Keeping fit and healthy has been a struggle for many of us, during the Covid 19 pandemic.
We’ve been stuck at home, and a lack of facilities and opportunities has led many of us to put our health and wellbeing on the back burner for a while. Frankly, fitness has been the least of our concerns as we attempt to navigate the complexities of work, family and school during a very difficult time.
Even those of us that work at St. George’s Hill have found it hard to maintain our fitness and live a healthy lifestyle!
Now that things are getting back to normal and we are back at work, school and our busy lives it seems like a good time to prioritise our health and wellbeing once more.
But it can be hard to get back into a routine after such a long break. You may be worried about visiting the gym again or be embarrassed about weight gain and loss of fitness.
You are not alone. A survey of 2,253 people by King’s College London and Ipsos MORI found that 48 per cent of respondents had put on weight during the lockdown. They also reported that people are feeling more anxious and depressed than usual.
Another survey by Public Health England found 40% of us had gained weight during the lockdowns, with an average gain of 3kg, which is nearly half a stone. At the same time food delivery outlets have reported a huge increase in demand for takeaway-style foods delivered to our doors. Many people are reporting an increase in comfort eating, snacking on high calorie fast foods.
Here at St George’s Hill, our members’ health, fitness and wellbeing are our top priority. Each person’s experience of lockdown has been unique so we will each need to take a different approach to returning to health and fitness. Living through a global pandemic has been tough, and we need to be kind to ourselves. But we also need to prioritise our health and wellbeing once more.
It’s not just about getting back in physical shape either, exercise has been proven to reduce stress and relieve anxiety and depression, so there are many good reasons to get back to the gym.
At St. George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club, we recognise that getting back to the gym may be tough for many. We are all out of shape, out of routine and may be battling stress and low self-esteem. So, here’s how St. George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club is helping members achieve post- pandemic health and fitness.
Getting back in shape
If you have struggled to maintain your fitness levels during the pandemic we can help.
Our state-of-the-art gym is one of the best in Weybridge if not all of Surrey. It offers all the facilities you need to get back in shape including functional training area, treadmills, cross trainers and steppers.
For many, getting fit feels more achievable and more fun if done in a group. Our fitness classes offer the social element plus the excitement of seeing fitness improvements in yourself and your friends. We have high tempo workouts including Zumba and Box Fit and HIIT. Now is a great time to try an exercise you’ve never considered before.
If you fancy a gentler approach, have you considered taking up Pilates? Pilates is great for strengthening the core, improving balance, and improving resilience to injury. It’s also great for de-stressing – everything we need now that our lives have changed once again.
As well as group exercise, our members love the one-to-one approach that our personal trainers can give. Our experience and qualified PTs can help you develop a new strategy to get you back on track.
At St George’s Hill we know that enjoying exercise can help you build a routine as well as relieving stress and giving your mood a boost. So, whether you enjoy playing tennis, swimming or exercising outside in nature we can help.
Our world-class tennis courts features a range of surfaces and experienced coaches can help you get back on top of your game.
Our pool offers the perfect place to boost your fitness as well as to relax and unwind with the adjacent sauna and steam room.
Fitness in the great outdoors
And, if you have found a love for the great outdoors during the lockdown, you can continue to enjoy exercising in nature with our new outdoor gym facilities.
We also offer bespoke outdoor fitness classes and personal fitness training where you can benefit from fresh air and sunlight to boost your wellbeing and mood.
Health and nutrition
Who hasn’t been guilty of eating a few extra treats during the long, dark nights of lockdown?
If you need help getting back to healthier habits, we can offer top advice and treatments to keep you healthy.
In addition, our restaurants offer a range of healthy but delicious options to make eating out a pleasure you can enjoy without piling on any more pounds.
Relax and destress
Getting back to our busy lives brings its own stresses. That’s why we offer a full range of wellness and beauty therapies to help you look and feel your best. Whether you need a massage to destress, a face treatment to boost your confidence or physio for an injury our professional masseurs, physiotherapists and beauty therapists are on hand.
Wherever you are in your health and wellbeing journey, at St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club we are ready to welcome you and support you to achieve your wellbeing goals. If you’re interested in joining, contact us here for a chat and to arrange a visit to the club.