The nights are getting darker, Christmas is just around the corner and we're ditching the summer sandals for winter warmers.
The party season has arrived, and while we're busy working on that social schedule, sometimes our gym regime can take a back seat.
We've heard hundreds of fairly creative excuses for ducking the gym. According to a survey by Sportsshoes.com, 90% of the nation have admitted to making an excuse to ditch their gym session. 39% claim to be ‘too tired’, while 28% say they were ‘held up at work’.
Some of the most popular…
- ‘I won’t go today, but I’ll work extra hard tomorrow’ (18%)
- ‘The weather is too nice to be stuck in the gym’ (13%)
- ‘I find the gym boring’ (13%)
- ‘The gym will be too busy’ (10%)
- ‘I have social plans’ (9%)
Of course, when the summer sun starts to fade away, hitting the gym can quickly fall to the bottom of our priority list. Though, skipping your hard-crafted routine can quickly cause your results to suffer.
If you're about to fall off the fitness wagon, fear not. We have plenty of options to add a little fire to your fitness quest, to keep you on track for the season ahead.
Timing Is Everything
Hectic working schedules and social comittments make it hard to cram a gym session into your day. So make it work for you.
If you're a social butterfly, plan your training sessions in the morning to kickstart your day.
Love a post-work tipple? Consider a lunchtime workout.
Sofa-craver? Head to the gym straight after work so that you're re not tempted to head straight home, knowing you probably won't venture back out.
Check out our tips on when you should workout here.
Research suggests that working out with a friend could boost your workout intensity and duration by up to 200%. It also makes it much harder to shrug off the gym in favour of an afternoon tipple.
Ask us about day passes for a friend to come along and offer some motivational support. Be an absolute gem and book them in for a spa day to wind down after your session. Check out our spa days here.
Shout For Support
It’s often difficult to keep yourself motivated, which is why many of our members seek the support of our expert Personal Trainers.
From weight loss to muscle building, our Personal Trainers know which exercises work best for your personal goals. They'll drill down into exactly which moves you need to master and offer tips on the best technique for maximum effect.
Increase the efficiency of your gym sessions and maximise your workout time to achieve your fitness goals with one of our expert Personal Trainers. Contact your local club to find out more about Personal Training sessions.
Opt For An Orientation
Our Fitness Orientations aren't just for new members, they're a great way to kickstart your dwindling regime, and track your progress as you go.
Your trainer will help you set up your account on our handy MyWellness app, where you can log, view and track your fitness journey as well as sync with other apps such as Fitbit and MapMyFitness.
We use cutting-edge MYZONE belts to monitor your heart rate whilst you work out, which will give us a more accurate overview of your fitness levels.
We'll then plan a 6 week fitness programme that's not only realistic for your goals, but enjoyable enough to ensure you stick at it.
To book your Fitness Orientation, visit the Gym Reception or call us to book.
After putting all that effort in, you'll want to reap the rewards of your workout. Take advantage of our 30 day rewards scheme. Simply use any of our facilities 20 times within 30 days, and we'll enter you into a prize draw to win something lovely to indulge in!
- Complete your free Fitness Orientation
- Have your free Health & Wellbeing Check
- Dine in our Pub or Restaurant
- Refuel after your workout at Starbucks
- Take A Personal Training Session
- Or Party at a Tribute Night
... the perfect way to reward your hard work. Aside from that Christmas-ready body.