To start with I will let you know that I won't be talking about the features already advertised, the pricing and membership details, as you can easily find all this information from their official page.I will rather concentrate on what I have observed as a club member and share my thoughts and give some suggestions to those already having a membership and to ones who have not decided yet. To tell the truth, I'm convenient with the number of visitors and I won't get any benefits if after reading this, the club gets more members but still, I wanted to share my overall impression and thought it would be an interesting article filling in the section of my blog about healthy lifestyle:)
If you decide to become a member, be prepared to say yes to healthy lifestyle and forget laziness, the fact that it's an annual subscription, already tells you that you have to spend more time on your health and not start it with popular 'tomorrow' :))
Fitness tour to have the general Idea.
Choosing your program
Whether your goal is a weight loss, muscle tone up, weight and muscle gain or just keeping the shape, the important thing is to manage the activities that you have to do so that it saves your time and helps you get results better, as when you follow something organized, the routine has better results.I can tell from my own experience, as I was not following my regime and just doing whatever I felt like doing that day or week, but whenever I followed an organized routine it had far better results. If you cannot organize it for yourself (as it is not that easy: you need to have some basic knowledge about physiology, muscle structure and how our body responses to certain activities) You can have personal sessions with a professional instructor who will guide you through all of this. Also there is a good opportunity to track results with the help of fitness test, which also determines amount of fat in your body and more, I would recommend it: Fitness Test
A day at the club and relaxation
If you have plenty of time, you can really enjoy half of your day/evening there and
not feel exhausted and destroyed at the end as you can use relaxation area right after the exercises and even have a snack at a cafe to regain energy and continue taking further steps towards your healthy routine.I sometimes first have a snack after training and then go to the relaxation area where I first enjoy the Jacuzzi and the hydro-massage which is strong enough to relax muscles.Then I go to the sauna, herbal or steam but not both the same day, then I relax on the warm deckchairs, put on my face mask, get the earphones and relax for a while.
swim after moderate training, I go up to the relaxation area at the swimming pool and listen to music, dip nose in my Iphone and sometimes a laptop and have some milk, coffee or green tea which is served to you right to your deckchair. My goal is muscle tone up and also gaining a bit weight (not fat though) so I follow the protein rich diet and routine for muscle tone up.If your goal is to lose weight orange fresh or just green tea would be sufficient for you but not milk:) anyways, in both cases you need to have some of these days in your routine, as it not only relaxes your body but your mind, keeps the stress away, promotes releasing endorphin etc.. The ideal end of a relaxation day would be a massage.
Facials too, as they use very good quality products and some of the procedures really have instant effects as I have noticed, besides prices are no higher than in any other good saloon or aesthetic centre, even less for club members but anyone can visit the spa at slight difference in price. If you want to go out right after all these procedures, you can even take care of your hair and nails at the Saloon and there is also a solarium.
Fitness classes and aqua-aerobics
As for the overview of Fitness classes I can only review ones I have attended and would recommend choosing the right regime to attend and sometimes change classes but including yoga and Pilates is a must!
who is so energetic herself, Diana Gogishvili,
I will add that it has become a new home for me, not only for the facilities it offers but the friendly atmosphere in general and feeling of freshness and cleanliness which is so important for me.I hope members keep helping stuff for maintaining such attitude, and I like that there are even fines for not following the hygiene rules as sadly, sometimes there is no other way to make some people obey the rules..
P.S. Here I am enjoying the club and tracking some results:))
Before 3 months:
gained some muscle mass and toned up. Challenge is still in progress!!
Update: January 2014 - Me promoting healthy lifestyle in club 71 promo