Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Achieve those New Year resolutions with the perfect gym membership!

by Jessica D (follow)
Exercise & Fitness (64)      Motivational (60)     
With champagne bottles drained and hangovers nursed, thoughts are turning to the New Year, and resolutions for a happier and healthier 2014.

For many Australians, joining a gym will top their list of New Year priorities, but choosing the right membership can be a minefield.

Australia's health and fitness industry is dominated by three main memberships; health clubs, 24 hour gyms, and personal training studios.

Choosing an appropriate membership means considering lifestyle factors such as time, budget and training preferences.

In Australia, 'health clubs' offer special facilities such as child minding, group fitness classes, pools and saunas.

"If you're a parent, for example, who needs child minding and prefers yoga classes to treadmills, then health clubs are a great fit," says Anthony Miles of Goodlife Edward Street, an inner-city Brisbane health club.

"Health clubs focus on creating a social space beyond the four walls of a gym," says Miles.

The additional facilities which characterise health clubs, though, do mean they have higher weekly fees.

Memberships to health clubs start at $15.95 per week


In addition, as health clubs are always fully staffed, their opening times can be restrictive.

24 hour gyms are perfect for individuals who need more flexibility in their training times.

"Training at 11pm may not suit everyone," says Matthew Pattison of Stepz Ashgrove, a 24 hour gym in Brisbane's west;

"But for a shift worker looking to wind down after a long day, that's perfect."

By focusing on providing quality equipment without the frills, 24 hour gyms are great for Australians on a budget.

24 hour gyms cost from $10.95 per week


Being largely unstaffed, though, means that 24 hour gyms may lack personalised attention.

Personal training studios are generally the most expensive form of membership, but offer one-on-one attention from a dedicated PT.

"Having a personal trainer means that you are guided through every step of your health and fitness journey," says Belinda Evans of Hotfox Personal Training, also in Brisbane's west.

Apart from exercise sessions, personal trainers can offer nutritional advice and lifestyle coaching, but these services do attract additional fees.

Fees for personal trainers will vary dependant on their industry experience and specialist services


"The main advice I would give anyone who wants to improve their health and fitness in the New Year is to trust the process," says Evans.

Being an active member of a health club, 24 hour gym or personal training studio may not achieve instant results, but it will bring lasting wellbeing for 2014.

So as the New Year begins and resolutions abound, remember to consider personal time, budgets and training preferences, to ensure a healthier future.

Categories
#Exercise & Fitness
#Motivational

Photos courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
I like this Article - 7
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Jessica D
They say food is the way to the heart, so to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend; here are five natura...
7 likes
Jessica Biel loves them, Kim Kardashian swears by them, and they have an ever-increasing social medi...
8 likes
Half of the Australian population will experience poor eye health throughout their lifetime, and yet...
9 likes
Food cravings can be a major challenge for anyone attempting a diet overhaul, with chips, coffee and...
15 likes
For centuries, civilisations across the world have used song to promote healing and good health, and...
11 likes
While many lipsticks and lip balms contain petroleum, menthol and salicylic acid that can irritate t...
5 likes
view all articles by Jessica D
ID: 7689
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
There is sufficient evidence to show the positive effects that pets have on our health including **r...
10 likes
These wickedly delicious, easy, healthy snacks are perfect for school, work lunch boxes and parties...
10 likes
These deodorising hacks use common household ingredients, are inexpensive, **environmentally friendl...
7 likes
Physical activity is really good for a host of issues from enhancing your mood to giving a boost to ...
6 likes
This quick, light and fluffy banana bread is delicious, healthy and not as dense as other banana bre...
5 likes
We constantly hear of the dangers of caffeine and all the reasons we should stop drinking coffee, bu...
5 likes
Mulberries are full of nutrients and powerful antioxidants, and they taste delicious and sweet
5 likes
With summer bearing down upon us here in Australia, it's time to up the skin care ante to protect ou...
5 likes
To get the most out of any meal there are a few simple tips you can follow which will enhance digest...
5 likes
This easy method with 3 ingredients is a great way to clean drains naturally
5 likes
Categories
Nutrition (252)
Vegan (120)
How To (62)
Lists (60)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version