The world of fitness, unfortunately, comes with a lot of baggage attached. But thanks to your partners at Planet Fitness, there is another way. A way of acceptance.
You know that feeling.
The feeling of not belonging. The one which comes from going to a gym (from one chain or another) and seeing a collection of beautiful, immaculately sculpted hard bodies, and simply assuming that their owners look upon you with scorn at worst, and pity at best.
The feeling of discomfort you experience being surrounded by professional selfie-takers; the ego-centric folks checking their reflection every few minutes; sweaty, grunting behemoths slamming their weights into the ground. You just know they’re looking at your less-than-perfect shape and wagering they could destroy you one-on-one.
Not to mention the surly hoodie wearers who’d just as soon glare at you than wipe the sweat off their station.
Those other clubs are often replete with boot camp mentalities, with personal trainers with the subtlety of a drill sergeant edging you on, breaking any sign or signal of weakness in pursuit of a goal you never really had, or thought you needed.
Fitness in Australia is an industry worth billions. At every turn there’s something reminding you to eat better, to drink better, to wear shapelier, more figure-hugging clothes; to be fitter, to be healthier; to be sexier, more appealing, to live life to the utmost. Ours is a society where the more determined and relentless self-promoters within the fitness industry are becoming celebrities – hosting game shows where the unfit and overweight are stripped and placed on industrial scales for the amusement of a TV audience…then they’re all-but tortured on a week-by-week basis.
It’s no wonder the idea of going to the gym is a tough nut to crack for many of us. Who wants or needs that kind of judgment, hassle and scrutiny?
Who wouldn’t rather cover up, stay indoors, at home and not go to the trouble?
Personal success is never the product of self-doubt and intimidation. This is the key to achieving your goals at Planet Fitness. The team want you to feel at home, no matter what age you are, no matter what shape you’re in, no matter how long it’s been since you’ve exercised, no matter what your goal is.
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Planet Fitness is a place where you will find yourself working towards your fitness goals in a strictly judgment-free environment. Here, you can lose weight, gain strength and feel generally good, feel better about yourself, while doing this on your own terms. Surrounded by likeminded souls who want you to feel part of the “family”, you’ll find the latest in fitness technology available, helping you achieve great results easier…all the while being accepted for being the unique person you are, treated like the great friend you’ve always been.
Best of all, remember this: at no point will you be judged. This is your journey, and yours alone. They’re here for you. You can visit Planet Fitness’ health clubs at Lambton, Charlestown and Belmont in the Newcastle area, as well as in Gosford, and Casula in Western Sydney. If you don’t have one in your local area, don’t worry – chances are you soon will.
If you get into the habit of visiting your local Planet Fitness health club, the results will speak for themselves.