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If climbing into a cradle for anti-gravity yoga, saddling up for hydro-spinning or channelling your inner Miley Cyrus for a ‘Twerkout’ sounds a step too far when it comes to working out, then the results of a new survey from The Gym could help you get fit without the fuss and achieve the body you want without jumping on the latest fitness craze.
Over 1,000 members of The Gym, which has 40 sites across the UK, revealed their best and most effective workouts that got them the results they wanted. Gizmos and gimmicks got the push in favour of tried and tested exercises to tone and sculpt the abs, glutes and biceps.
For washboard abs, 30 per cent of members said Crunchies were the best way of banishing a belly and this was closely followed by 23 per cent saying Sit Ups and 22 per cent preferring The Plank.
Just under two thirds of The Gym members said that Squats were the most effective way to strengthen and tone the glutes for a firm and shapely bottom. When it came to beautiful biceps, 60 per cent of members believed the Dumbbell Bicep Curl got them the results they wanted. For members who’d worked hard to perfect toned shoulders and a strong core, the Shoulder Press was voted the best exercise by two thirds.
For the quickest and most effective way of burning calories and shedding the pounds, the Treadmill topped the list of delivering the best cardio workout for 41 per cent of members. This was followed by Cross Trainer and Rowing Machine which tied in second place with 19 per cent.
John Treharne, CEO, says: “As people embark on their New Year fitness regimes, it’s very easy to get carried away by the latest fads that may or may not deliver the results they want. Our members’ survey has shown that some of the most effective ways to get fit and stay in shape can be those tried and test exercises we all know and love.”
“At The Gym members have access to high quality equipment to help them reach their fitness goals. They also have the flexibility to work out 24/7 to fit in with a busy lifestyle and with no annual membership or fixed-term contract, it’s a great way to put our members’ top workouts to the test.”
The Gym Group offers membership from just £10.99 per month with no fixed-term contract required. Visit http://www.thegymgroup.com/ for more information.
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THE GYM GROUP
Founded in 2007 and operating 38 sites, The Gym is the longest established national operator of budget gyms offering affordable, flexible 24 hour gym membership.
Memberships start from just £10.99 a month, with access to the most up-to-date resistance and cardiovascular gym equipment, no contracts, 24 hour access, along with highly trained and fully qualified and friendly staff to help members achieve the most from each and every visit.
The Gym won Budget Gym of the Year at the National Fitness Awards 2011, and is also the only group operator in the fitness sector to be accredited by Investors in People. The company was ranked number 13 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 published in December 2012 and, in March 2013, achieved 15th place in the prestigious The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For list, the UK’s most extensive research into employee engagement and which honours the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For. Most notably, The Gym achieved the top Three Star Accreditation standard, declaring the company an ‘extraordinary’ employer. In May 2013, John Treharne was named CEO of the Year in the South East by the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA).
In June 2013, Phoenix Equity partners committed £50m of equity funding alongside existing investors Bridges Ventures and the management team led by John Treharne.