Commit to your health journey with a no-commitment Gym Membership
It’s a common story. Someone wishes to improve their physical (and maybe mental) health, but feels overwhelmed by the size of the gap between where they are and where they want to be. This overwhelm is real and can often be the biggest hurdle that people have to get over in order to start their journey towards better health and fitness. Exeter Uni Sports are here to help with a few helpful pointers of how to leap over this hurdle and get started!
1. 10% Inspiration, 90% Perspiration
The famous inventor Thomas Edison famously said, ‘Success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration”. And we think he was right! With a small amount of focus, planning and goal-setting (the inspiration), you can design a routine for your health and fitness which you can then make work for you (the perspiration).
Make it fresh, centre it around activities which you enjoy and don’t ‘run before you can walk’. Pick a comfortable starting point and then build a gradually increasing level of challenge and difficulty into your routine to make sure that you don’t plateau in your health and fitness journey.
And remember, your health and fitness journey isn’t simply about the physical. Build mental health goals into your routine too to ensure that you are looking after both body and mind.
2. Get Outside!
We live in a beautiful part of the world where moors, beaches, forests and other natural open spaces are abundantly accessible. And, as we have recently experienced, when the weather is good, these places become even more beautiful and accessible!
Research has shown that there is a direct link between Vitamin D (which our bodies receive from sunlight) and improved physical health. For example, it is vital for good bone health and also boosts muscle function and immune response.
So, why not leave the treadmill, exercise bike and rowing machine for the colder/darker months and go for a ride on the Devon lanes, take a sea swim or go for a run around your local park?
Friendship = Fuel
More than ever, friends and colleagues are choosing to exercise together rather than alone. This means that they enjoy the social and relational element of exercise as well as the physical and mental health benefits.
This is great on so many levels, particularly that some of the alternative activities to socialising with others are common stumbling blocks for good health and fitness. After work drinks, limited and non-healthy food options at restaurants, junk food at the cinema… the list goes on. These are all really fun treats but, consumed too often, have negative health impacts.
So why not choose to find a form of exercise that you and your friend, family member or colleague can enjoy together?
Here at Exeter University Sports, we can help with all of the above and more. Between now and 16th of September, customers pay £62.50 and they can have unlimited access to Swimming, Gym, Classes and all Tennis Courts (indoor and covered). And this is with no annual commitment to the gym. Even better, if you want to share a joint membership with a friend, family member of colleague, the same facilities can be accessed on the same basis for £112.50 (£56.25 each).
To explore the range of physical health facilities, teams and opportunities which Exeter University Sport offers, visit here to find out more.
Date: 8 August 2022