Getting fit and healthy isn’t easy at the best of times. In fact, it can lead to stress when it
comes to looking where to start and choosing between physical vs. digital help. The Gymbook
On the one hand, smartphones are inundated with access to websites, videos, and apps that
tell you how to get fit. You can easily open the App Store and find a bunch of apps that will
instruct you on how to get fit.
The Gymbook Journal
Or you might go onto your social media Newsfeed and be able to find encouragement from your active friends through digital connectivity. However, if you’ve been to a gym recently, you will have seen many people glued to their phones,
scrolling, typing, and snapping away their session.
On the odd occasion, you might have seen people with a pen and paper, making notes and jotting down what equipment and weights they’re using. But which is better, paper or digital?
Back To Old School
We bring you back to pen and paper the old fashioned way of recoding your workouts. The Gymbook journal brings back the real feel. The tactile feeling of actually writing something down. You’re odds of achieving your goals improve by 1.2 to 1.4 once you write something down. It actually changes your body and mindset
But there’s another deeper phenomenon happening: encoding. Encoding is the biological process by which the things we perceive travel to our brain’s hippocampus where they’re analyzed. From there, decisions are made about what gets stored in our long-term memory and, in turn, what gets discarded. Writing improves that encoding process. In other words, when you write it down it has a much greater chance of being remembered. The Gymbook