You may even have heard that lifting weights is more beneficial for fat loss compared to cardio.


While this may be over simplified, lifting weights will help you to develop and maintain a healthy body composition more easily than cardiovascular exercise. If you balance this with eating good foods then you are on a path to a healthier body.

If you enjoy cardio that’s fine, but the problem with cardio (for the general gym goer) is that there isn’t any thought to it. If you want to improve your running time or prepare for a race, great. But if you want to lose fat rather than “weight” then weight training will offer more benefits and variety.

Sure you may experience “weight loss” when starting a cardio routine, but around 25% of this will be muscle loss. So you may end up 2 stone lighter but how much fat have you actually lost? Weight loss through weight training will be almost all fat. You may even build some muscle while losing the fat, ending up the same weight but dress sizes/waist sizes smaller. Great! And for every pound of muscle you gain, you can expect to burn extra calories, all without moving a single one of those muscles. A massive reason to lift weights!

I feel that a lot of people jump on the cardio equipment because it’s easy to use and once on there they can stay on until they are ready to leave. A gym can be intimidating and if you’re not sure what you’re doing then trying to copy others can be embarrassing and dangerous. We want you to be safe, but also productive. It’s great when people start coming to our gym, but we want you to be safe, consistent and get results.

Programmes can be difficult and complicated, but they don’t have to be. That’s why at Future Fitness we offer FREE programming to all members and will go through the programme with you step by step, move by move. This way we can ensure you’re getting the most out of your training time. We will also update this when needed to ensure progression and prevent you becoming bored.

So enough Cardio because it’s easier, get booked in and let’s get you on the programme that suits your goals, NO MORE EXCUSES!

REMEMBER, We’re more than just a gym!