Why You Should Join a Gym or a Health Club?



We’ve all started a new year off with a fitness resolution of some kind before right? “This year I’m going to lose 20 pounds” or “This year I’m going to diet”. But saying it and doing it are putting it into action are two entirely different situations..

1. Huge health benefits

Going to the gym is good for your health and fitness! Putting it simply, exercising increases your cardiovascular health by strengthening the heart and lungs.  Increased strength is derived through lean muscle.

Studies show that regular exercise and an increase in strength and cardio fitness levels can help reduce the risk of health concerns and diseases, including:

  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes (type II)
  • Depression
  • Stress related illnesses

2. Access to equipment

Joining a gym like ONYX Health Club 24/7 gives you full blown access to an immense amount of equipment.  This includes; cardio machines, weights, free-weights, training and group gear (TRX, fit balls, resistance bands and so forth).

3. Make friends

ONYX is a club and you’ll feel right at home.  Our environment is one that is open and helpful and you’ll have no problem meeting new friends in the process.   In addition to all of the members that use the gym, we also have an online social networking platform called the ONYX Society which allows you to stay engaged and meet more people with like minded fitness objectives and goals just like yourself.

4. Access to knowledge

ONYX Health Club 24/7 has qualified, experienced personal trainers (many with health and sports-related degrees) on hand who can advise you on the best exercises and workouts for reaching your goals. They can give you individualized direction for your workouts in the gym, keeping you safe and motivating you along the way too.

5. Establish a healthy routine

One of the hurdles in committing to a gym membership is justifying the cost and how much you will use it. It’s easy to establish a healthy routine with a gym membership when you have the use of facilities regardless of rain, hail or shine outside. There’s no soggy ground to worry about, no dogs to hurdle when running and no risk of heat exhaustion on summer days. So flip that financial hurdle into a motivator, establish a routine and you’ll create a new healthy habit well worth the investment in no time.

6. Increased energy levels

One of the side effects of exercise is an increase in energy levels and enhanced mood, due to the release of natural, happy endorphins. There’s no better feeling than leaving the gym after a workout feeling energized and ready for whatever the day throws at you. If you’re looking for an extra spring in your step, it’s a great benefit of joining a gym!

7. Be challenged

If you’re looking for a fitness challenge, look no further! ONYX will push you, motivate you and encourage you to reach your goals.  ONYX Health Club 24/7 is consistently engaging our members, creating new programs, incentives and opportunities to help you reach new heights!

8. Be motivated

You either love exercise or you have to drag yourself along to get it done! If you’re one of the latter, heading to the gym and being around others who are in the same situation as you can be just the incentive and motivation you need to keep going. You might even find yourself converting into an exercise lover when you’re heading to the gym on a more regular basis, hitting your fitness goals and seeing results on the inside and out!