In our last article, we looked at the benefits of classes and group-based exercise on both body and mind. And integral to all successful gym and health club class programs is getting the right blend of classes. As well as the traditional high-intensity CV classes, members expect a healthy offering of other sessions such as yoga, pilates and balance/stretch classes.
There has been a huge increase in both the range and frequency of classes offered by gyms in recent years. It is now very unusual to find a gym that doesn’t have at least one studio and program of group classes available to members.
Let’s start this feature with a quiz question. Which two months of the year are traditionally the highest for health club and gym recruitment? (And a clue is that these same two months are also the highest for the onset of divorce proceedings.)
There is a perception that you can’t become a professional athlete or perform in sporting events to a high standard if you follow a vegetarian diet. Hundreds of vegetarian athletes across the globe have proven this is nothing but a myth; with a well-balanced diet and a smart training plan, you can achieve great results in any sport.
In an effort to be healthier and look and feel better, we see too many people resort to extreme diets or overly intense exercise regimes and then ‘fall off the band wagon’ and wonder why they can’t keep it up for more than a couple of weeks. We see the most effective results in our members when they decide to make incremental lifestyle changes that are sustainable long-term.
Fibre lowers your blood sugar levels, makes your intestines move faster, reduces your chance of contracting colon cancer and helps keep you regular. Read on to find out which foods contain high amounts of fibre that you can incorporate into your diet.