If you’re anything like me, finding to time to exercise at home would be comparable to a persistent suitor you know you have to entertain but are too scared (or lazy) to do so. I either need to be with friends, or enroll myself in a class because my bed and my lack of self-motivational skills just wouldn’t allow me to do it. I swear, I’ve been trying to make time by waking up an hour earlier than the usual but I just end up shutting my eyes right after I press the snooze button on my alarm. Sounds familiar? Then you might want to read on as I introduce you to the Fitness First Flagship Club through the five things I loved about it.
1. The Size
Occupying the 5th and 6th floors of SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City, the two-level facility can accommodate more people and consequently more equipment. It’s spacious enough to extinguish the cramped feeling, plus you won’t feel self-conscious because the next person working out is a few meters away. A unique area that I particularly liked was the pretty awesome Urban Zone. As seen in the photo above, it’s an open air area that will allow you to work out under the sun or under the stars while taking in the view of the city skyline.
2. The Equipment
A 30-minute workout using their star equipment, the Power Plate machine, can produce the same results as a typical 2-hour workout session. Enough said.
3. The Locker Rooms
A major pet peeve of mine are stuffy locker rooms. I appreciate the fact that they allotted space to house more lockers, more shower rooms, more mirrors, and more changing areas. They even have a sufficient amount of hair dryers so that girls don’t have to fight over one when they’re in a hurry.
4. The Coaches and Trainers
They know what they’re doing and they’re good at it, too. You ladies must know that there is a science behind working out. If you are a gym-newbie, this is the best place to seek help from a professional. No need to be scared because they’re super nice and accommodating, not intimidating at all, trust us.
5. Everyone is welcome
The club is a haven for beginners and athletes alike. Its solid commitment to fitness has paved way into making a multi-sports zone, a first of its kind in the country which allows even triathletes to train there. The a particular area includes a 3-lane pool, a transition area to running, and of course, cycling. Who knows, it might even inspire you to try out this growing sport.
P.S. Being a member entitles you to use your privileges in other countries as well! Quite cool, huh?
If we put in as much effort in keeping ourselves fit the entire year as much as we do getting our bodies ready for summer, then I wouldn’t be writing this, and you wouldn’t be reading it. Sigh, if only it were that easy, right? Well, with this club, it is. Take it from a girl who has been wanting-but-struggling to keep fit since graduating from college. I promise, just make the move you've been semi-dreading and tell yourself that there’s no turning back. Cheers to a healthy and epic #twentyfourTHIN ladies!