Football. You can’t escape it, with the start of the new Premier League Season. The England women’s team doing exceptionally well and of course the transfer sagas that dominate the headlines every summer.
So why would a popular community gym sponsor a League at Rotherham Football Centre? Simple, Football is good for you! When you play football it demands you stretch, twist, and sprint. It is therefore a different type of workout to a gym session and compliments a regular gym visit well.
A recent study by 50 researchers in seven countries showed that the intermittent nature of football means it is an excellent cardio-vascular workout that can benefit Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Weight Loss and Cholesterol Levels. Whilst other studies have found that football can increase bone density twice as much as running.
Balance and co-ordination are improved massively by up taking Football. The twists and turns involved in the game mean that our bodies are naturally adapting a sense of balance. Couple that with the gentle nature of contact involved in the sport and you realise that it can actually provide a good core workout too.
Football is obviously a team game and therefore is excellent for mental stimulation. By playing football we are able to heighten are sense of direction, peripheral skills and communication work. Better than all this though is the fact that it is an excellent way to meet new people.
Studies have shown that football is a great stress reliever. By running around we are raising our body temperature and therefore relaxing our muscles and reducing stress levels. When that blood starts pumping our bodies release antidepressants and endorphins which stimulate us and make us feel in a good mood.
Of course Football isn’t for everyone, people who have had injuries in the past may avoid the contact element of the game whilst some people just prefer other sports. What is important is to have a varied approach to fitness. That’s why we offer over 90 classes a week and 24 hour access to the gym. A good gym routine is the core of a good fitness program.
If you are interested in joining a fitness community that will help you realise your goals then why not give i-motion gym a try? We have membership that starts from just £9.99 a month, over 90 classes a week, 24 hour access and state of the art equipment. No excuses, just results… www.i-motiongym.com/joinBack to Blog