Coastside Fitness Blog

Why Join a Gym?

A lot of people struggle to make it to a gym often piling up a list of excuses to stay away. If you’re one of these individuals, then let me provide you with 5 good reasons to join a gym.

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Why it's never too late to exercise

The over-65 age group is less active than any other. But exercise doesn't have to be difficult - and it can help you live a longer, happier life.

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Weightlifting for weight loss?

When it comes to weightlifting within a gym environment, most of us share commonly held goals, either an increase in size or enhancements in strength, with the reasoning of weight loss not often given and not commonly associated with lifting weights.

However research nowadays provides evidence to the contrary.

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Exercise Trends and Personal Fitness

These days the new, new thing in fitness seems to pop up faster than you can say “Fitbit”. In fact most years, there are new trends in fitness such as Spinning, Zumba and Pump to name but a few. Some last longer than others and some seem to be more effective, making them last longer than a "trend."

But what exercise to do?

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The best time to exercise?

The sun is rising earlier and the evenings are drawing out, giving us what feels like a longer day to fit our busy lives in to and with that feeling of extra time those who know how important it is to fit some exercise in start thinking of how and when.

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Stretching

How many of us take the time to warm up properly and include some effective stretches before more intense exercise?

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Shape up for Summer!

Sun, sun, sun! The first few days of some glorious warmth and bright light always help lift the spirits and have us looking forward in the hope that we will be in for a long, hot summer where we can consider having our shorts, t-shirts and bikinis come out of hibernation.

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Nifty in your Fifties?

Gyms might be the kind of places associated with fit, young people in their 20s but growing figures of older people using gyms highlight the importance of remaining fit and healthy to the older generation.

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How long does it take to get in shape?

It seems like a simple question, but there are a number of factors that affect the answer. In shape is a general term for fitness, but what is in shape?

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Exercise yourself Smarter?

We all know that regular exercise can have dramatic effects on our physical health but what about our minds? The effects of physical fitness may extend beyond disease and obesity prevention, potentially impacting our intelligence well into old age.

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Benefits of Classes

So most people know the benefits of exercise... less risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes etc. Plus the general well being factor of having more energy and increased self confidence.

And for lots of people a gym is the perfect environment to work out in and try and achieve these benefits but some prefer to get their exercise in the form of classes.

Group exercise classes are about more than the loud music, fast movements and shouts of encouragement. They can also offer social inclusion opportunities, physical benefits and psychological support.

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Preventing soreness while achieving Fitness

Nothing derails your fitness goals like feeling sore. Yet getting sore is almost unavoidable—it’s a rite of passage, if you will. But it doesn’t have to wipe you out. Over the next couple of months we’ll give you some tips to follow and, if you’re lucky, you’ll avoid the dreaded DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) monster altogether.

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5 Reasons you should go to the gym today

Going to the gym can be as natural to some as showering or eating. But for most of us, it’s something we try to unearth the energy to do at least once a week, and if we make it happen one day for 30 minutes, we’re supremely proud of ourselves.

There are a few good reasons to go to the gym though, even when all you want to do is absolutely nothing.

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