Shropshire fitness club urges people to make fitness part of their routine

There will be many Shropshire residents who want to get fit this year but are not confident enough to go to a gym, a fitness expert has warned.

As children go back to school and people begin to get back to their normal routines bosses at Purity Health and Fitness in Wellington said some people will feel trapped in their ways.

Gareth Connell runs the centre with his business partner Maz Benson on Holyhead Road and said many people do not feel confident to walk into a busy gym.

Gareth said: “It is the normal thing to want to make changes in your life when January comes.

“So many people feel like it is a fresh start and fitness and losing weight is usually at or near the top of the list for resolutions.

“But it is totally different when it comes to putting on gym clothes and walking into a gym.

“Many people who are unfit and overweight lack the self confidence to walk into a gym.  They feel they are being judged.”

Research shows that 12 per cent of all gym members sign up in January, but after 24 weeks most have quit or stopped attending.

And Gareth said it is because they are not going about it the right way, change needs to be more than a New Years resolution.

He said: “If people feel nervous going into a gym and that is going to put you off, you need to remember there are other ways.
“Exercise needs to become part of a weekly routine so it becomes part of your lifestyle.”
Maz added: “That’s where we can help.

“At Purity Health and Fitness we offer one-to-one sessions in a studio environment which is nothing like a gym.  No crowds guaranteed.

“You can make a weekly appointment at a time to suit you because we know people find it easier to exercise on a regular basis when they have a set time knowing their trainer will be there for them.

“No two training sessions will ever be the same and each session will be tailored around you and your needs.

“Unlike a gym we can also be in touch between sessions via text, Facebook or Twitter to give advice or for a few words of encouragement and motivation.”

Purity Health and Fitness private exercise studio, set up in 2009, is based at Wrekin Professional Health Centre.

Holistic and sports massages are available as well as private and personal training.

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