Why winter is the perfect time to start working out!8 Nov

Why winter is the perfect time to start working out!

As much as we love fitness at Brio Leisure, we know it can be tough to keep your motivation up through the winter months.

It’s dark, cold, and if we’re being honest, wrapping up warm in front of the TV is a very tempting prospect! As great as that sounds though, winter is actually a great time to start (or continue) exercising! With our new Healthy Elfie promotion, you can get fit for less too! Join us now and we’ll give you the rest of November and all of December for just £20.00! That includes gym and swimming, all of our fitness classes, racquet sports and more! There’s plenty of variety, so exercising will always be a fun and exciting experience.

Still not convinced? Here’s a few reasons why winter workouts are great, and you should become a Healthy Elfie today:

Beat the Winter Blues!

You may have heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD – basically the long, dark nights and cold weather can make you feel down and a bit depressed. It’s not nice as it can make it harder to get out of bed in the morning, or to do anything other than simply sitting in front of the TV. Regular exercise has been shown to help fight against the effects of SAD though, and with our Healthy Elfie special offer, you don’t have to spend much at all to get access to regular exercise! There’s plenty of variety too, so you can vary things throughout the week with the gym, swimming in any of our pools, or joining in with any of our 450 weekly fitness classes! Classes in particular are a great way to beat the winter blues because they have a fantastic social aspect to them as well as the obvious health benefits.

It’ll keep you Toasty

A good workout will get your blood pumping, and so you’ll feel warmer long after you’ve finished exercising. If you’re trying to save on your gas bill, then getting out to the gym and working up a sweat will mean you’ll feel much warmer when you get home, without having the heating on! You can get the whole family feeling the burn too with a game of badminton or squash.

Avoid the Winter Warmer Cravings

During the winter months we all crave those delicious foods that help keep us warm during the cold nights – roast dinners, soups with lots of crusty bread, stews and more. While these aren’t all necessarily unhealthy, it’s very easy to overeat when you’re faced with such tasty temptations as these. Regularly exercising will help offset any extra food intake you might have, so you won’t see as much of an impact on your body. If you want to really stay one step ahead, you can try our new Meal Plan too! It’s packed full of really tasty recipes and includes all the nutritional info so you know exactly what you’re eating.

Fight the Flu!

Regular exercise is a great immune booster, so if you’re sick of getting the sniffles every year then working out will help prevent you getting ill!

So there you have it, a few top reasons to workout this Winter. If you’d like to become a Healthy Elfie and November and December’s membership for just £20.00, then click the button below for more details!

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