Whether you’re gym-obsessed and looking for a new healthy community or are just thinking about your very first group fitness class, the benefits of joining a gym have never been more impactful. We’ve got your guide: Here are eight reasons why a gym membership, and being active, is worth it!
A no-brainer! We all know that getting—and staying—healthy is key to both mental and physical wellbeing. And given the past few years of riding the global pandemic rollercoaster, getting your heart pumping, legs moving, and lungs breathing is imperative to boosting immunity, too.
Gyms attract all types—from endurance athletes training for races to beginners looking for a simple treadmill session. Just 30 active minutes a day can drastically increase your overall fitness level.
You’ll hear terms such as “functional movement exercises” and “core workouts” in the world of gyms and fitness. Reason being? Moving your body in the gym helps mimic movement in the real world. Increased flexibility, a strong core, and strong muscles decrease injury and help you maintain real-world strength and stamina.
Bottom line: A fitter you means a more confident you. Research shows that exercising improves the way you see yourself. Plus, aerobic exercise fuels your brain with valuable nutrients and oxygen, improving cognitive function. After working out, you feel more focused, alert, and able to complete efficient daily tasks—further enhancing self-esteem.
Joining a gym is FUN! Yes, you’ll sweat, but you’ll do so with a group of like-minded people, some of whom may become not just your workout buddy, but someone to go to happy hour with, too. So, say hello to new faces and watch your network expand.
This is one of the top reasons to stay fit and keep moving. Quality sleep is essential to overall health, as your brain and body reset during deep REM sleep. Take note of the days you push yourself in the gym and days you are at the desk too long. Your sleep will tell you what it prefers!
Unfortunately, we’re living through one of the most chaotic periods in recent history. Fortunately, you can control your reaction to it. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Exercise can provide stress relief for your body while imitating effects of stress, such as the flight-or-fight response. This helps your body work through those effects. This can also lead to positive effects in your body—including your cardiovascular, digestive, and immune systems—by helping protect your body from harmful effects of stress.”
Access to Equipment & Classes
With a VASA membership, not only will you access top-of-the-line equipment, but you can join group fitness classes catered to personal preferences. Whether after a tough HIIT class or a relaxing yoga session, we’ve got your covered. Plus, your Coaches will be welcoming, friendly, and motivating—regardless of your fitness level.
Try Before You Buy
Get healthier today and check out VASA with a free trial pass. Our free trial passes show off just how good joining a gym can feel. We bet that after you’re introduced to gym life, you’ll be hooked!