You’re probably like me and think that most people get a fitness membership because it’s a cheaper way to work out then to pay as you go. But a recent survey of North Vancouver Recreation & Culture fitness members revealed that they are experiencing valuable health and wellness benefits by using their fitness membership.
Here’s what we found out from the over 1,300 fitness members that completed the survey:
- 92% feel better physically
- 86% feel better mentally
- 82% have improved motion/flexibility
- 79% feel more relaxed/less stressed
- 74% experience increased energy
- 55% sleep better
- 52% made new friends
- 51% learned new tips for keeping active
- 45% lost weight
One survey respondent wrote about another great reason to exercise regularly with a fitness membership (reason #10), ”I reconnected with a friend I hadn’t seen for 20 years. We started swimming together 2-3 times a week. I’m now looking for other ways to be active. Most importantly, after being laid off from my job, swimming/exercising regularly has really helped me manage my stress and anxiety levels”.
Imagine if your Doctor told you about a medication that provided these benefits. Would you ask for a prescription? Sure you would. So would I. But I don’t need to, neither do you. We just need to get a fitness membership (and use it). A little swimming, a little time in the weight room, and soon we’ll have new habits and routines that will provide some real benefits. How good is that?