Want to join a gym or get fitness tips? Check out our answers to frequently-asked questions about keeping fit.
Whatever your end goal, there are plenty of positives to joining the local gym.
The frequency of your visits to the gym depends on what you want to achieve. To stay healthy, the NHS recommends at least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week plus two sessions of strength training. Split these across three or four gym visits a week. A consistent exercise programme at the gym will help with motivation and you'll soon begin to see the results.
When it comes to keeping fit, there's something for everyone in London, whether you're hoping for full-on bodybuilding training, Zumba classes, aerial yoga or group cycling – and many offer value for money memberships. Royal Docks Cross-Fit boasts competition-grade equipment, a wide range of fitness classes and expert coaches on hand to guide you to success.
For a holistic approach to fitness, try Mindset in Lambeth, whose group exercise classes work to cover both mental and physical development. For a friendly atmosphere and classes focusing on cardio and stretching, female-only Healthy U in Hemel Hempstead will make you feel right at home.
There are a few things to consider when choosing a gym.
Belfast has numerous indoor and outdoor activities to help out on the route to fitness. Some of the options you can try out in the city include walking in the hills, trying the cycling routes, or if you like more structure in your exercising, there are plenty of gyms, inside and outside. Here are my top five tips on exercising and getting fit in Belfast.