Thursday, October 31, 2013

Make the most of your condo gym

If all else fails, then seek the services of the gym trainer.

Most condominium gyms only provide the basic machines and equipment. They typically don’t provide for the more specific workouts, which often renders the amenity useless to many homeowners.

If you’re experiencing this, then here are some tips on how to make the most of your condominium gym.

Gym equipment 

The first tip is to give the equipment a second look. Maybe you can tweak your exercise routine to work with whatever you have. Try working with the weights and machines that are available and aim to create a suitable routine that works for you.

Swimming pool 

When looking for a good cardio exercise but all the treadmills and stationary bikes are busy, then don’t hesitate to head on over to the pool. Swimming can be a great workout in itself and the pool can more than make up for whatever your gym is lacking.

Stairs

If you don’t feel like going to the pool and the cardio equipment in the gym is still busy, then try running up and down a couple of flights of stairs. This can definitely get your blood pumping and your sweat pouring and give you a good day’s cardio.

Aerobics room  

Try working with the weights and machines that are available and aim to create a suitable routine that works for you.

If you still find your gym equipment lacking, then don’t be afraid to splurge on your own equipment. Spend on your very own fitness ball and take it to the aerobics room of your condominium. A fitness ball or a stability ball can help with your balance, strength, core stability and control.

Trainer

If all else fails, then seek the services of the gym trainer. They can help you formulate your own routine, recommend different exercises and show you a more in-depth way of making the most of your condominium gym. You can also join different exercise classes and perhaps even make some friends along the way.

So, the next time you feel like you need to go elsewhere for a full workout, give the gym in your condominium a second look. It might even save you some cash. - Michelle Alyssa Tiu 


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