Every moment, our brains receive an immense amount of information; in fact, too much to process, make sense of, and respond to. We each have around ninety billion brain cells and have developed highly evolved brains to keep up with the world around us.
Our body shape and bodyweight are determined by the energy (kilocalories) we consume in the form of food and drink, and the energy (kilocalories) we expend in our physical activities. It is a simple fact that, if our energy input is greater than our energy output, our bodies will store excess energy in the form of body fat.
In most gyms, there is a fairly clear divide between the areas where men work out and where women work out. Women are generally nervous about heading into the free weights area but, here at Empire Gym, we positively encourage it and our gym etiquette, to which all members must adhere, ensures them a warm welcome.
Many people undertake exercise with specific fitness targets in mind, and train without fully appreciating the physical effects of the type of exercise they choose. Our body’s metabolism provides fuel to muscles during physical activity in two distinct ways, dependent upon the type of exercise we undertake, and the visual results of each training style can be very different.
Here at Empire Gym, we believe you are never too old to start exercising and improve your health! In fact, adults who take up exercise later in life often show greater physical and mental improvements than their younger counterparts. If you’ve never exercised before, or it’s been a while, there aren’t as many exercise miles on your clock, so you’ll quickly start reaping the rewards. Just begin with gentle activities and build up from there. Empire Gym offers bespoke activity classes and concession memberships for those over 60 years of age.