All new members must have an induction to the club before they use the gym. We also recommended regular two-monthly programme updates. Inductions and programmes are free to members and can be booked in the Club office.
The current recommendations from the ACSM for healthy adults is to complete moderately intense cardiovascular exercise 30 minutes a day, five days a week or to do vigorously intense cardiovascular exercise 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week. Moderate-intensity physical activity means working hard enough to raise your heart rate and break a sweat, yet still being able to carry on a conversation. The 30-minute recommendation is for the average healthy adult to maintain health and reduce the risk for chronic disease.
The inclusion of resistance training in adult fitness programs should be effective in the development and maintenance of muscular strength and endurance. The foremost principles of resistance training programmes are:
Flexibility exercises should be incorporated into the overall fitness programme sufficient to develop and maintain range of motion. Stretching should include appropriate static and/or dynamic techniques (ACSM, 1998).
If you would like more information about your gym induction or programme please contact Julian Dale, Head of Fitness, firstname.lastname@example.org