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Why It’s Worth Choosing a Coworking Space With an Onsite Fitness Center

Woman at onsite fitness center on treadmill

When you are thinking about shifting to coworking, the main question is finding the perfect workplace for you. With so many different co-shared office spaces now available, choosing between them isn’t always easy.

Coworking companies are trying to one-up each other in the endless pursuit of providing the best to their clients. Better amenities, better workspaces, better everything. And one thing that becomes irreplaceable in any offer is, of course, an onsite fitness center.

If you hadn’t considered an onsite fitness center before, now is the time to start. Why? Because the benefits of having a gym near you while you are working are innumerable. 

Better Work-Life Balance

Man at desk in workplace with a gym

Have you ever felt like you spend most of your, frankly, short day at work?

You plan and you plan to go to the gym after work, but it never seems to happen.

Or, even worse, you are actually working long hours (good for your wallet, but not so much for your mental health) and you are probably always planning to start exercising, but you never do. You then start feeling guilty because you don’t take care of your health enough. However, the number of your daily obligations is rising by the minute, so you are stuck with the feeling of guilt, for, like, ever.

Luckily for you, it doesn’t have to be like that. You should be able to do your job properly, and take care of your health too. This becomes much easier with an onsite fitness center.

That way, whenever you have time, you can visit the gym and actually do something about your health and stamina.

The biggest benefit of an onsite fitness center is that you can choose when you exercise. Whether it is in the morning before you start with your daily workload or during your lunch break to relieve some of that built-up stress, it’s up to you.

Struggling to find a coworking space with an onsite fitness center? Check out  Circle Hub. Here, you will find a number of different amenities on offer, but one of the best is, definitely, our gym.

An Excellent Stress-Reliever

Stress is the “it” word of the 21st century. We feel stressed all day, every day.

No, not you?

Well, we guess it’s only us then.

We have all become so accustomed to feeling stressed that we have almost become one with it. It has become an unavoidable part of our life.

We’re sure you are sick and tired of hearing about all the benefits exercising has for your body and mind, when, in fact, you barely even have time to sleep, let alone exercise. Sometimes, late at night, you start planning your start at the gym, only to give it up the next morning, due to different “obstacles” that come up. Then, you start feeling even more stressed.

This is why a workplace with a gym would be the perfect solution for you. All that built-up stress can’t be good for you, can it? It must be doing some serious damage to your body even as we speak.

By taking half an hour from your workday to exercise, you are helping your body release all the pent-up stress and anxiety in a natural way. Consequently, you will feel much better and even more motivated to solve serious problems at work.

And, by having it in your vicinity, you won’t be able to make an excuse about not having enough time, or not having a good gym nearby.

Instead, it’ll be right there next to you. You just need to get up and go. Soon, you will start to feel all the benefits of working out regularly, starting with the aforementioned significant decrease in stress levels.

Imagine not having stress as your daily companion. Wouldn’t that be just amazing?

It Increases Productivity

People working

Do you sometimes feel like you are barely ready to get up, let alone go to work and actually be productive? 

It goes without saying that the more physically active we are, the better performance we show in every sphere of life. Especially work. While you are working out, you are stimulating blood flow to your brain. This makes your brain more alert, improving how it functions.

You will feel the change almost instantly. The rush of adrenaline will make you feel more energized than you have felt in a long time.

Thus, you sharpen your awareness. You’ll feel prepared to tackle any job at hand, or any problem, for that matter. Your cognitive abilities will be significantly improved, and you will feel more focused and concentrated.

Since your brain will be functioning at the top of its ability, this will mean that the improvement in your performance and productivity at work will soon be noticeable, not only to you but to your superiors too.

It Improves Your Mood

The lack of energy you have on a daily basis influences your mood significantly. The feeling of barely having the energy to start your day goes hand in hand with depression and the overall bad mood you are in. However, you mustn’t get used to feeling like that. You have to do your best to change it.

