By Stuart Turner, Oct 6 2016 07:36PM
At The Health Hub we place a lot of emphasis on the social aspects of training and coming in to the gym. We want people to feel part of a training community and have seen great results because of it. Whether you have a training partner, a personal trainer, a group fitness class that you are part of, or even just a few friends you see at the gym. The benefits of are often overlooked. Here are 4 reasons why we think everyone can gain from a bit of a training collective.
1) Accountability - They will make you show up and showing up is half the battle with fitness. Sometimes we don’t feel like training, we all need a push every now and again, and having someone else that relies on you to train with them and vice versa is a powerful reminder to get on it.
2) Enjoyable – We’re all sociable creatures at heart and crave the company of like-minded people. If you have trained with a group or a training partner before then you’ll know it’s a lot more enjoyable. And you can always grab a coffee after. If you enjoy your exercise you are more likely to stick with it.
3) Motivation and competition –That last set or exercise, you know the one that you don’t really want to do but know you need to. They’ll make sure you do it. They’ll motivate you more than you could on your own and if they are getting stronger, fitter or leaner you will naturally want to keep up. A little bit of healthy competition is definitely a good thing.
4) Consistency - It keeps you thinking about your health even when you’re not training – having someone to share your journey with gives you the opportunity to bounce ideas around, share recipes and training ideas. This doesn’t stop when you leave the gym either, today’s technology means you can stay connected with your training partner PT or community 24/7.
Why not give it a go, reach out find a friend or join a local class to take your training up a level.
At The Health Hub our group classes are free to all members from October 1st and which includes gym based ‘Synergise’ classes on our state of the art functional training space and Aqua fitness classes in the stunning Health Hub pool.