Spring is the best moment to prepare your body for the outdoors and join a gym – Geri and I try to move all year round, but also felt very motivated to do something more when we read that, until the 30 March, if you subscribe to Exersuisse with a friend, you’ll both get 200 CHF off. So we decided to try Exersuisse Zurich-City and find out what the perfect training for us is.
Location, Location, Location
I admit it: when I read that Exersuisse Zurich-City is beautifully located in the centre of the city, in the famous Kaufleuten, I became even more interested. I like if my fitness is also an occasion for a little treat. Being in one of the best shopping areas in town can be a pleasure and a reward after the hard work.
You Are Welcome
The first impression Geri and I had when we entered Exersuisse, was of a lot of natural light and… of girls! Women are at least the half of the gym’s regular users. We felt very comfortable.
But then of course it was time to get some consultancy. In my opinion, people are what makes a difference, in any service. Having the best training machines can be wonderful, but if the staff isn’t friendly, this becomes secondary. We all need a smile, to feel welcome and to get all the help we need. And everybody in Exersuisse made us feel like the most important guests.
The consultancy we got was also quite eye-opening. One of the many things I discovered by talking to the people in Exersuisse is that women train wrong. Why?
A Girl Should Train Like A Man
We girls are often offered courses like Butt & Abs, Zumba or Aerobics. Nothing wrong with that, but they won’t do much to our body. What we need is actually…more or less what men need. Strength and weights are what really gives results, creates more muscle and therefore makes us burn more fat, and also give that lovely “toned” look. You will never look like a body builder, if you train weights regularly: that happens only with extreme training combined with the use of anabolic steroids and a special diet, during years and years of targeted work. In Exersuisse you’ll never meet anybody looking like Popeye – regular, sustainable training is the philosophy here.
If you join Exersuisse, it is very likely that you’ll stick to it for years. Some of the people who come here have been returning year after year, and feel like a family.
Your body is a such a precious gift – think about it long term. The staff explained to me that an 80 years old trained person has the same strength of a 30 years old one who doesn’t train. Look at the blue dot and at the red dot: they are on the same line. I found this illuminating. It made me realise how much is in our power, and how much can be realistically achieved.
Geri and I joined the Exersuisse campaign because we really found it in line with our thoughts and lifestyle. Training with a friend is easier and more motivating, plus always a good moment to share a laugh. There are 19 Exersuisse branches in Switzerland, so you might want to use the offer to join in other parts of the country. Good luck with your training and enjoy the sun – let’s all be beautiful forever!