It is nearing that time of the year where it is finally time to think of those New Year resolutions and for most it has something to do with exercise or starting a good healthy routine. And so every year one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight and I would not fret as you have company!
And so it begins, the rush of New Year spirits where you land up spending a bomb on an annual membership in a gym just to feel less guilty. Most gyms have no offers running at this time of the year since it quite obviously a good time as any to reap in more memberships thanks to these “trending” New Year resolutions. Being an fitness enthusiast myself, I also started more or less the same way though one of the smartest decisions I made was to do a bit of research before joining a gym. Not every gym needs to have a five star ambience and excellent sound system as these are just additional factors to a gym ambience. There are many more affordable options available though not many are aware, as these gyms do not go all out in advertising and rather work on word of mouth reviews.
So my question to you is – Have you always wanted to join a gym but feel like its too expensive for you, then think again!
Recently I was introduced to a chain of gyms called Power World Gyms (PWG) and though the name sounded familiar, I couldn’t place where I have heard about them till I was told they are powered by The Talwalkar Group, a well known name in the fitness industry. Established in 1994 in Sri Lanka, Power World Gyms pioneered the gym training industry there, playing a pivotal role in shaping the country’s fitness industry and is currently one of the largest chain of gyms in Sri Lanka. This is the brainchild of Mr Talavou F. Alailima, Founder and Chairman of the company who is a US qualified Strength Training and Sports Nutrition Consultant. In 2015, they collaborated with Talwalkars Fitness to bring their quality and affordable fitness centres to India. PWG gyms are over 4,000 sq ft in size located across 20 centres in Bangalore almost in every major neighbourhood.
In my opinion, the main advantage to joining a gym is to have access to a wide variety of exercise equipment and the Power World gyms have many choices available from machines for a cardiovascular workout such as treadmills, elliptical trainers, stationary bikes and stair steppers. That is a lot of variety for cardio and you can have your pick or try them all when you are feeling that energy! I did a trial of their cardio machines and I must say I was surprised at the upkeep of their equipment considering they are constantly in use.
They are also fully equipped with equipment required to build every part of the body. You can find a machine to work every muscle group with more than 10-15 different machines spread across each fitness center, which is essential so that one does not get bored as you can try different machines and routines.
For those want to stay fit, three to four sessions of strength training per week ensuring exercising the major muscle groups using the free weights which are in great condition can enhance your workout. Their gyms have personal trainers who can teach and assist you to work out safely, maintaining good form, introduce you to new equipment and help design an exercise routine to keep you motivated. I did get a chance to do a session at one of their branches and I am glad to note their staff are well trained and patient, which is essential for newbies.
Power World Gyms are currently offering a never heard before Christmas Annual Package of Rs.3250/- inclusive of taxes, across all centers in Bangalore. If you want to buy a membership, head over to Gympik.com.
Whatever be your reason – the need to lose weight or get in shape or just want to maintain your current physique, a membership at Power World Gym is a good way to start!