Exercising can work wonders for your state of mind. It allows you to raise your serotonin level for a prolonged period of time. Serotonin helps you feel better and improves your state of mind.

Sometimes, going to work can be really strenuous and depressing. This is especially the case if you have come up against a problem that is hard to solve. Or, perhaps you have a big deadline looming. Exercising regularly will lower your depression and anxiety levels in no time. Soon, you will feel more than ready to take on any challenge.

Of course, no gym can help you unless you actually visit it for a workout. All it takes is just 30 minutes a day. And nothing makes this easier to commit to than an on-site fitness center!

It Improves Morale

People working

The aforementioned serotonin influences your brain in more ways than one. Since exercising regularly raises the levels of serotonin, thus making you feel better and happier, this will also influence the relationship between you and your coworkers.

If you feel productive and full of energy, you’ll be more likely to help a fellow coworker out or enter a conversation during a break.

Regular exercise for your team could even possibly raise the morale of everybody present. There will be more cooperation, helping, and communication between coworkers. This leads to a positive working environment that everybody wants to be a part of.

Less Sick Leave

Chances are that you’ve had to take sick leave in the past.

However, when you are a freelancer, are you even entitled to a sick leave? How understanding are your employers?

If you are a startup business owner, can you really afford not being able to work? This can be tricky for just a day, let alone a week or more.

All of this can be solved by building up your immune system, and there is no better way to do that than to exercise regularly.

Exercise boosts blood circulation and thus the circulation of immune cells, making them go through your body faster. They find and destroy virus cells, for example, more efficiently because they are able to reach them faster. You can’t imagine what a half-hour of exercise can do to your body.

In addition to everyday viruses, you can also significantly reduce the risk of developing serious conditions, like diabetes or heart disease.

Networking Opportunities

Workplace with a gym

Oh, how many friendships have been made in the gym!

Meeting someone at the gym can be beneficial for several reasons. You could get to know a new, life-long friend. One whom you share your interests with and keep hanging out with, even outside the onsite fitness center. That can be quite stimulating because your days wouldn’t consist solely of the daily grind at work, there’ll be some socializing involved now too.

An onsite fitness center would not only provide you with the opportunity to make friends, but also to seal a business deal, find a perfect employee, or get a job proposal!

It is the perfect place for networking, something we know no business can exist without these days. Making business connections is the most essential part of building your brand, so you have to make sure you find a place where you could meet potential business partners. And there is no better place than an onsite fitness center.

A workplace with a gym could be the starting point for a thriving business idea. You may end up meeting someone that provides the solution to all your problems, you just need to go there and start exercising!

It Stimulates Teamwork

If you are a small business owner and you need your employees to start thinking like a team, there is no better way than by renting a workplace with a gym. Your employees will be able to get to know each other better in a relaxed but productive environment.

When your colleagues are at the gym with you, you’ll be able to encourage each other to push further and make better progress. That can easily translate to the sphere of work. Once they get to know each other outside of the workplace, they will definitely communicate better when there’s a big load of work that needs to be finished quickly. 

By building relationships between your employees, you will strengthen the bond not only between the employees themselves, but also their bond to the company. You create a stronger atmosphere of teamwork, which is priceless. A strong and connected team can make your company climb the business ladder faster than you could ever have imagined.

Cheaper Than Paying for Gym Membership

For those of you who pay to visit the gym regularly, renting a workplace with a gym will mean that you could save a significant amount of money.

Since you have already decided to rent a workplace, plan in advance and choose one that can merge the two things you need –  a space for work and a gym.

It is not only cheaper, but more convenient, as we have already mentioned. No more wasting time to get to the gym of your choice, because there is an already equipped gym at your place of work.

As you can see, there are so many benefits to renting a workplace with a gym, that there isn’t any point in choosing anything else. If you’re ready to start changing both your work and exercise habits, get in touch with Circle Hub to see how we can help!

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