Articles for the Month of May 2014

What benefits should you expect when you start to exercise regularly?

Everyone is different, but here are the sorts of results we see at Ladies Workout Express all the time:


After 10 days…..


You’ll likely have more energy, be sleeping better and generally feel more in control of your life. You may be motivated to eat more healthily, or cut down on cigarettes or alcohol intake as you start to realise the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.


After 30 days….


Your fitness levels will have improved – you’ll be able to take the stairs more easily, your resting heart rate will have come down and your blood pressure reduced if it was high.


You’ll start noticing changes in your shape – your clothes will fit better or even become loose. You may have lost a pound or two – especially if you’re combining exercise with a weight loss diet.


After 3 Months….


You’ll be suffering from fewer colds and aches and pains.


People will start to ask if you’ve lost weight. You may have to invest in smaller clothing sizes. You’ll be feeling a lot happier and more confident. If weight loss was your goal, you’ll be making good progress.


After 12 Months….


Your risk of heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, dementia and certain cancers will have reduced dramatically. You’ll have slowed your body’s ageing process and given yourself more years of active life.


You’ll be fitter, stronger and more self-confident than you’ve ever been!


If fitness is your destination – welcome to the journey!!


Getting Fit and the Importance of Familiarity

I was chatting today with a member of Ladies Workout Express, who has just re-joined us after a spell at a local authority gym. She mentioned that she’d found it quite off-putting at the local authority gym because the faces kept changing, whereas here, she knows she can come along for a workout and see people she knows. That means that she feels very comfortable and welcome, so she’s very happy to be back..

We often underestimate the value of familiarity, and the feeling of belonging, when we choose a gym. Instead we’re impressed by the array of equipment, the pool and the Jacuzzi! Those of course are great, but if you don’t feel a part of the gym, then you won’t feel welcome or valued and will instead feel uncomfortable. After a short while, your attendance will drop off, and your hoped-for results will never come.

So be careful when you’re choosing a gym. Trial it for a few days to make sure you feel comfortable and confident there before you make the decision to join.

At Ladies Workout Express, you can trial us for 3 days for free. Just call 0161 401 0794 to book a chat with one of our friendly instructors.