We all know how important it is to be active and keep fit. But for many of us, the gym can be an intimidating place.
Gym anxiety is real, and it’s one of the most common barriers people face when trying to get into shape. It can be rooted in all sorts of things: self-consciousness around our physical appearance, or how we look while exercising; a lack of confidence in existing fitness level or ability; sometimes it’s just the fear of using the equipment incorrectly.
But there’s no denying that going to the gym can be excellent for our health. Fitting exercise into a busy day-to-day schedule is already difficult, and it’s incredibly hard to stay motivated or hold yourself accountable when you’re working out at home. Gyms also have the correct equipment, most of which is fairly easy to use and suitable for all skill levels, making strength training or impactful cardio achievable. Finally, they’re a safe environment in which to exercise, with staff members trained in first aid, preventing risk of injury.
Wouldn’t it be great to have all of the benefits of a gym, in a slightly more private space? Somewhere equipped with the right gear for a great workout, but worry free?
We thought so too. That’s why we’ve created a brand spanking new fitness suite, right here in our salon.
Why have we created the fitness suite? Well, for all of the reasons listed above. We feel that too many people have limited exercise options. Those with gym anxiety also deserve a safe and comfortable space to work out too. Our fitness suite aims to be that space, providing an additional option for those who can’t manage the gym itself. It has all of the benefits of a regular gym, but within a private space.
The fitness suite is located right here in the salon, and in preparation for its opening, all of our staff have been first aid trained so that you can feel confident and safe whilst exercising. We’re also fully insured to operate the fitness suite, so you can be assured that you’re covered in a worst case scenario.
In the fitness suite, you’ll have access to a Treadmill, one of the most effective machines for cardio exercises out there. Alongside the treadmill, we’ve kitted it out with a spin bike and a booty sprout which is similar to squats and helps tone your bum. There’ll also be a weight gym which will let you take on a huge amount of different exercises including Russian twists, chest presses & V Crunches plus loads more and to top it off we’ve also got resistance bands, yoga mat, ball & ring AND a weighted hula hoop.
We’ve also kitted the suite out with a Smart TV, connected to WiFi so that you can follow your favourite exercise routines on YouTube, or watch your favourite film/series on Netflix. We also have an Alexa in there if you’d rather just stick your favourite workout playlist on just get going.
Nope. The beauty of the fitness suite is that when you’ve got a slot booked in, it’s yours and yours alone. You won’t have any strangers sweating away next to you like you would in a gym. A maximum of one person can be in the space at any time.
The exception to this is unless you’ve arranged in advance to work out with a friend, in which case two people can use the fitness suite. We understand that exercise can be much easier when you’ve got a friend with you, and our goal is to encourage more local people to be active. But you’ll never be in there with a stranger.
The fitness suite will operate in line with the salon’s opening hours. Currently, that’s from about 9:30am (8:30am on Saturdays) until 5:30, with some exceptions.
Great question. We’ve currently got two subscription packages available. Both are twelve month contracts, which would be paid for on a monthly basis. Both also include some excellent discounts that you can use across other services in the salon.
First up, we have the Gold Membership. Priced at £18.99 per month, it includes unlimited use of the fitness suite during salon opening hours. We’ve also got some cheeky additional extras - you can expect:
Next up, we’ve got the Platinum Membership package. Slightly pricier, this is available for £28.99 per month, and includes unlimited use of the fitness suite during salon opening hours. It also includes:
So, while a bit dearer, it's still a pretty sweet deal.
Please note that even with unlimited access to the fitness suite, your sessions will need to be pre-booked in advance. This is so that we can make sure the space is allocated to only one person per session, and to avoid clashing, or disappointment in turning up to find the suite already in use.
Right now. The fitness suite has been successfully spruced up, and it’s good to go. To enquire about arranging your first session or learn more about it you contact us here or you sign up to one of our monthly subscription packages right now here and choose which one is right for you.
We hope you’re going to love the suite just as much as we do. Keeping fit in Bideford just got that little bit easier - and for many, a lot less anxiety inducing.