As much as we’d like to believe that chocolate cake and ice cream are the elixir for a long and healthy life, we know that’s not the case. We also know that a regular exercise routine is one of the surest paths to a longer and healthier life.

The Centres for Disease Control recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderately intense aerobic exercise every week — We can all find lots of excuses for not getting our bodies in motion, but there’s an equally compelling list of reasons why we should do so.

Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, tone up or improve your overall health. Here are 6 reasons why signing up with Be Strong Fitness is a really good idea, starting with the most obvious one.

1. Get Healthy

A fitness Centre encourages you to do a balanced program that includes both aerobic and strength training exercises. These promote heart health and weight loss, help prevent osteoporosis and improve muscle strength, balance and flexibility. If weight loss is a primary goal, consider the mantra of a friend who tells me “nothing tastes as good as getting in shape feels.”

2. Find Support and Motivation

Some people really enjoy exercise; for others, it’s a chore. If you fall into that latter group, being surrounded by other people who are in the same boat can provide the incentive you need to make exercise part of your regular routine. Your initial intention might be to drag yourself to the fitness centre twice a week, but once you find your rhythm, you may end up going on a more regular basis, which will help make your goals more attainable.

3. Get Stress Relief

According to the Our head Coach Aleks, virtually any form of exercise can act as a stress reliever — whether you’re a serious athlete or an out of shape wannabe. Physical activity boosts the brain’s production of endorphins, which simply makes us feel better physically and have a brighter emotional outlook. Exercise reduces tensions in both the body and the mind, which can improve your mood and the quality of your sleep. For many people, the gym becomes a bit of sanctuary where you can turn off the phone and forget all of the troubles at work or in your personal life.

4. Learn From the Pros

At Be Strong our coaches have college degrees in sports science or other related fields, along with personal training certificates. They are trained to design exercise programs that fit your individual needs in a fun and safe way, showing you proper exercise techniques so that you don’t hurt yourself and that you get the most out of each exercise routine.

5. Sweat Together

Many people find exercise classes to be the most efficient and fun way to get a full body workout. There’s usually a very energetic leader to help provide you with some extra energy and motivation.

6. Get Going

If you’re serious about losing weight and getting in better shape, there’s no better time to start than right now. The longer you put it off, the more excuses you’ll come up with. And if one of your goals is to rock the swim suit next summer, you’re going to need three to six months to see the gains. It doesn’t happen overnight.