It has been a busy first week back at work after the summer break but I am now starting to get back into the swing of things. It also means I get to utilise my very expensive gym membership and use the facilities work has to offer. I think I might have just about got value for money from the £20 it costs per annum! The benefits of having a leisure centre on site really helps. It is a no brainier for staff to take up this perk in my opinion, so I did. I will certainly renew which will be the first time I can remember renewing a gym membership.
This morning I decided to enter the said gym just to familiarise myself with the equipment again. I had actually forgot to note down the levels and speeds I use on the cardio machines, or the weights I use in a workout. Shocking I know but this will change in the new training plan. Another addition I think I will introduce will be some of the classes. The new bike for the spinning classes arrived a few months back and I really feel like giving this a go. It would be a great way to get fitter and stay in shape for the sportives planned for 2014. However the class I have tried today was a simple circuit training class. It was a good solid workout of 45 mins. This consisted of a warm up then one minute circuits on each of the eleven stations, a mix of cardio and weight workouts. Once you have completed in circuit the time reduced to 40 seconds at each station but you up the intensity thus improving your fitness. Well I certainly felt certain muscle groups being worked and got a sweat on. As the studio is air conditioned it must have been down to the workout.
It was an enjoyable session. It was with colleagues which made the social aspect very enjoyable. Everyone new each other so this helped and everyone went at their own pace. At the end of the day you attend to improve your own fitness and if you’re getting fitter after a few classes then the goal has been achieved. I will certainly be attending next week but might just have to start pushing myself a bit harder, if I can.