Lancaster Health Club offers post-pandemic support

Health club boss sees exercise as a miracle drug – and wants to help people feel the benefits

The team at 3-1-5 in Lancaster pride themselves on being more than just a gym, but rather a lifestyle choice and support system to help you get moving, feeling motivated and ultimately you. feel healthier.

Sean Thornton, owner and manager of the popular health club, said Covid has taken its toll on many people in the area over the past two years.

“For some people, they have become more sedentary working from home. Even not walking to the bus stop for the ride, or not walking from a parking lot to an office was a big change for thousands of people,” he said. “and that lack of physical exercise is not healthy.

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“For these people, increasing their level of fitness will improve their mental and physical well-being, while getting them out of the house and meeting people at the club.”

However, many people who caught the coronavirus infection ended up with short- or long-term problems, so much so that local NHS services set up a Long Covid clinic to help improve outcomes.

More than 370,000 people in Lancashire have suffered from Covid since the start of the pandemic, and for people who have health problems, it is always advisable to consult a professional doctor before embarking on a fitness regime .

Luckily, most people aren’t as badly affected, and Sean said a return to a gym could help improve their overall fitness.

He said: “We have the exercise professionals to support you on your journey, with our team having a wide range of expertise and specialist fitness knowledge to help you.”

With studies showing that people who have a regular fitness routine develop more antibodies, which in some cases make vaccines more effective, it’s easy to see why fitness professionals are on a mission to help.

Sean added: “Those who exercise have greater resistance to Covid and may be more asymptomatic, or have better and faster recovery rates.”

In fact, he calls exercise a “miracle drug” and has a favorite saying from Robert Butler of the National Institute on Aging: “If exercise could come in a pill form, it would be the most widely prescribed and the most beneficial in the world. nation.”

Sean added: “We want to help people help themselves, move more, feel better and be more motivated.”


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