Singleton’s healthier than couples claim

Following the results of a national survey which shows that individuals in a long term relationship are less likely to exercise regularly than singletons, PureGym Mansfield, on Nottingham Road, have decided to offer a 50 per cent joining fee discount for all new sign-ups for the next week in a bid to get Mansfield couch potato couples exercising again.

The survey carried out by PureGym revealed that almost a third of singletons are working up a sweat in the gym at least once or twice a week. Similarly, 31% of respondents who were within the first six months of a relationship were exercising at least a couple of times a week.

But by the time relationships pass the year mark, rates of exercise start to decline. Just 16% of those in a 1 – 3 year long relationship are exercising twice a week, with this figure dropping even further, to just 5%, for couples in a relationship of 4 – 6 years.

General Manager of PureGym Mansfield, Linsey Kay, said: “The figures from the national survey got us thinking about how we could get more people back exercising regularly, particularly those people whose focus on fitness has fallen by the wayside since getting loved up. We all know that exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and I think it can play an important part in a healthy relationship too.

“We have therefore decided to offer the 50% joining fee discount for all new members who sign up. We hope this incentive will help encourage more people, and particularly couples from Mansfield to get back in the gym.”

Linsey added; “Our gyms are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which makes it easier for people to fit exercise in to their busy schedules. We also don’t tie our customers in to lengthy contracts, so they are free to give the gym a try and decide whether to stick with it on a month by month basis.”

PureGym is the leading provider of affordable fitness in the UK, with 49 sites nationwide. Membership fees start at a purse friendly £10.99 a month, with the facilities available to members 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To claim the offer please visit www.puregym.com before 31st August and enter discount code RELATIONSHIP50.