It’s Never Too Late To Start Working Out

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Get Fit At Any Age: Don't Let a Number Stop You

Whatever age you are, starting a fitness programme will be beneficial for your physical and mental health.

Up to now your busy work schedule, family responsibilities or just a lack of energy may have stopped you starting a fitness programme. But if you haven’t already joined your local Xercise4Less gym now is the time to do it! Let’s look at how you can work out before you get another day older.

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Starting Your Exercise Programme

There are, of course, differences between people in their 40s beginning to work out compared to someone in their 60s or 70s just starting to go to the gym. A 40-year-old may be able to start strength training at a higher intensity or run for longer on the treadmill than an older person because maximum heart rate decreases with age. It’s always best to check with a doctor when you’re moving from couch potato to gym bunny.

But whatever age you are, the aim will always be to start slowly and build consistency, so exercise becomes a real habit for you. Practically every workout you can do in your local Xercise4Less gym is adjustable and can be tweaked to suit where you’re starting your fitness journey from. You don’t have to spend hours in the gym either, 30 minutes working out is a lot better than 30 minute snoozing on the sofa! Keep your fitness schedule simple, find something you like doing, and keep it manageable so you can realistically stick to it.

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Feel Younger with Regular Gym Sessions

One of the best reasons for working out as you’re ageing is that you can feel younger for longer. You won’t restore your youth but when your body is more physically active, you’ll feel the mental energy benefits no matter what age you are. Want a younger mindset? Exercise is the key.

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Work Out for Improved Body Confidence

As we age it’s easy to feel like our bodies are actively falling apart. Working out regularly though will help improve your confidence in your body. Exercise builds strong connections between inter-working muscle groups and improves your neuromuscular connections. So, as you feel stronger and fitter, you’ll feel more confident in your body’s ability to deal with everyday tasks and keep going for longer.

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Reduce Your Risk of Injury with Fitness Routines

Working out in the gym regularly will really help reduce your risk of injury. Exercise strengthens your muscles, joints, and is also vital for bone health. Add in the benefits of your muscles and joints working together more efficiently and you get less pain and problems if you are strong physically. When you’re fitter you’re far less likely to injure yourself by falling. Or if you do unfortunately fall and injure yourself, you’ll be able to recover quicker thanks to your newfound strength.

Improve Your Fitness Faster in a Gym

Just because you’re older doesn’t mean your body won’t love workout out. Surprisingly in fact older adults who begin a fitness programme progress with relatively fast gains in strength, power, and lean muscle tissue. Older gym members can quickly thrive on their fitness journey towards a healthier life.

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Transform Your Everyday Life with Exercise

Working out has many benefits for older people but a really positive one is that exercise makes you stronger and fitter for everyday tasks. Going to your nearest Xercise4Less gym will make lifting, bending, and pulling, for example, a lot easier to manage in your daily life. Your general health and wellbeing will also be improved, and you’ll develop better body mechanics and enjoy better physical balance. Training in the gym will even improve your mood and boost your mental energy. Ready to start working out?

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Age is Just a Number with Xercise4Less Gyms

We welcome members of every age, body shape and fitness level at Xercise4Less Gyms. We’re there to support you on your fitness journey whether you’re looking to lose weight or safeguard your health and wellbeing as you age. Join a gym community full of new fitness friends and expert trainers ready to help when you need advice or encouragement. Our gym facilities reflect our desire to provide you with everything you need to get fit and stay fit. From our inclusive group exercise classes to our private Ladies Only Gym Zone and Combat Zone with full-size boxing ring, working out in an Xercise4Less gym offers you the exercise variety you need to stick to your fitness goals. Whatever your age, it’s just never too late to start working out at Xercise4Less Gyms.

Fitness For Life Menu: Weeks 9-12: Taking your Fitness Journey to the next level

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Push the boundaries and reach your goals

Ramp up the tempo of your journey over the next four weeks with high-intensity exercises to improve your fitness levels. Working on all parts of your body, this menu delivers a variety of exercises and workouts to give you exactly what you need to further your development and see a transformation in your body, with visible results for all your hard work and dedication over the past 12 weeks.

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Menu 3: It takes 12 weeks for the rest of the world to see your results

Starter – Warm up

  • 20 box jumps
  • 1-mile jog on the treadmill
  • 100 calories on the bike
  • 2 miles on the cross trainer
  • Climb 10 flights on the stepper

 

Main – Full body

  • 10 barbell squats
  • 20 burpees
  • 1-minute jabs on the bag
  • 1-minute wall sit
  • 20 kettlebell swings

 

Dessert – Core

  • 30 second side plank
  • 1 minute of bicycle kicks
  • 30 Russian twists
  • 50 scissor crunches
  • 10 weighted Turkish get ups

Once you have completed this phase of the journey, your body will have successfully adapted to the gradual build-up in intensity and difficulty of the exercises. Thus, ensuring an improvement in your physical condition which will be noticeable to all those around you. Your journey does not stop here, though. Continue to develop and progress your fitness levels to prevent throwing all your hard work over the past 12 weeks away.

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Your fitness journey doesn't stop here...

Whilst you have gone through a significant change to your fitness regime over the past 12 weeks, it is important not to become complacent. Your fitness journey is for life not just a short-term project. Now you have a range of exercises and experiences to draw from, you can customise your own workout programme accordingly. If you feel you need more guidance or more assistance, feel free to ask one of our friendly personal trainers who will be more than happy to offer their expertise to ensure you continue smashing your targets with us at Xercise4Less gyms. After all, fitness is for life, not just for January.