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Am I Using The Sauna Correctly?

Am I Using The Sauna Correctly?

Saunas are not just a fantastic post-workout experience, they offer numerous health benefits, including improved circulation, and detoxification. With saunas available at select clubs*, you have a great opportunity to enhance your overall well-being. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your sauna experience:

Hydrate Before and After
Before entering the sauna, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. The heat from the sauna may cause you to perspire, which can lead to dehydration. After your sauna session, replenish lost fluids by drinking lots of water or having a hydrating beverage like coconut water.

Start Slow
If you're new to saunas or haven't used one lately, start with shorter sessions to allow your body to acclimate to the heat. Begin with 10-15 minutes and gradually increase the time as you become more comfortable.

Wear Appropriate Attire
We require you to sit on a towel and wear swimwear in the sauna. Choosing lightweight, breathable fabrics allows your skin to breathe and sweat freely.

Sit or Lie Down Comfortably
Find a comfortable position in the sauna, whether it's sitting or lying down. Relax your muscles and focus on deep breathing to enhance relaxation and stress relief.

Respect Sauna Etiquette
Be mindful of others using the sauna. Keep conversations quiet and avoid bringing electronic devices or loud music. Always sit or lie on a towel to maintain cleanliness.

Rinse Off After
After your sauna session, take a cool shower to rinse off sweat and open your pores. This helps to remove toxins from your skin and leaves you feeling refreshed.

Listen to Your Body
If you start to feel dizzy, lightheaded, or uncomfortable, exit the sauna immediately. It is essential to listen to your body's signals and take breaks as needed.

Incorporate The Sauna into Your Routine
To maximise the benefits of the sauna, consider incorporating it into your regular gym routine. Whether it's after a workout or on rest days, regular sauna sessions can help improve recovery and overall well-being for both your body and your mind.

The sauna can be a wonderful addition to your gym experience, offering both relaxation and health benefits. By following these tips, you can make the most out of your sauna sessions and enjoy a rejuvenating experience every time you visit the gym.

Remember to stay hydrated, listen to your body, and embrace the warmth and relaxation the sauna has to offer!

*Sauna facilities are available at select locations only.

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