Setting aside the time to exercise can seem daunting. It leaves you sore, and there always seems to be a million other things you should be doing, but being active has tons of benefits—both physical and mental! I’m sure you’ve been told a hundred–and–one times that exercise is good for you, but has anyone told you why?
Exercise Transforms Your Body
The most obvious perk of working out is the physical change. Exercise helps you lose weight, get toned, gain muscle and create a healthier body! But looking good on the outside isn’t the only perk: regular exercise can reduce your risk of serious health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. It also can decrease your chance of developing annoying bugs such as the flu and a nasty common cold.
Exercise Makes You Feel Better
Need an emotional lift? Trying lifting weights! Many people hit the gym to improve their health and get a rockin’ bod, but working out has above-the-neck benefits too! Trekking a couple miles on the treadmill might seem torturous but it’s worth the effort. Did you know that exercise releases endorphins? Endorphins are what helps your brain create feelings of happiness! So next time you have a stressful day at work, consider hitting the gym instead of the couch.
Exercise Boosts Brainpower
Ready to apply for a Nobel Prize? The elliptical might bring you one step closer to that goal! Rigorous workouts may increase levels of a brain-derived protein in the body, which is believed to help with decision making, higher thinking, learning and sharpening the memory. If you’re looking for me during exam season, you know where I’ll be!
Exercise Gives You a Confidence Boost
Nothing beats that post-workout high: you came, you saw, and you conquered. Once you get that feeling, it’s almost addicting. Working out makes us more self-confident about ourselves and our abilities. A regular workout routine can have a huge impact on your mental health, and in turn, your self-confidence—and yes, there’s lots of science to back this up, my friends. Thirty minutes of moderate cardio is enough to release endorphins to increase feelings of well-being and self-assurance.
The bottom line is that working out is a great way to feel better, boost your health and have fun. Exercise offers incredible benefits that can improve nearly every aspect of your health from the inside out!
Benefits of Having a Residential Gym
Now imagine accessing all of these benefits from the comfort of your apartment building!
Having a fully equipped gym just a few floors below your living space opens up a whole new set of possibilities for your physical and mental self!
I’ll be the first to admit that it can be pretty difficult to motivate myself to crawl out of my comfy bed, jump on a bus and go to the gym. When I didn’t have the luxury of an on-site gym, I would often have the same conversation to myself in the morning: “Okay, if you don’t go to the gym today, you need to go tomorrow.” It quickly turned into to a never-ending cycle of bargaining with myself. Waking up in the morning and knowing that there’s a gym 30 seconds away makes a world of difference.
It’s also a lot easier to squeeze a workout into your schedule when you have a fitness center in your apartment complex! You don’t have to factor in the time it takes to drive to the gym, find a parking space, and drive home. No matter how much time you have, you can walk out your front door and be exercising within five minutes!
Returning to your own apartment minutes after a workout is a luxury you don’t know you’re missing out on until you experience it. Never again will you be bothered by cramped changing rooms or the discomfort of showering with strangers.
Residential gyms create a great community hub. They’re a great help in building a community for apartment dwellers and their guests. It’s easy to get to know your neighbors when you work out together! You can encourage each other, motivate each other and become real gym buddies.
300 Main is thrilled to announce the construction of a connected gym for residents to enjoy! Goodlife Fitness located at 201 Portage Avenue will be moving to 300 Main.
We are thrilled to be able to provide our Portage and Main Club Members with a new, larger Club space at 300Main, along with the added benefits of upgraded amenities and 2 hours of free downtown parking,” said David Patchell-Evans, GoodLife Founder and CEO. “Winnipeggers have shown a fervent passion for fitness during GoodLife’s 15 years in the city and we are excited to match that energy with a beautiful new space where they can achieve their goals.
David Patchell-Evans, GoodLife Founder & CEO
More details to come; follow us on Instagram @300mainwinnipeg to keep up to date!
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