Outdoor Studio at New Energy Fitness

 

New Energy Fitness Outdoor Studio

NEW!   An extension to our gym and a unique facility in the centre of Winchester offering a range of classes in the great outdoors.   What’s it all about?

WHY OUTDOOR EXERCISE? (Our bit!)

Break the routine 

Perform your indoor workout outdoors and include movements such as bodyweight exercises, which are easy to do outside – or mix and match with your indoor routine.  Our new outdoor classes and workouts are specifically designed to get the very most out of you.

The chance to try something new 

Take your workout to a new level, try something new! It’s easy for gym routines to be become stale and this is the chance to take advantage of our new training opportunities to add content to your standard workout, or create a whole new weekly routine.

Weather is no barrier to an outdoor workout

Runners and cyclists already know the buzz that you get from exercising in the great outdoors whether it be running in the rain or powering up a hill into wind on a bike.   Just wear the right gear and remember you’ve always got the bonus of an indoor gym within reaching distance!

OUR CLASSES

We’re offering a range of sessions in our well equipped and purpose built outdoor space:

BOXING CLUB

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What is it?

A club focused on developing boxing skills and techniques using gloves, pads and punchbags. NOTE: You will need to purchase hand protector inner gloves from reception at £10 or bring your own gloves for the session.

What can I expect?

Our experienced boxing coach runs the club in our outdoor studio where you will develop your jabs, uppercuts and hooks long with agility drills and speed training to keep you light and fast on your feet.

What are the benefits of this class?

You will improve your balance, coordination & cardiovascular fitness through a dynamic whole body workout.

How hard will it be?

Boxing is high intensity workout and boxing club is a great opportunity to come and give it a go in a sociable setting and learn new skills.

FUNCTIONAL FITNESS

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What is it?

Functional Fitness is a class which is focused on the efficient working of muscle groups across the whole body.

What can I expect?

A training session which targets natural movement, strength and mobility in our outdoor studio.

What are the benefits of the class?

A class which builds lean muscle and helps you lose weight if that’s your intention. More experienced gym-goers will use this type of training for conditioning because it brings a well-rounded aspect to their often highly-targeted training regimes.

KETTLEBELL BOOTCAMP

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What is it?

A Kettlebell class in the great outdoors.  

What can I expect?

Your teacher will guide you through a series of exercise. Depending on the teacher this may be a circuits format. With Kettlebell training you’ll build endurance, strength, balance and agility all with dynamic movements. It’s challenging, efficient and you only need one piece of equipment!

What are the benefits of the class?

Kettlebell strengthens every muscle from head to toe providing a great full body and fat burning workout. Further to this Kettlebell strengthen the tendons and ligaments, making the joints tougher and less-susceptible to injury. Burn on average 400 calories in a 45 minute class.

FREE ZONE

Dedicated slots in the week where members can take advantage of the fantastic facility to do their own workout or challenge themselves with the current WOW (Workout Of the Week)

WHY OUTDOOR EXERCISE? (The geeky bit)?

Medical research has proven the strong mental health benefits of exercise again and again.

and current research suggests outdoor fitness could enhance these benefits even further.

At New Energy Fitness we believe the outdoor and training  really enriches our experience. We think fresh air makes you happy and complements the indoor gym sessions. For us, a month on, the simple satisfaction of a user-friendly resource is all the proof we need!

There is quantifiable research suggesting that outdoor exercise provides greater benefits than sweating indoors.

One Study’s Findings

The study was based on results of indoor and outdoor exercise trials. It was found that the wellbeing outcomes of both types of exercise showed an improvement.

The most noteworthy aspect of this study is seen when looking at which outdoor results were ‘better’ than indoor results.

On average, the following sensations were reportedly even stronger after outdoor exercise than they were after indoor exercise:

  • Revitalisation
  • Increased energy
  • Positive engagement
  • Enjoyment and satisfaction

Similarly, it seems outdoor exercise decreased the following sensations even further than indoor exercise did:

  • Tension
  • Confusion
  • Anger
  • Depression

We all know exercise is a huge factor in improving mental health, so why not try to maximise the benefits? Furthermore, the happier and more satisfied you feel immediately after exercise, the more likely you are to keep the activity up.

This is just the start and there’s much more out there!

Citation

J. Thompson Coon, K. Boddy, K. Stein, R. Whear, J. Barton, M. H. Depledge.

‘Does Participating in Physical Activity in Outdoor Natural Environments Have a Greater Effect on Physical and Mental Wellbeing than Physical Activity Indoors? A Systematic Review.’

Environmental Science & Technology, 2013

Other studies have shown that physical activity outdoors lowers a person’s blood pressure and heart rate. As a result, exercise outdoors feels less strenuous than similar exercise indoors, which, in turn, pushes you closer to your maximum performance. Train outdoors, push yourself to the limit and keep breaking your personal record!

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… and that’s just the start!

If you want to find out more about our outdoor classes or ANY of our classes, log on to http://www.newenergyfitness.co.uk, mail us on at enquiries@newenergyfitness.co.uk or ring us on 01962 435064

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