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Healthy habits at Phoenix Gym in Norwich

As we get older our health and fitness become more and more important to us and for very good reason. Our bodies are changing. They are slowing down, less resilient and we are not able to bounce back from aches, pains and injuries quite like we used to.  

When you combine this with sitting down for hours at a time, consuming less than healthy food and drink, enduring high stress levels on a daily basis and a sedentary lifestyle, then you are creating an environment inside your body that leads to inflammation, disease, illness, chronic aches and pains or worse. 

The psychological impact of any or all of these things can make us feel anxious about our current and future health, leading to negative thinking spirals which impact our physical health in many more ways. 

This can then lead to a “feedback cycle” of more unhealthy habits such as drinking excessive alcohol or comfort eating, to name but a few, in order to not think about “what we know we need to do.”

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Exercise is time and again, proven to be an incredibly important part to staying fit and healthy as we get older. So, find yourself the Best Gym in Norwich for you, that not only has all the equipment you need but also has a great, experienced team of Personal Trainers in a supportive gym environment. 

This way you should gain valuable social support and if necessary accountability to go with your training and exercise benefits. 

If your goals include losing weight and toning up then the accountability that you receive should ideally include body composition comparisons, dietary, hydration and life-style advice to keep you on track and in control of your body, mind and life-style. 


Whether it’s Phoenix Gym (if you live in Norwich) or somewhere more convenient for you elsewhere that ticks all the boxes, don’t let price be your primary driver for a facility or personal trainer because that can be false economy.

What’s the point in getting a cheap gym or PT service if you’re not motivated to use it or don’t get what you want/need? A few more pounds per month, can make a huge impact on your motivation and results from getting better advice and coaching. 

The same goes for convenience, if an extra ten minutes drive means the difference of you actually going on a regular basis then is your health and fitness not worth it?

Good luck and just take it one habit at a time, one day a time. 

You can view other useful Tips and Tricks Here or gain the support from an experienced and professional Personal Trainer here.


All new DD and Annual members at Phoenix, receive 2 x FREE 60 minute personal training sessions, to help you off the starting blocks in your new health and fitness journey.

Raise your Game!

Mark Bone

About the author

Mark Bone is the Managing Director of Phoenix Gym Norwich and has been a Master level personal trainer and sports therapist since 1998. Mark has an extensive background and experience in all aspects of personal training and lifestyle coaching, from fat loss, general health improvement, motivation, strength and conditioning with professional athletes and currently specialises in corrective exercise.

Mark has written articles for magazines, assisted Channel 4 for a short weight loss series, done interviews for Norwich Radio (and most local and some national new outlets including the BBC) and taught weight loss programmes. Mark now uses his skills and experience to train Personal Trainers within Phoenix Gym to ensure that the trainers, clients and gym members all get the best results and most enjoyable experience possible.