There’s a notice in the gym at Link Centre which reads, ‘it’s not what you eat between Christmas and New Year, it’s what you eat and how you exercise between New Year and Christmas that matters.’
You could say it’s pretty obvious but all the best resolutions are easily forgotten as the weeks pass, which is why staff in the gym launched their ‘Calorie blast-off’ challenge on 1 January.
Users of the hi-tech Technogym equipment at Link gym are all issued with a key which is inserted into each cardio-vascular or weight resistance machine before exercise. The key records the level of exercise undertaken which allows the user and an instructor to adjust the programme to achieve the most efficient use of your visit to the gym.
“On average we consume 3,500 calories on Christmas Day alone, plus many more until well past the New Year,” said gym instructor Caroline Rhodes. “Our ‘Calorie blast-off’ using the key system records the calories you burn off using our gym equipment, and the wide range of fitness classes at council leisure centres are designed to get your heart really working to help shed that extra weight.”
Swindon Leisure Centres are offering a welcome pack worth over £50 if you join the leisure passport scheme.
Right, Caroline Rhodes holding a Technogym wellness key with user Debbie Tidball