It’s the beginning of the new year, which means everyone has made new promises to themselves in the form of resolutions. A common resolution is a commitment to lose weight or exercise. Gyms are a great resource that can help you exercise in many different ways. From training certain muscle groups to taking a yoga class to fitting in a quick aerobic workout, the gym is a great place to go to make sure you are living up to your resolutions. It should be a fun, refreshing, simple part of the day. But if finding your way there isn’t as easy as can be, you might just use that as an excuse not to go. Let’s not make finding a route to the gym the reason you don’t reach your goal weight. Getting to the gym is just as easy as ever when you use a GPS.
With a GPS (or Global Positioning System) you can find your way to the gym easily and quickly. With a few simple steps you’ll be on your way to a new you – more fit, more energized, and (through GPS usage) more punctual.
When buying a GPS make sure you take into account the size of the screen. The GPS will be sitting on your dashboard facing you, so you have to make sure that wherever you place the GPS you’ll be able to easily see the map and read the directions. Some GPS devices offer live traffic updates, which can be helpful if you are going to travel on a highway. Usually, gyms are more nearby and don’t require traffic updates, but if that’s something you are interested in it can be helpful.
Make sure when you set up your GPS you are given a good way to mount it and also Why not use modular helmets? like the one listed here to make sure you can get into your destination safe and sound. A GPS that is not mounted securely can fall while you are driving and distract you as well as make you lose your way. Also, make sure you set your GPS to give directions out loud and not just written on the screen. Set the volume loud enough that you can hear it over any background noise or music you might be listening to.
When following your GPS to the gym, you may choose which route you would like to take. GPS devices will usually give you different route options and recommend one, sometimes depending on traffic (if there is a traffic update app on your GPS) and sometimes depend on bridges or toll roads. Your GPS will always ask you before it takes you on a route with tolls or over a bridge.
Some GPS devices have a “Places Nearby” option where you can look up restaurants and gas stations near where you are. If you look up “Juice Bar” or “Health Food Store” on your GPS’s “Places Nearby” option, you can drive home from the gym and on your way stop and pick up a healthy snack or ingredients for a farm fresh dinner.
This year, don’t use knowing how to get there as an excuse to not go to the gym. A GPS is ready to take you every day, whenever you want to go.