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Is your New Year Resolution to keep fit?

by TG Escapes | Jan 9, 2015 | Blog, Residential

Amongst the top 50 New Year resolutions are a desire to learn to knit, to break a world record and to have cosmetic surgery. But assuming you are not planning on radical facial reconstruction, followed by a prolonged recovery period during which you attempt to knit the world’s longest scarf, chances are that you have a niggling urge to join the vast majority of New Year resolutionists and to exercise more.

We all know it’s good for us whatever our age, and as we advance through the decades it can help stave off a multitude of middle aged nasties such as diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. To which end, a whole host of us will be signing up for gym memberships and exercise classes that we attend until the end of January and then continue to spend a collectively wasted £37m each year. Or looked at from a different angle, the average Brit will spend almost £40,000 in their lifetime, in an effort to improve their health and fitness. We only need to switch on the TV or radio for the latest depressing statistics about the population’s growing obesity crisis, to realise that much of the money has not been wisely spent.

One way of avoiding the long list of reasons why so many of us fail to get hooked on going to commercial gyms (they smell, are full of fit people and have way too many mirrors to name but a few) is to consider using a proportion of your likely lifetime fitness spend and build your own gym in the back garden. A few, well-chosen pieces of kit, or even a television, a Wii fit and perhaps a selection of exercise DVDs, and you can fit in a workout whenever the opportunity arises. And with no self-satisfied, beautiful bodies next to you, or full length reflections of yourself to put you off your stride, you can sweat it out in blissful solitude.

A Garden Escape gym has the added advantage of versatility….whether it be as a guest room, an occasional office or simply somewhere to sit quietly and contemplate what next year’s resolutions may be. How about, for instance:

Eat more chocolate now that your bmi is back on track

Be nice to everyone always


Never have to worry about public gym humiliation again

But whatever your plans for 2015, we wish you good health, success and a very happy year.

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TG Escapes
Providing net-zero timber frame buildings since 2003. As a gold member of the Structural Timber Association we are fully compliant to design, manufacture and build giving us full control of the quality of all the timber components in our system.

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