10 benefits of exercising in a gym

29 August 2018
There are lots of decisions to make when you first take up exercise. Are you going to exercise at home, outdoors or in the gym?
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There are lots of decisions to make when you first take up exercise. Are you going to exercise at home, outdoors or in the gym? Are you going to exercise alone, in a team or with a training buddy? Every type of training has its own advantages. You decide which type of exercise is best for you. However, we can tell you that exercising in a gym has a lot of advantages.

1. A wide range of equipment
Of course, you can use an exercise bike at home, but then you only have one piece of equipment. Gyms have lots of different equipment, offering you endless options. No matter what you want to focus on, your gym will have the right equipment. It’s a lot less boring!

2. Always exercise using the best equipment
The equipment in gyms is always high-quality. More often than not, the exercise equipment is state-of-the-art. Can you say the same about your exercise bike?

3. You can always ask for help
If you are not sure how to do a certain exercise or how to use certain equipment, you can always ask for help! Our gym staff as well as your fellow gym users are more than happy to help.

4. Group classes
If exercising on your own is not your thing, or if you prefer to do something different, gyms also offer a variety of group exercise classes. Exercising as part of a group can be great fun. You can try all the different exercise classes that are available. If you would rather do something else, then you can just try a different class the following week!

5. It’s a good place to meet new people
The gym is not only a place where you come to exercise, it is also a great place to meet new people. Many people have found friendship - and some even love - at the gym!

6. Motivation
Training with other people can be an enormous motivator to help you push yourself that little bit harder! Even if you don't train together, the presence of other people in the gym can have a positive effect.

7. Having a membership is a great motivator
Having a gym membership can really spur you on to keep exercising. After all, you don’t want to keep paying for something you are not using.

8. You can work out alone or with others
Perhaps you prefer working out on your own? Or perhaps you like working out with a training buddy? The gym can offer you both. 

9. Going to the gym helps you change your lifestyle
Going to the gym makes you feel fitter. You will find that this motivates you to maintain your healthy lifestyle, even when you are not at the gym.

10. Tailor-made programmes
Many of our Basic-Fit clubs have personal trainers who can help you reach your goals. They can create a personal training schedule for you. Tailored to your body and to your goals. Are you interested in using a personal trainer? click here!