Flexible working is on the rise in the UK, with more and more companies offering employees the option of working from home. While there are a number of benefits to this, it’s not always as easy as it sounds. Those who have experience with remote work will know how tricky it can be to find a routine and working environment that works for you.
Whether you find it difficult to concentrate at home, get restless easily or just need a reason to leave the house, it can be useful to have a change of scenery and work elsewhere.
At David Lloyd Clubs, we offer a number of quiet and relaxing spots in club that are perfect for working. Our adult-only business lounges are comfortable, spacious and well-connected to the internet so you can work without disruption or distraction. Not only will you have easy access to nutritious meals and snacks during your work day, but you’ll be able to conveniently fit in a workout without massively disrupting your work.
If you’re working from home, taking time out of your flow to travel to the gym, workout, shower, and then come back, can be time consuming and demotivating. If you’re already at the gym for the morning or day, you can choose when you want to take a break and work out depending on how you’re feeling and whether you’re in the zone.
Taking a break, or a few breaks, from work to exercise also has a number of proven benefits.
It can help to:
One of the most common mental benefits of exercise is stress relief. Working up a sweat releases a chemical called norepinephrine. This helps to moderate the brain’s response to stress and boosts your ability to deal with existing tension.
Research shows that workers who take time for exercise on a regular basis are more productive and energetic than their colleagues who don’t. A workout will increase alertness and energy.
Boost brain power
Various studies have shown that cardiovascular exercise helps create new brain cells and improve overall brain performance. A workout also increases your levels of a brain-derived protein (known as BDNF) that will improve your ability to plan, remember, simulate scenarios and make decisions.
If you’re feeling uninspired or in need of some creative juices, a session in the gym has been proven to work wonders.
A member of our Port Solent Club, Ben Aitken, spent the last year working in club, writing –‘A Chip Shop in Poznan’ – a travel book about being a British immigrant in Poland.
Ben wrote of his experience:
“I wrote the book in the Adult Lounge at Port Solent. I’d write, swim, write a bit more – a few days a week for some months. The members would ask how it was going, the lovely staff always made me feel welcome. I enjoyed updating the Polish members of staff especially. They couldn’t believe what I was up to… I couldn’t have finished the book without the support of David Lloyd.”
To find out more about your working at David Lloyd Clubs, contact your local club today.