Voted National Gym Team of the Year, we asked the trainers at Icon Health Club, Camden Street, to put together their top-five things (below) to focus on when finding the motivation to commit to get fit.

Dominika Wolek said: “As personal trainers, our goal is to encourage people to get active. Many of our clients are new to exercise and know that they should be doing it to lose weight or get fit.

“We tell all our clients to focus on doing it for themselves. In our experience, it is the additional benefits along the way that our members don’t expect that keep them coming back.”

Getting fit, in fact, can be a key catalyst in almost every area of self-improvement.
It’s not all about sweat and weight loss – it goes far beyond that.

It can help with everything from eradicating anxiety and low self-esteem to combatting sleepless nights and even ageing.

Whatever your reason for joining a gym, there are no negatives but only countless benefits.

The following top-five reasons are why you should consider joining a gym, today:

1. Your health is your wealth.

If ever there was an incentive to stay fit, this is it. Getting active just two to three times a week will help to keep your body fit and strong.

Our members start to feel the difference very quickly, reporting increased energy levels and feeling more positive in their day-to-day activities.

2. Boost your confidence.

We all need a little bit more confidence in life, and exercise is one of the best ways to boost your mood and your confidence.

Not only will you feel like you are in control of your health and fitness, you will start to radiate confidence as you begin to feel fitter and stronger.

Seeing the difference in my client’s confidence as they achieve results is one of the best parts about my job.

3. Boost your energy levels.

If you need more energy or focus for a work or home project, then fit a workout in and experience the difference.

Exercise is proven to make you feel more energetic and enhances our cognitive skills and make us more productive.

Our corporate members often say that their creativity increases after being in the gym and they are better able to manage the stress in work.

4. Sleep like a baby.

You’ll sleep better – exercise supports you in both falling asleep and spending more time in a deep sleep.

This means you’ll feel more rejuvenated in the morning and your immune system will get stronger.

I meet many clients who report poor sleep patterns but start to see a big difference once they have incorporated training into their schedule.

5. You’ll age better.

Many of my clients say that they notice a huge difference in their hair, skin and nails after a few weeks training.

Even their friends and family members have commented on the ‘glowing’ difference.