January is traditionally the time to make and break resolutions about getting healthy. But with so much research about the amazing health benefits of exercise being reported in the news on an almost daily basis, nowadays people are much more likely to stick with their healthy resolve.
When you’re away from home, the temptation to let your exercise regime slip is very tempting. Fine if it’s only for a night or two, but if you’re going to be away for weeks or even months because of your job, it’s really important to keep going and discovering new ways to stay fit while travelling.
The nearest gyms in Hemel Hempstead
The nearest gym to our Hemel Hempstead serviced apartments is Anytime Fitness in the Riverside Shopping Centre. If you’re not already a member of this nationwide chain, you can get a free trial pass for three days. And you don’t have to worry about any meetings over-running as it’s open 24 hours.
Also within easy walking distance of our apartment is Energie Fitness, a no-frills gym offering very reasonable membership rates. You can get monthly no contract membership, which would be perfect if you’ll be spending more time in Hemel.
SportSpace is run by Dacorum Sports Trust. In addition to a gym it also has a swimming pool, squash, tennis and badminton courts, fitness classes, yoga… you name it, you’ll probably be able to do it! And it’s less than a 10-minute walk away.
In order to get the benefits of exercise, you don’t necessarily have to dress up in special clothing and work up a sweat. Walking is probably the best kind of exercise you can do, and our apartments are on the edge of a park that leads down to the Grand Union Canal where you can walk down the towpath as far as you like!
There’s also Gadesbridge Park around half a kilometre away which has cycle paths, footpaths and a skate park.
Alternatively you could jump in the car and visit the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate to enjoy the fresh air in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Eating the right kind of food is an important part of keeping fit, and when you’re staying in a serviced apartment, it’s a lot easier to eat healthily. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen which means you can prepare your own meals just like you do at home. Click here to read our tips for quick and healthy dinners to prepare when you’re staying at an abodebed apartment.