The beginning of a new year is upon us along with the inevitable list of resolutions to make the upcoming 12 months the most successful yet.
Gym membership is often high on the agenda for those who want to start a new year with healthy habits. However, you may be one of those people that is concerned about the expense and cannot see past the initial outlay.
The fact is, if you’re looking for an investment with a strong, reliable return then gym membership is the best choice of all. It’s all about the many benefits it brings to your health and happiness in both the short- and long-term.
You can’t put a price on good health and a positive mind-set. Exercise produces chemicals called endorphins, which trigger positive feelings, reduce stress, and alleviate the symptoms of depression. This in turn contributes to healthier sleep patterns and better-quality sleep as your body and mind have both had a good workout.
Once you’re a regular gym goer, you will also experience a well-deserved boost to the self-esteem when you start to see changes in your body. You will feel more energised and healthier overall with improved heart and muscle health to keep minor illness, such as the common cold, and more serious diseases at bay.
Exercise at Home vs. Gym Membership
One of the main reasons people are hesitant to invest in gym membership is that they feel it can all be done at home. There are so many reasons why this is just not the case! Firstly, a gym membership gives you the initial motivation to get up and go. You have paid for this and you’re going to make the most of it.
While you may have just one machine or an exercise DVD at home, the gym will include a full range of equipment to cover all your needs. You will also benefit from access to expert personal trainers who will make sure that you’re completing your exercises correctly and gaining the most from your workout.
A Balanced Exercise Program
There will be a range of classes for you to choose from and you will be able to gradually design your own exercise program to cover a balance of weight loss, improved flexibility/posture/stamina as you wish.
Choosing to exercise at the gym instead of at home will enhance the impact on your mental health by gaining a sense of separation from the everyday and avoiding interruptions such as kids, your partner or day-to-day life admin.
It gives you time to really focus on yourself in place where you are surrounded by people who are all motivated to improve their own health – another great incentive! You may often find yourself pushing a little bit harder and challenging yourself more when surrounded by like-minded people.
Boxing It Up
Whether you want to tone up, lose some weight, increase stamina or just exercise to feel better about yourself, there will be an option to suit you at the gym. As taking up gym membership means making a commitment, it’s all about finding what type of exercise you enjoy the most. Boxing has become increasingly popular in recent years, as it’s an exercise that ticks all the boxes.
With our expert instructors, a single boxing class combines strength training, fat burn and cardio to help you lose weight, relieve stress, tone up and improve your core stability. It’s a full body workout that also has a super-positive impact on the mind thanks to its core values of self-discipline, control, patience, and focus. We would certainly say that’s an investment worth making!
Vanda Boxing Club is based in the heart of the CBD. Come on down to check us out or why not take part in a trial boxing class and see what it’s all about? Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!