Should I Go to the Gym Every Day?
This question is asked by both beginners and professionals alike because the desire to look good and get fit is important to any gym-goer. The short answer to this question is no. You do not have to go to the gym every day to reach your goals and here are a few reasons why.
A common misconception about the gym is that if one day is missed then your fitness journey is not going to be a success. Training and working through intensive workouts every day can be counterproductive to your end goals because your body needs to rest. Rest days are some of the most important factors to include in your fitness journey. They serve as the time where your body can process all the hard work you’ve been putting in and prepares you for more work in future, so you are building up your fitness and strength while you relax.
Working out at the gym every day is also not the most realistic idea. We all have our own lives and duties to fulfil and so gyming every day is not only unrealistic but also not really that plausible for many people - and that’s ok.
Some people may feel that they need be at the gym every day to stay motivated or else they may not return. We believe that our gym is so much more than a membership because our facility has been specifically designed to provide for not only physical exercise needs, but physical and mental relaxation as well. A great example of this is Kilojoule Café where you can enjoy nutritious and delicious food while relaxing in the lounge areas. For the people who may need more of a spa day, there may be no better place to rest than in our steam room, sauna room and sensation showers.
For people who want to go to the gym every day, we say no problem! But it is important to make sure that you are not overtraining yourself, so working through lighter workouts and less intensive classes is the way to go. This way you can still feel like you are making progress by always being at the gym, but you are also looking after yourself by not overexerting your body. Overtraining is something to avoid in any situation because it can reduce your rest time, recovery rate and overall fitness as you may reach a “workout plateau” and feel demotivated to continue working out.
We would love to see you in the gym every day but we value your fitness above all else and so we encourage rest days so that you can be fitter and healthier every time you come back!