist and lose weight from all over your body.

They want to look better in their clothes (and naked)
Exercise can slim and tone your entire body, smoothing out any bulges and making you look your best, no matter how much you weigh.

They want more energy
It has been scientifically proven that working out regularly can increase your overall energy (and your libido!). If you are looking for a boost, don’t reach for the Red Bull – reach for your gym membership card.

They want to improve their strength
If you regularly carry groceries, life furniture or lift kids, if you want to improve your strength, you need to head to the gym and get lifting. If you don’t fancy lifting weights, you can always take a floor class and use your own body strength and resistance to build those muscles.

They want to socialise
For some people, the gym can be a great place to relax and unwind with their fellow fitness focused friends. Chat and gossip while you work out, and then go for a drink or a meal afterwards – a perfect way to catch up with old friends, and make new ones along the way.

They want to improve their mental clarity
It’s not just yoga that is good for your mental state, any form of exercise can help to slow you down and focus throughout your entire life. You will feel more calm, sleep better and have more overall peace in every day situations.

No matter why you are in the gym, there is no ‘wrong’ reason to be here!

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