If you love the outdoors and especially if you’re into what some call “extreme sports” like rock climbing, your fitness and overall health are extremely important! This is something which should be obvious, but it sure won’t hurt just to mention it once again.
One problem here is that not all outdoor enthusiasts are aware of the extreme importance of fitness, the other is that some folks don’t necessarily always have access to equipment all the time.
As an extreme sports enthusiast, just visiting a gym for an hour each week sure won’t be cutting it! You need to constantly be training, actually every day if you want to take this on seriously.
Not every gym in the UK suitable if you want to train for activities such as free claim being. Climbing walls are still rare in most gyms and will need to look around a bit to find a studio that has one.
To make things worse, just recently a lot of really cheap gyms popped up in the UK, trying to compete with the more established fitness chains with dumping prices for their memberships.
Here I always say that you should take a very close look at every gym that you might be signing up to. Don’t just look at the price but definitely check out their website and call them up if you want to know what they can offer you.
For some sports, a personal trainer can be the best option. To be honest, I consider three hours per week with a competent personal trainer a lot better than visiting a gym everyday without advice on your routines. So this is something you should look into as well.
Another good thing to look at when you choose a gym would be whether they offer specialised training classes. Not all gyms do that. Ultimately, it can be that even if a gym might cost you a few bucks more per month, the more expensive one would be much better deal as compared to one of those cheap gyms where you don’t get anything in return for your money.
Meet me at London Fields Fitness, in my opinion the best gym in Hackney. I can give you more tips and advice if you are still looking for a good gym.