Gym and Fitness

Gym and Fitness

Going to a gym fitness center are growing more and more popular.  In most of the gyms you will find highly trained staff to guide you through all the different exercise machines and set up a personal program to get you in shape. If you have not done much exercise before it is highly advisable to make good use of the trainers.

Most gyms nowadays have scheduled common workout lessons like spinning, aerobic and other high fat burning activities. Some even have large swimming pools with possibilities for water exercise as well. A sauna and in many cases a steam room will also be available. Most of the gyms and fitness centers are private businesses but in some of the towns there are sports centers run by the town hall and the cost are lower.

In the early days of the fitness centers they normally consisted of weightlifting machines and with mainly male customers with large muscles.  Today the story is completely different.  People attending gyms today are more health oriented and tend to do more than on type of exercise.

Some of the gyms have been around for years and have had to adapt to the changes.  In the last few years fitness center chains have started to grow up making it possible for their clients to work out when they are away from home as well using their membership visiting branch gyms throughout the country.

Sport and fitness clubs on the Costa Blanca will most probably have English-speaking staff but classes will be held in Spanish.  Most of the movements are self-explaining so this should not cause any problems.  If there is something you do not understand practice your Spanish. Staff are most certain to go out of their way to help you. More and more gyms are now open on Sundays as well.

If you are new to the area you are living in or just visiting going to the gym is a good way to get to know people.

Prices range form 19 euros to 60-70 euros a month depending on the facility and the time of membership you choose. In most cases the common training lessons will be included in the membership price but the use of a personal trainer will be at an extra charge.

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