The road to fitness

A brand new fitness study and gym has opened its doors for the first time and is now busy welcoming new clients who are looking to get fit again after more than a year in lockdown.

On1Fitness in Morden was due to open in back in December but remained closed until April.  Manager Kevin Burrows tells us how good it is to be up and running at last.

“The pandemic has changed the way we engage with activity and this will continue as we begin the gradual journey towards a new normal.  It is going to take time for people to set a new routine, and others are still wary about returning to a gym environment but we know that they are keen to get back.

“Walking and cycling proved to be the most popular forms of outdoor activity during the initial lockdown phase. People have been keeping active at home, whether that be with online exercise classes or just dancing around the living room. And although new habits have formed, getting back into a gym was the activity many people have said they would do when restrictions lift.

“Since the 12th April, we have had a huge surge of members looking to get back to activity. We offer fitness classes, personal training, cardio suite, strength equipment, free weights and HIIT.

“Physical fitness is extremely beneficial and important for mental health and has a huge potential to enhance your mental health and well-being.  Anyone who completed regular activity before lockdown mentioned significant increase in stress and anxiety levels.  Regular exercise can have such a positive impact –  it relieves stress, anxiety, improves memory, helps you sleep better, and boosts your overall mood.

“From May 17th we can spend time coaching and mentoring members to achieve positive changes to enhance their quality of life.

“On1Fitness is one of only a handful of independent gyms remaining, we have a more personal feel and service – offering all members personal mentoring and guidance.”

For more information contact Kevin Burrows on  0208 255 4888

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