Autumn at The Thames Club in Staines in Surrey

Don’t let Autumn be your fitness downfall

Posted October 30th, 2017

Autumn is well and truly underway. The leaves are changing colour and falling from the trees, everything has a pumpkin spice option, and the weather is changing too. This shift from Summer to Autumn Fitness can have an impact on the decisions you take to about where and when you exercise.

For those of you who enjoy an evening jog or walk, the colder temperatures will make your workout less enjoyable. Bundling up is always an option, but there is nothing you can do about harsh winds and downpours of rain. Shorter evenings also mean a push to cram in your jog or walk before darkness falls, especially if you are going out alone. These factors can lessen your motivation and lead you to blow off your planned exercise.

Looking toward the future, things will only get harder. Winter weather is more unforgiving and can even be dangerous. It is easy to slip on icy pavements – a common cause of nasty injuries. There’s also the temptations of the holiday season. We eat more, drink more, go out more…it is quite common to gain weight and skip exercising until it is time to make new year’s resolutions. 

Autumn Fitness

Between autumn and winter, you might be thinking that your health is doomed and that you are as well off to buy some jeans with an elastic waistband now. However, the picture is not as bleak as this. All that you really need to do is join a gym!. Yes, it really is that simple.

Joining a health club eradicates all the issues related to bad weather and dark evenings. Autumn Fitness can be genuine fun rather than a solo grind. When you join a health and wellbeing club like The Thames Club it will even boost your motivation. This is because the Thames Club offers a warm and inviting environment for exercise that will make you look forward to your training session. Furthermore, with its offer of personal training, you will have always someone on hand to give you that extra push right when you need it most.

Another way that joining a gym will help you stay on track during the season of excess is that, quite simply, when you are paying for workout facilities you tend to make yourself go. And, you did not hear it from us, a dip in the pool can be a great soother for when your head is pounding after the office Christmas party.

So, do not let the good habits you developed over the summer die out. Keep your motivation in order by signing up for a membership here at The Thames Club. We have options to suit every budget and every type of gym goer, from fitness fanatic to weekend guru. There really are no excuses.

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