Unfortunately, if we really want to unwind successfully sitting on the lounge will not cut it for our mind or our body. There’s a difference between relaxing and being lazy – relaxing is helping your body recover so you can be more productive, whereas laziness is a habit and unproductive. It’s also not good for your mental or physical health.
Keep reading to find out why working out helps you stress less.

It boosts your endorphins

Exercise acts as a stress reliever. Being active boosts your endorphins and boost the production of your brain’s feel-good neurotransmitters, aka endorphins. Commonly referred to as a “runner’s high,” any form of exercise from team sports to a gym workout will produce the same result. Another good option is an exercise class from one of the many health clubs around. A Less Mills fitness class such as Body Attack will get those endorphins pumping in no time!

It’s an active form of meditation

Meditation doesn’t just come in the form of crossed legs and a yoga matt. After a high-intensity basketball game or several laps in the pool, you’ll often find some relief from those worries you were carrying around all day. As you begin to regularly shed your daily tensions through physical activity, you may find that by focusing on a task can result in increased energy and optimism and help you feel calmer in general.

It improves your mood

Regular exercise can increase your self-confidence, help you relax, and it can even lower symptoms associated with mild depression and anxiety. Exercise can improve your sleep, which is often disrupted by stress, depression and anxiety. Reducing stress, depression and anxiety goes a long way towards improving your overall mood, meaning you’re likely to be a better friend, partner and colleague in the process.

If you’re feeling stressed and require help with getting into exercise, joining a health club near you is a brilliant first step. Surge Fitness offers Les Mills workout classes which will boost those endorphins and improve how you feel both mentally and physically. An RPM class, Body Pump or Body Attack will really get the heart rate up! If the idea of joining a class is a little intimidating for you, give us a call and we will happily set up an appointment with one of our highly trained personal trainers.

Important Information Regarding Your Surge Fitness Membership.

Yesterday’s announcement from our Prime Minister ordering the immediate closure of Fitness Facilities across the nation is significant a blow to all of us across many Industries. We understand that this decision has been based on the best advice currently available to those responsible for our safety and with the Impending state border closures, and increasing community concerns, meant that this decision was unavoidable.

As such, it is with great sadness that we today announce that all Surge Fitness clubs will temporarily close, effective from 12pm today, Monday 23rd March 2020.

At Surge Fitness, we believe that we can make a difference, change lives and build healthy communities. As a brand, we still have a lot of work to do and we all believe that we can continue to positively impact our members and the local communities at large during this time of uncertainty.

Like many of you, our business is facing unprecedented impacts both on our people and our business and we will continue to work through the issues together as effectively as possible.

During this time of closure, all memberships will be placed on complimentary freeze until we are in a position to resume our regular services. Surge Fitness has been working on contingency plans throughout the past few weeks to provide ongoing services to our members such as online & virtual training platforms including numerous resources to help support our members physical and mental health well-being.

Further announcements will be made in the coming days with communications to be published both on our social media platforms and via email once the government has clarified their position regarding the forced closure directive.

On behalf of all of the team at Surge Fitness we would like to thank you all for your ongoing support over the years. As a team we have shared some memorable experiences with you all. Today's forced closure is just a minor setback in our Health & Fitness journey together.