Why Should I Run? Kicking off 2020 the right way!

Different exercises all boast various different health benefits, but running remains one of the most effective ways of enhancing your health and fitness. With the new year looming in, why not consider running to achieve fitness goals?

Running is one of the most popular ways to stay fit, but with so many different exercise that you can take part of, you may be wondering “Why should I run?“.

Here at Altered Images in Bromsgrove, our gym offers a wide range of activities and exercises that can help you get fit. Our gym facilities enable runners to be able to train for their own personal goals – whilst benefiting from the on-going professional support from our highly experienced fitness instructors.

So, why should I run?

Running offers a wide scope of physical and mental benefits including:

  • Helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life
  • Tones the buttocks and thighs quicker than almost any other exercise
  • Feel-good endorphins are released which help counter stress, make you happier and improve your mood
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Helps keep your bodily functions regular!
  • Helps improve immune cells to fight infection
  • Can improve your mental alertness
  • Can boost your sex life!
  • Gives you more energy
  • Gives you great fitness and endurance
  • Burns lots of calories
  • It’s inexpensive
  • Speeds up the metabolism
  • There are lots of choices – different distances from short sprints to marathons and different training techniques from multi terrain, interval training, multi-speed training, endurance runs, hill efforts to name a few.

Health and fitness advice in Bromsgrove

If you’ve got questions like “why should I run?” that need answering, speak to one of our health and fitness experts today. Head to our website for more information about our gym facilities, or call? 01527 874395 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team. At Altered Images Gym in Bromsgrove, we are proud to go the extra mile to help you reach your fitness goals.

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Smash your running goals with a Worcestershire personal trainer

If you are looking to smash those running goals even more, you may wish to consider a Worcestershire personal trainer.

About Altered Images

Here at Altered Images gym in Bromsgrove, we are proud to be a gym that caters for all. We strive to be a gym that can facilitate people of all fitness levels, and with our personal trainers, we can create bespoke fitness plans that are perfect for your goals. Our gym itself is also incredibly accommodating too – in fact, we even have a ladies-only gym area, for women looking to train in a comfortable environment that is exclusive to women only.

The benefits of a Worcestershire personal trainer

So, why should you consider a personal trainer in Worcestershire? If you join our Bromsgrove gym, you’ll be guaranteed a welcoming, enjoyable and fulfilling experience every single time. Our fitness trainers are incredibly experienced and skilled in what they do. So, you can rest assured that your fitness goals are in capable hands. We treat every gym-goer individually, which means that every fitness plan is specially tailored to your own goals, fitness levels, and capabilities. However, this doesn’t mean to say that we won’t push you that little bit harder. If we think you’re capable of smashing a goal, we’ll put our all into ensuring you do just that.

Sometimes, a personal trainer can provide you with that extra push you need to carry on running. With our personal training programmes, you’ll be able to see your goals and targets every time. However, you’ll also be given plenty of recognition too with each and every achievement you make with us. Your goals are our goals too. So, you can be sure we’ll do our very best to get the best performance out of you, and we’ll do that together.

How to smash running goals

We know that even the most avid runners don?t want to be pounding the pavement around the clock. We also know that that’s not the best way to max results.?Running is a cardiovascular activity, so it provides all the benefits of endurance exercise. These benefits include reducing blood pressure, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting glucose, and body fat. At the same time, elevating oxygen consumption and HDL cholesterol.?But, if you?ve got a specific goal in mind, simply going for the odd run won?t cut it.

Dr Jinger Gottschall, Associate Professor of Kinesiology, says there are four key reasons why a training plan will help you achieve your running goals.

  • A plan makes it easy, there?s less guesswork about what to do each week
  • You can feel confident that you will be prepared for the race distance
  • Well-planned conservative increases in distance/intensity will reduce injury risk
  • You?ll stay motivated, knowing that you are able to successfully complete each week

Join Altered Images Gym Bromsgrove today

At Altered Images Gym we’ll provide you with a Worcestershire personal trainer who will design you a bespoke training plan. Our fitness plan will be tailored to suit your goals and preferred training styles. If you are looking for a gym in the Bromsgrove area please don’t hesitate to give us a call and we can arrange to show you around our facilities including our popular ladies only gym.

For more information on personal trainers in Bromsgrove, head to our website today. Or, call 01527 874395 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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What are the best tips for running?

Running is one of the best ways to keep fit, and here at Altered Images Gym in Bromsgrove, we love to support our gym-goers and runners in reaching new goals and achievements. As a leading gym in Bromsgrove, we’re proud to have a wide range of classes and programmes that can be enjoyed by everyone – and we welcome people of all ages, abilities, and experiences.

10 top tips for running

It’s important to remember that almost anyone and everyone can start running. However, by getting advice and support from our fitness trainers in Bromsgrove, you can ensure running becomes a healthy and consistent part of your lifestyle.

1. Selecting the right trainers doesn’t need to cost a fortune but it is a good idea to go and have your gait read. This will determine what running style you have and therefore which trainers are best to avoid injury.

2. If you’re a beginner, the best way to start is to walk first before gradually building up to a run.

3. In order to see an improvement in fitness, you should try to commit to a run three times a week.

4. Always aim for endurance over speed – faster running puts a greater demand on the body.

5. Run with someone else or in a group; you’ll make friends and the time flies by when you run with others – you’re also more likely to stick at it! Joining a gym and running with fellow gym-goers is a great way to stay motivated and committed to reaching new goals and fitness levels.

6. Vary your distances and inclines to keep it interesting.

7. Music is a great motivator – so an iPod and earphones are definitely worth having.

8. Reward yourself when you reach certain targets as an incentive.

9. Have a focus or motivation, such as entering a race whether it’s 5k or a marathon. You’d be surprised at what you can achieve when you put your mind to it – not to mention a great collection of medals!

10. Be sure to warm up properly and stretch out at the end.

Fitness trainers in Bromsgrove

If you are looking to make running a serious part of your lifestyle, why not take advantage of our highly experienced Bromsgrove fitness trainers? Our personal trainers will conduct a full assessment in order to determine the best ways to increase your fitness levels and improve your running. You’ll undergo some simple health checks before we take note of your goals and challenges. Once we’ve got a good idea of what you are looking to achieve, we’ll design a bespoke fitness programme just for you. Our 5 Steps to Fitness Programme is perfect for those who are either re-joining or just starting the gym and would like professional support to guide them through their fitness journey.

Contact us today

If you would like to find out more about our fitness trainers in Bromsgrove, head to our website today. Alternatively, call 01527 874395 to speak to a member of our team.

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