Weighing up the benefits

OUR membership team can often be heard saying: “the Chamber is like a gym, you need to use your membership to reap the benefits.”

It’s easy to rattle off a long list of impressive opportunities but as we all know, measuring the value that’s delivered through your activity is where the true gains are found. So when new member Warehouse Gym told us they wanted a helping hand in communicating the value they offer, I was up for the challenge.

I spent a morning with personal trainer Kerry at Warehouse, experiencing what all members can access at their gym. I left not only feeling knackered but with a burning desire to write a ‘five reasons why’ style blog about my experience.

  1. Size isn’t everything

From the outside I thought the facilities Warehouse has to offer may be limited but with over 80 pieces of cardio and fixed weight machines, a free weights area, two studios, sauna and 17 meter pool to choose from, I learned that looks can be deceiving.

  1. A tight budget is no excuse for a tight waistband

The importance of keeping your staff physically healthy is growing daily and with healthy staff you have a healthier business. Keeping wellness top on the workplace agenda boosts productivity and can reduce sick leave significantly – and it doesn’t have to break the bank.

Warehouse offers competitive corporate rates and membership options to suit a variety of needs, with a health and fitness assessment, a complimentary personal training session and a tailored fitness programme designed by one of the Warehouse team included.

  1. Putting the P in personal trainer

There is no one size fits all approach here. I received a full health and fitness assessment to identify my needs and from there a bespoke training and nutrition plan to follow. It doesn’t end there however, based on my needs I was paired with the personal trainer who best fit the outcome I want to achieve.

  1. Classes for the masses

When the drive is low, classes are what helps you power through a motivational lull. Different from the standard ‘legs, bums and tums’ sessions, Warehouse has created a timetable that speaks to the needs of clients, working up a programmes of bespoke classes that deliver that value to members.

  1. Its’ about flexibility

Finding the time to get to the gym can sometimes be a challenge but with a timetable that operates from 6am-7.30pm offering a wide range of classes spread evenly across the week at alternating times, it’s flexible enough for even the busiest people.

Ultimately service is key in delivering the desired outcome, whatever your goal, and that’s what creates true value. Don’t take my word for it however, speak to the Warehouse team and find out for yourself.