Gyms have officially reopened across Ireland and the U.K. much to the delight of many existing gym goers and new members. As we have come to adapt to a new way of living due to Covid, we may not have the same level of concern as we had last year now that more people have been vaccinated and people tend to be more cautious, but things in the gym have changed quote a bit. If you have already, or are considering returning to the gym, here are some things to consider.
1) WEARING A MASK
Each gym will have its own policy on wearing a mask while on the premises. It is generally recommended that you wear a mask while entering the building, moving around and using the toilet facilities.
2) CLEAN AS YOU GO
Most gyms will have their own sanitisation tools such as paper towels, reusable towels, and spray sanitiser. It is advised that you wipe down any tools or machines prior to using them and directly after using them.
3) SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES
It’s a good idea to follow your gym on social media. Most gyms and health clubs have their own Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts. There, they post updates and important notices such as opening hours and gym policy.
4) SHOWER AND CHANGING FACILITIES
Some gyms and health clubs may either have their showers and changing facilities closed or a reduced capacity. Bring Nuasan Active Body Wipes with you and ensure you can cleanse and refresh wherever you are quickly and conveniently.
5) BRING A TOWEL
Try to bring enough water with you to last for your entire session rather than needing to use a communal water fountain to fill up. Be sure to bring a small towel along with you and ensure you consistently wipe sweat away (assuming you are working up a sweat!) to keep gym areas clean. Our Nuasan Active Bodycare Kit comes with a luxury towel that has a secret zip for storing your valuables while you workout!
6) POST EXERCISE CARE AND RECOVERY
Maybe you have been working out at home or outside over the last few months, or maybe you’ve decided this is the time you get fit and join the gym. Either way, having access to more equipment and heavier weights, means you will probably really feel it! Make sure you prioritise your rest and post exercise care and recovery routine. Nuasan Active Body Wash contains arnica and magnesium which are both proven to relieve aching and tired muscles.
7) IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, STAY AT HOME
This goes without saying but if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms, have a fever, shortness of breath or are coughing, PLEASE stay home. Your gym session can wait until you are feeling back to yourself and honestly, your body won't thank you for exercising when you are unwell.
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