Sandy Bliven - RE/MAX South County



Posted by Sandy Bliven on 10/3/2019

Everyone needs to exercise for health, but when you move to a new city, many things get in the way of regular workouts. After all, you have a new commute to learn and a new job with new responsibilities. Calculating the timing of getting the kids to school and still getting yourself to work on time takes extra trial-and-error effort. At home, you are busy unpacking boxes and figuring out where things go and how to organize your new home. Now that you have the family organized, you can spend a little time thinking about yourself. Do you join a gym, or figure out how to work out at home?

Why a gym membership makes sense

At least at first, getting a membership in a local gym might be the best gift you can give yourself. Not because you do not have the willpower to work out on your own (although that could be a factor) but because of the intangible benefits of joining something in your new home city.

When you join a gym, you automatically meet new people. Of course, you are meeting new people all the time: at work, at your childís school, and your new neighbors. However, when you meet people at the gym where everyone is in workout clothes rather than their workplace attire, and where you are on your own, not with your child, you connect differently. People that you might otherwise pass by, or never even meet, have the same or a similar goal to you for their fitness, and you connect over the shared struggles to get there and wins when you (or they) do.

When you take a class at the gym or health club with a group at your same level, you cheer each other on, watch each other improve, and form a different sort of bond than you do with coworkers. If you take the time to learn more about each other between machines or reps, and before or after a class, you can enrich your experience in your new home city. Making new friends with shared physical goals opens a different world where you can learn about those little hole-in-the-wall restaurants, hidden jazz clubs, secret running trails, and other locals-only information by merely mixing up whom you spend time with.

Should you join a gym? Probably. If not for the workouts themselves then for the variety of people you will meet and how much they can enhance your life in a new city. If you need recommendations for local gyms or health clubs, talk to your real estate professional. They know the area and can help you locate just the right place for you.




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Posted by Sandy Bliven on 2/21/2019

Do you need a body workout and the gym is far away, or you can't afford to pay for a gym? Why not try using your local park. You don't need to register for or pay out anything or follow anyone's routine. You need to get a pair of sneakers, a bottle of water and your headset. Then you are ready to work out at the perfect time that will be comfortable for you. You can make your local park the perfect workout venue. 

Warm in the park by jumping rope, jogging, and running. The park benches, swings, and monkey bars are everything you need to have a successful body workout.

  1. Park bench: There are numerous workouts you can do using the park benches: Toe-Tap. Alternating Step downs. Push Ups. Mountain Climbers. Step Ups and Tap Ups. Triceps Dip. Bench Jump. Elevated Back Lunge
  2. Swings: A swing supports different workouts such as: Split Squat. Knee Tucks. Swing row. Criss-Cross

Benefits

Strengthening your core at the local park has fantastic health benefits. Your core muscles are the flexible connectors of your upper and lower body. Properly built up core muscles increase your bodyís strength. A stable core also improves stability and balance, helping to prevent falls or injuries during sports and athletic activities. Having a robust and flexible core improves almost everything you do:

  1. It helps protect the central nervous system and internal organs in the body.
  2. It helps prevent future injuries by strengthening your muscles and making you less prone to injuries.
  3. It reduces back and body pains.
  4. It improves your posture.
  5. It helps you look good and feel great.
  6. It makes the muscles work perfectly together.
  7. It enhances the respiratory system.
  8. It helps in reduction of body fats and weight loss.
  9. It increases inner energy.
  10. It makes you physically, mentally, and emotionally stable. 
  11. It saves money and the stress of finding a good fitness club or gym to join.
  12. It aids in burning the calories in your body.
  13. It helps you socialize with the people living in your community.
  14. It helps in reducing depression, anger, and stress.
  15. It helps in reducing belly fat thereby flattening it.

These benefits should be a driving force enough to motivate anybody to go directly to a local park to strengthen their core. Besides, working out at the local park is a great way to meet neighbors with similar interests and goals in your new community. 

Your real estate professional may know of groups that workout in your park or near to your new home, so donít forget to use them as a resource to learn about your new city.




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