Four Ways To Keep Fit In Nottingham
Just a quick search for ‘Nottingham gyms’ in an online directory brings up 41 results. A Google search indicates there are at least ten different budget and national gym chains dominating the results, not including hotels, spas and independent gyms within the city centre.
Because keeping fit requires patience and will power, especially during the coldest season of the year, it is essential that the gyms are in close proximity to your home or work place to be able to attend it regularly without fail. The most accessible gyms are close to public transport, bus and tram stops, within complexes (The Cornerhouse or Trinity Square)
But which ones are thriving and why?
1. Cheap gyms
Cost is a massive factor to fitness and over the last few years ‘no frills’ gym chains have dominated the market. The chain of cheap gyms in Nottingham featuring all the necessary equipment has spread across the U.K., with affordable gyms now available in the city centre, just two minutes from bus and train stations. Catering for all fitness levels, you will have access to clean changing rooms, weekly fitness classes, and friendly personnel, at a fair price. Book a free trial to make up your mind.
2. Chair-based fitness classes
Chair-based fitness is a new training method for older people, with a number of specific benefits. According to Kathryn Davies from Newark and Sherwood District Council, chair-based exercise “facilitates greater range of movement, minimises load-bearing and reduces balance problems in those with particularly poor mobility and arthritic pain, and it increases confidence in those unable to perform free-standing exercise”. Door to door transportation and lunch are also provided for attendees.
3. Outdoor gyms
To encourage more people to get active, Nottingham City Council and NHS Nottingham have created two outdoor gyms at Bulwell Hall Park and Southglade Park. The outdoor facilities feature table tennis tables, equipment for cardiovascular workouts as well as toning, strength and warm-up stretches. Multi-use game areas are perfect for football, netball, basketball, hockey, and tennis sessions. Here, one can also find a running track and dance area.
4. Fighting lessons
Brush up your self-defence skills by taking several fighting lessons at Kickfit Martial Arts and Fitness Academy in Carrington Street. The trainer helps students find their potential weaknesses when approached by a stranger on the street and gives their confidence a boost.
With dozens of fitness options in Nottingham, you can make the most of getting fit right before the Christmas Markets hit town! See www.fitspace.co.uk/find-gym/nottingham for low cost membership options and no contract, located on the 5th Floor, Waterways Building, Canal Street, NG1 7EH.