Maintaining an active lifestyle in which fitness is a priority is good for anyone. We will all be a little bit healthier and a little bit happier for simply putting in a few minutes of exercise every day. No matter your goals in life, no matter your age, weight, body type, or anything else, you will do well to put your fitness first.
Regularly taking part in exercise can:
- Help you to maintain a healthy weight
- Improve your mood, both acutely and non-acutely
- Give you more energy
- Improve your cardiovascular and respiratory system functions
- Lead to a stronger immune system
- Keep your muscles and bones healthy and functioning
- Reduce your risk of suffering a multitude of chronic diseases, like heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes
- Lead to improved cognitive function
- Help you to overcome symptoms of stress and depression
- Lead to better sleep
- Help you to manage pain
- Improve your mobility
- Improve your libido
These are just a few of the top benefits of keeping up an active lifestyle.
We’re not talking about training for a marathon, either. You needn’t run ten miles a day or take part in twenty fitness classes a week to gain these benefits. Thirty minutes a day of light cardio (like jogging or walking) or a few trips to the gym each week will do it.
I would recommend a bit of both of the above. Get out walking a bit more- fifteen minutes per day as a minimum. And get down to the gym- two sessions a week of mixed resistance and cardio, or a couple of aerobics classes, will keep your heart and muscles strong.
In fact, joining a local gym can represent one of the easiest ways to begin working on your fitness. There are a few reasons that often make training at a gym the best bet for anybody looking to make some positive life changes:
Finding the right Dubai gym
If you’re living in Dubai, you could always simply run a search for ‘Gyms in Dubai’ or ‘Gyms UAE’. There are plenty of good ones to choose from, from the raw to the sublime, from hardcore training to pampering luxury, from elite facilities to places that welcome newcomers to the fitness world.
In fact, we recently put together a list for you of our top picks in Dubai.
Whatever your goals, requirements and tastes, there will be a nearby gym in Dubai for you. Whether you’re looking for weight loss, bodybuilding, aerobics classes, yoga, personal training, or other any of the many classes and styles catered for by gyms throughout the city, you will find what you want in our rundown.
However, if you’re looking for a mix of economy and good-quality, world-leading equipment and fitness expertise, you should give GymNation a look.
GymNation are the UAE’s most affordable and flexible gym group. Their memberships start at just AED99 per month and come with no-contract-cancel-anytime membership options. They keep their memberships affordable and their customers in control in order to maintain venues that friendly, inclusive and hospitable.
Their gyms are welcoming spaces where a policy of no-judgments is actively sought out and created. They are truly committed to supporting everyone who walks through their doors and they regularly cater to complete beginners and elite athletes alike.
GymNation are passionate about supporting everyone, from absolute beginners (a full third of their clientele are first-time gym users) to advanced athletes, as they work towards their health and fitness goals. This is why they keep their memberships affordable and their customers’ control, and why they keep their venues friendly and welcoming.
GymNation’s goal is to be ‘the peoples’ gym’: they work hard to make sure everybody in the UAE has an affordable and welcoming gym option with the best fitness classes on offer. Theirs are also some of the largest gym facilities in the UAE. Their flagship venue is a 45,000-square-foot space that feels cool and modern with an urban, industrial edge. It hosts a spinning studio, a treadmill room, a boxing ring, a free-weights area, and three separate studios for classes. GymNation’s venues come with state-of-the-art Matrix gym equipment and they also offer virtual, on-demand classes, giving you a degree of flexibility over your training and allowing you to take back control.
GymNation also offer over 200 free classes per month and boast a separate ladies-only gym and studio. They are open 24/7 and, to top it off, you can also choose to work out via the on-demand virtual-reality classes, whereby you can select any class, time, and workout and follow the guidance of an instructor on screen.
If you want to begin putting your health and fitness first, try giving GymNation a call. They may be your best bet to creating a happier, stronger you.