THE FUTURE OF FIT­NESS

Health & Fitness - - Fitness Notebook -

To­day, a whop­ping nine mil­lion of us are mem­bers of a gym or fit­ness stu­dio. We spend a lot of money on our well­be­ing, with Lon­don­ers fork­ing out an im­pres­sive £601 a year on gym mem­ber­ships and those in Leeds in­vest­ing £1,307 on their health*. But with nu­mer­ous leisure cen­tres com­ing with con­trac­tual obli­ga­tions and a se­lect va­ri­ety of classes, there’s been a shift to­wards a more flex­i­ble gym mem­ber­ship in the form of sub­scrip­tion ser­vices that pro­vide ac­cess to a range of ac­tiv­i­ties, from yoga to swim­ming to HIIT work­outs. Take Move GB (movegb.com), a fit­ness mem­ber­ship that pro­vides full ad­mis­sion to a third of UK gyms. For £16.95 per week, for ex­am­ple, mem­bers in Lon­don have un­lim­ited ac­cess to a huge range of sweat ses­sions at 550 venues. With more of us seek­ing va­ri­ety in the way we work out, this could be where fit­ness is heading.

It’s now eas­ier and cheaper to go to classes in sev­eral dif­fer­ent gyms.

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