How to Optimise Your Time at the Gym

Feb 05, 2024 | Blog
The gym is a fantastic place to improve your physical health, boost your energy levels, and maintain overall wellbeing.
However, to truly maximise your gym experience, we have compiled eight valuable tips on how to make the most out of your visits to our gym, helping you achieve your fitness goals.

1. Embrace your ‘happy hour’

Treat your gym visits as your ‘happy hour. Whether it is releasing stress, experiencing a sense of accomplishment, getting out the house or just the feel-good feeling we get from exercise, taking time out to visit the gym is an excellent way to prioritise your wellbeing.

Embrace your ‘happy hour’ as a time to unwind and have some well-earned time to yourself.

2. Plan your workouts and set goals

Setting a workout plan tailored to your goals will ensure that you stay on track during your gym sessions. By mapping out which exercises to do and what equipment you are going to use, how many sets and reps to complete, and giving each muscle group its designated day, you can really make the most of your workout time and target specific areas of improvement.

It’s also important to establish clear and realistic goals for yourself. Whether your aim is to lose weight, gain muscle, or increase stamina, defining your objectives will give your workouts a purpose and motivate you to stick to your workout routine.

3. Take part in our 12-week Fitter Faster Programme

If you have hit a bit of a roadblock with your fitness routine, then don't miss out on our 12-week Fitter Faster Programme, which is free to all members.

With the support of our dedicated Health & Fitness Coaches, the Fitter Faster Programmes are set across three fitness levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. We offer five different programmes for you to follow throughout your fitness journey - Strong, Lean, Core, Perform and Active.

Each plan comes with tailored workouts to suit your needs and is guaranteed to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Find out more

4. Mix cardio and strength training

To achieve well-rounded fitness, it's essential to strike a balance between cardiovascular exercises and strength training. Alternating between these types of workouts will not only improve your overall stamina but also help with muscle development and weight management.

5. Workout with a friend

Working out with a friend can be a great source of motivation. Not only can it help you stay committed to your fitness goals and more likely to stick to your schedule, but exercising can also be more enjoyable when you have a friend by your side. It becomes an opportunity to socialise and catch up with a friend while getting fit!

What’s more, if you are a member, you can refer a friend and save money on your membership! 

6. Incorporate workout classes

Repeating the same workout routine week after week can lead to plateaus and boredom. To continuously challenge your body and make things more interesting, why not mix up one of your gym visits with a workout class? This variety will keep your workouts fresh and provides the opportunity to socialise with people who share similar interests.

Workouts classes are fantastic way of releasing stress and improving mood, thanks to the release of endorphins during physical activity and the supportive environment of the class setting. Visit our Timetables page to find a classes that suits you!

7. Take advantage of our My MORE App

All members and MORE members get free access to our exclusive My MORE App that is a fantastic tool to help you on your fitness journey. With our App you can earn rewards, take on monthly challenges, track your workouts and more.

8. Achieve your goals even faster with a Personal Trainer

One-to-one sessions with our dedicated trainers can make a real difference to your health and wellbeing as well as your results. A personal trainer takes into consideration your whole lifestyle, including nutrition, sleep, and stress to create a very personalised approach to achieving your goals.

You can decide the level of support required from a Personal Trainer, depending on your time and budget, with sessions starting as little as 30 minutes. 

Find out more

Remember, staying motivated, enjoying the process, and listening to your body are equally important. So go ahead, apply these tips, and unleash your full potential in the gym.