Every year people make the same resolutions, to do more exercise and get fit, give up smoking or learn something new, but rarely do these last beyond January. Perhaps it’s time to start 2014 with a different approach? Although we can’t help quit smoking or learn something new, we can help you get fitter.
Figures show the average gym membership now costs around £500 per year and 40% of people cancel their membership after just three months of joining. So is there really any point in joining a gym and paying expensive joining fees?
Ever thought about creating your own gym at home? Transform the spare room into a mini gym or use one of our self storage units to keep all of your gym equipment in.
This is how we can help, there are plenty of ways to stay fit and exercise at home. However, before you purchase any expensive gym equipment it’s important to take a look around your home for possible areas where equipment can be stored and places you can work out.
This may require a post-Christmas clutter clear out, it’s the beginning of the year so it’s a great time to be ruthless. Think about the last time you wore/used the item and the likelihood of you using it again. Anything that has not been touched for 6 months doesn’t need to be taking wardrobe or floor space.
Clearing clutter into a self storage unit will allow you to create the perfect storage for all your new fancy gym equipment. Under the bed is a great place to store dumbbells and yoga mats, whilst a fold away running machine can easily fit in the spare room. This way you can still maintain your resolution to exercise more whilst not completely turning your home into a gym.
There are plenty of other ways to keep fit around the home (once you have a good de-clutter and pass rarely used items on to us), running up and down the stairs is a great aerobic workout once you remove any hazardous items, exercise balls are great for ‘ab’ toning and can easily fit under the stairs or how about making some space in the spare bedroom and have a go at skipping? It’s another cost effective workout that can fit into any busy schedule and not take up too much space in your home.
Whichever way you decide to keep fit, ABC is more than happy to look after the summer clothes from under the bed, the children’s old toys that have been sat in the spare bedroom for years or provide you the perfect setting for your very own gym. ABC has affordable, secure self storage units across London that can look after all of your possessions and in turn help you maintain your resolution and get fit during 2014.