Celebrate July Self-Care Day with Fitness!

Celebrate July Self-Care Day with Fitness!

Celebrate July Self-Care Day with Fitness!

The 24th of July marks Self-Care Day, and what better way to celebrate than by prioritising your self-care through fitness? Regular exercise is a fantastic way to enhance both your physical and mental wellbeing. In celebration of the UEFA Euros 2024, consider working out as a team, as it boosts motivation and performance. To help get you started, we’ve put together some essential workout tips. Plus, you can access exclusive corporate discounts on gym memberships through GymFlex and MyGymDiscounts to make your fitness journey even more rewarding. Try a group fitness class and feel the difference!

Workout Tips for Self-Care

  1. Start slow and build up

Starting a new fitness routine can be daunting. Begin with light exercises, such as walking on a treadmill with a low incline or stretching. Gradually increase the intensity as your fitness level progresses. This approach helps prevent injuries and makes the habit more sustainable.

2. Workout with someone

Research shows that 94% of people are more likely to stick to a fitness program when they exercise together. To get started, find a workout friend or join a fitness class to stay motivated and accountable. Set clear, achievable goals, mix up your routine to keep it interesting, and make sure to warm up before and cool down after each session. Consistency is key, so integrate exercise into your weekly schedule with a friend and enjoy the journey to a healthier you!

3. Mix it up

Incorporate a variety of exercises into your routine, mixing cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises. With over 3,800 locations across the UK, you can try running, cycling, lifting weights, yoga, or Pilates to keep your body and mind engaged.

4. Stay consistent

Consistency is key to seeing results. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise most days of the week. Whether it’s a morning run on the treadmill, a lunchtime gym session, or an evening climbing wall class, find a time that works best for you and stick to it.

5. Listen to your body

Your body is your best guide. Pay attention to how it feels during and after workouts. Rest when needed and avoid overtraining, which can lead to injuries. On days when you’re feeling tired, opt for lighter activities like walking or stretching.

6. Stay hydrated and eat well

Nutrition plays a crucial role in your fitness journey. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, especially during and after workouts. Complement your exercise routine with a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains to fuel your body effectively.

To make your self-care journey even more accessible and affordable, take advantage of exclusive corporate discounts through GymFlex and MyGymDiscounts. With GymFlex and MyGymDiscounts, you can access a wide range of facilities at over 3,8000 locations, enjoying up to 40% off gym memberships.

Happy Self-Care Day! Stay fit, stay healthy, and enjoy the journey towards a better you.