Get back to exercise

Get back to exercise

January might be the typical month for New Years resolutions and work out commitments, but as the summer holidays come to a close, September is a perfect time to get back into healthy habits. With the kids back to school, the return of weekly routines and work commitments, make sure to incorporate time for exercise into your busy schedules! Grab that new gym membership this September and start working on healthy habits.

Here are some ideas to help you stay motivated:

  1. Have a plan.

When life starts to get busy, make sure to schedule time for the gym so it doesn’t get forgotten or overlooked! It can be easy to miss a workout if you are not creating the time for yourself, so make sure to have an hour or two booked in the calendar each week. Not only is it helpful to spend time away from the chaos of a busy week at home, but a good workout can help you focus better and reduce stress.

  1. Reward yourself.

Recognize the small wins in your fitness journey, such as a new PR in the gym, your longest run or fastest swim so far – It is encouraging and motivating to see the development in your fitness journey.

  1. Little and often.

The NHS recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity, which equates to half an hour of activity 5 days a week. Pop to the gym for a quick workout after work or go for a run to wake up before the day starts, but do not feel guilty if you can’t spend long in the gym! A short workout is always better than no workout. Take it easy when you first return to the gym, otherwise you will burn out.

  1. Involve the family.

Now that your weekdays are filled with work and school, it is important to still find time at the weekends to bond as a family. Why not go to the gym together, or take a fitness class as a family? Not only are you spending time together, but you are promoting healthy habits and traditions that will continue to benefit them in the future.


Make sure to find the best membership for you at Better Gym with a range of options on monthly passes, day passes and pay-as-you-go. Discover great value student memberships, junior memberships, and Off-Peak saver memberships.



We are offering your school an exciting opportunity to take part in our Christmas Design Competition to WIN £1,000 and a prize bundle for the winning artist! The Baytree Shopping Centre in conjunction with Brentwood Borough Council are looking for a Festive Christmas Character to feature in our Christmas advertising campaign at The Baytree and across our social media pages. 🎨

Pop your creative hat on, get your colouring pens out and let your imagination run wild! Please supply your character to us on an A4 piece of paper!

Ensure your name, school and contact number is written on the back of the submission so we can contact you if you win! ✅

📍 Please hand or post your entries to:  Christmas Character Design Competition, The Baytree Shopping Centre, Management Suite, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4BX

📅 Entries close at 5pm on Tuesday 31st October 2023

Design a Christmas Character Advert Schools Competition T&Cs.

Free taster classes!

Free taster classes!

Join Better Gym Brentwood on National Fitness Day on Wednesday 20th September. 💪
They are hosting a range of taster classes:
➡️ HIIT 10:30am-11pm
➡️ Body Con 12pm-1pm
➡️ Group Cycle 6pm-6:45pm
– No need to book simply turn up
Plus, catch the team around the centre giving away free day passes! ✅


We’d love to thank everyone who got involved with our One Great Day events across the month! You helped us raise £211.15 for SNAP Charity! 🙌💙

The charity supports child between 0 – 25 years who has any additional need or disability and thier families. No formal diagnosis or professional referral is necessary to access SNAP services.

If you want support or know someone who needs it, click here.