Berwyn Illinois Women’s Gym

No matter where you live, chances are there is a fitness center or two located nearby. If you live in or close to a major city, there can be dozens to choose from. With so many options, you may feel overwhelmed; to help, here are some tips that might help you narrow down the search faster and more easily.

If you are a woman, the first thing you may want to determine is whether or not you want to join a women’s gym. Women’s fitness centers can be preferable for many ladies because of their relaxed, more supportive environments. From the equipment to the classes to the trainers, the focus remains on women’s health and well-being. A women’s gym can be a refreshing change from many gyms you may have visited or even belonged to in the past.

Women’s Fitness Center

Perhaps you’ve never joined a gym before, and you’re nervous about what to expect. Maybe you stopped going to one a long time ago, and you’re trying to get the motivation to start going again. Perhaps you’ve become unhappy with your current fitness center and you’re looking to relocate elsewhere. Whatever the reason, you may want to consider joining a women’s fitness center.

Women’s Gym

Zumba

Nearly everyone has heard of it, but if you haven’t taken a class before, you may be a little confused about what to expect. Is it aerobics, dancing, or interval training sessions? The answer is yes, it’s all three combined—the end result is a high-intensity, yet fun and exciting way to burn upwards of 1000 calories an hour. It’s a combination of easy hip-hop dance moves usually set to Latin music; some versions can include salsa and samba. Since everything is taught step-by-step, it’s easy for beginners to catch on quickly.

Don’t let the dance-centric focus of Zumba fool you into thinking you aren’t going to be getting as much out of your time as, say, lifting weights or running on the treadmill. Academy-trained and certified instructors masterfully blend a series of very specific moves throughout the class. The end result is a fantastic, full-body, muscle-building, cardio workout.

Functional Training

Unlike many workout routines that focus on larger muscles or improved cardiovascular health, functional fitness training is all about making activities performed in your day-to-day life easier and safer. From playing a game of baseball, to picking up a heavy package, to carrying large items from one place to another, functional training can substantially help the way you respond to these tasks. It also serves a secondary purpose of getting your body into overall better shape, which can include fat loss, muscle gain, and increased balance and mobility.

       

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