After an intense workout, it’s important to give your body a chance to rest and recuperate, after all, it’s impossible to workout indefinitely because your body is only capable of so much and continuing will only heighten your chance of injury. So, after some time in the gym, rest and relaxation is a must.
The benefits of rest and relaxation
Rest and relaxation is an important part of your workout programme as it gives your body time to recover. During a workout, your body will create tiny tears to your muscles and it’s only during a period of relaxation that your body gets a chance to repair itself. If you don’t relax, your body won’t repair itself and the chance of injury is increased.
It is also good to give your mind and mental health a chance to relax as well. While there are wonderful benefits to keeping up with exercise for mental health reasons, you also can’t exercise 24 hours a day, so when you’re not pumping iron at the gym or pounding the treadmill, make sure you take advantage of the leisure facilities to rest, relax and rejuvenate both your body and your mind.
One great way to relax at the gym immediately after working out is by using a spa. But why?
Why Spas Are Great
You’ll find spas at many Gym Plus locations and they’re perfect after an intense workout. For starters, they’re great to help you de-stress, whether it’s to relax after sweating in the gym or even just escaping the intricacies of everyday life, a spa allows you to have some time to wind down and clear your mind, whilst also enjoying a moment to yourself.
It can also help to relieve aches, pains and niggles – which, after exercise, are common. A spa can also aid with weight loss as it opens up the pores of the skin, helping the body to not just remove toxins but also calories as well. While it won’t help you to lose hundreds of pounds, it will help you in your journey to a better you.
At Gym Plus, you’ll also find a range of other treatments to help you relax throughout the day whether it’s after a session or to just get away from it all for a few minutes. In addition to spas, Gym Plus also offers saunas, jacuzzis, steam rooms and even in-house beauty therapists and reflexology treatment at select locations.
All of these facilities can help you to relax and unwind, giving your body the time to repair your muscles after a workout and your mind the opportunity to relax and appreciate a quiet moment. The world is a busy, convoluted and stressful place at times, don’t forget to try and get away from it all and look after your well being from time to time.
Relax at Gym Plus With Our Spas and Relaxing Facilities
You’ll find a range of spas at our Gym Plus locations across the country and all of them have reopened recently. So why not take some time to visit and relax after a fulfilling workout, enjoy the peace and relaxation that a spa offers and take your mind off the stresses of everyday life.
For more information and to join see www.gymplus.ie.
Written by Craig Shields