The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-11-25T05:16:23Z Stepz Fitness offers free training programs worth $149 to new members 2020-11-25T05:16:23Z stepz-fitness-offers-free-training-programs-worth-149-to-new-members Stepz Fitness is now providing new customers free access to its wide range of QuickStart Gym Programs™, priced at $149 for non-members, offering professionally designed and personalised training regimens to exercisers of all ages and fitness stages – and from all walks of life. New members now have unlimited access to comprehensive video tutorials and training booklets, which provide the perfect platform for educating newcomers about how to kick-start their new fitness routine. According to the new Stepz Fitness Franchisor, Sam Waller: “These programs have been beneficial in educating our customer base about equipment functions, exercises and techniques that might benefit their workout.” “They offer members a DIY gym training guide for working out… and also provide insight for new members into our holistic approach to exercise, which makes Stepz Fitness unique.” Additionally, the Stepz Fitness program has recently gone digital with the launch of its online Virtual Studio, engaging members to stay active and motivated in the comfort of their own homes – whether they’re locked in or out of iso at present. The online fitness studio invites members to attend live workout sessions or jump into pre-recorded workout videos, with the virtual fit challenge motivating participants to stay active and inspired while reinforcing a sense of community engagement – allowing members to ask questions or share ideas on all things fitness and home workouts. Holistic exercise, as practiced by the Stepz Fitness community, is about going beyond the human body and focusing on more than just the physical results of exercise, by addressing overall health, happiness and wellness. Ensuring fitness is an enjoyable activity rather than a doctor-recommended chore, or general maintenance of vanity or sex appeal, is also critical to the Stepz Fitness experience. Mr Waller said: ‘We’ve also got eight gym programs that every Stepz member gets for free when they sign up… so they’re supported and have a training program straight off the bat.” He continued: “Across the industry, fitness centres haven’t really been getting people results with obesity levels still rising [in Australia].” “I believe that often comes down to people being intimidated to go to a gym, not having a routine or program they can follow, or just losing interest – and not having access to [the necessary] training.” Stepz Fitness recognises that the biggest challenge to implementing new exercise routines and practices is knowing what to do, how to do it and where to find affordable support or guidance along the way. “Creating a supportive and non-intimidating gym environment with a local community atmosphere is why I got started and found my passion with Stepz,” Mr Waller added. “Being connected to a larger support network is what people end up liking most about Stepz.” Get Started today with a free 3 day gym pass STEPZ FITNESS CURATES HOLISTIC INTERIORS TO ENHANCE PATRONS’ WELLBEING 2020-11-24T04:14:05Z stepz-fitness-curates-holistic-interiors-to-enhance-patrons-wellbeing Acknowledging the impact of physical surroundings on psychological states and wellbeing, Stepz Fitness - an Australian owned gym franchise - has implemented a carefully curated and holistic interior design approach across its fitness and wellness centres to stimulate psychological and physiological responses in their patrons. This fresh approach aims to enhance the ability of Stepz patrons to exercise in a more peaceful, productive and positive state of mind. According to Sydney based clinical psychologist, Georgia MacNevin “the design of our physical surroundings can have a significant impact on our psychological state and wellbeing.” Holistic interior design is concerned with the wellness of the mind, body and spirit of the individuals that inhabit the space. Stepz Fitness has embraced a fresh approach to its interior design and layout, by adding indoor plants, wooden materials and communal tables near the entry that are welcoming to patrons in a non-intimidating and comforting environment. Stepz Fitness Franchisor, Sam Waller notes “that approach to holistic interiors allowed us to create a new design using more natural materials and calming interiors, which is not common in the health and fitness industry. “We have created a new space that allows people to feel better when they’re walking in and focuses their minds on their workout and themselves, as opposed to worrying about what other people are thinking. “The physical and mental health of our patrons is seen as a marriage between two equal and interconnected entities, whose individual conditions determine the balance of wellness experienced by the whole.” Stepz wellness centres have incorporated specific aesthetics, materials and elements derived from nature and psychological research, which MacNevin says can boost the ability of the mind and body to feel calm, collected and happy. Stepz Fitness considers most gyms to be devoid of natural beauty, affording little-to-no room for any of those energising elements to exist in the room and give life to their patrons. According to MacNevin, there have been many studies into the psychological and physiological benefits of natural environments leading to a range of positive outcomes for our wellbeing, including “stress reduction, improved mood, enhanced attention, and cognitive functioning. “Natural materials like those used in the Stepz wellness centres can have a calming effect… [and] are great for increasing positivity and productivity.” Stepz Fitness has invited nature into the gym by adding indoor plants and greenery to each workout space. MacNevin adds “these days, psychologists are prescribing outdoor activities like gardening and hiking to address a range of mental health issues. “Being in open green spaces helps clear the mind and makes people feel happier or less stressed… [and] including that in the Stepz Fitness environment can be beneficial to their moods and general wellbeing.” According to a recent survey by Arboretum, 42% of 2,000 participants said that being around plants improved their mental health. Indoor plants also assist in improving the air quality of interior spaces, which is particularly important in workout environments where physical exertion is key, as patrons need all the oxygen and purified air they can get. Meanwhile, maximising the amount of natural light that filters into each room was an important consideration of the Stepz Fitness interior design team. Experienced naturopath, Layla Metcalfe advises “natural light is one of the most important natural elements to filter into any indoor environment, offering health benefits to Stepz patrons inhabiting that space. “Not only is it your body’s best source of vitamin D, which boosts the immune system, but also a crucial ingredient to increasing mental health and productivity… [while] assisting the body in absorbing melatonin to regulate sleep cycles more efficiently.” Stepz Fitness prides itself on offering the newly curated holistic interior design to enhance their patrons’ wellness of mind, body and spirit. To see more visit