About this group
There is no doubt that gym culture is thriving. According to the Leisure Database Company, the number of gyms and members hit an all-time high in 2016. 1 in 7 people in the UK is now a gym member.
The rise of Instagram fitness stars to inspire training and smartphone apps to direct training have helped to support continued growth of gym membership. Hobbies like weightlifting and cross-fit have peaked in popularity, with more people lifting and many lifting heavier.
Regular exercise is beneficial for general health and health insurers now encourage gym membership. Lifting weights can lower body fat, improve posture and back pain and promote good cardiac health. However, whether you’re a recent follower of cross-fit or a competitor in amateur lifting competitions, the stress you place on your body can lead to unfortunate injuries.
AXA PPP healthcare offer 24/7 nurse phone support, live advice with Ask the Expert online service and Fast Track Appointments service as standard, helping to get customers back on your feet (and in the gym) as soon as possible. Common lifting injuries such as lumber disc prolapse, hamstring tears and shoulder impingement may require scans to diagnose and recovery can be improved with expert physiotherapy: both of which are available cover options with AXA PPP healthcare.
We believe that regular gym-goers deserve a better deal on their health insurance to reward their efforts to stay fit and healthy. So, we’ve negotiated an exclusive offer for Bought By Many members: £100 voucher for nutrition and sport supplements when buying AXA PPP healthcare insurance. AXA PPP healthcare are also offering 12 months health insurance for the price of 10 and 50% off membership at PureGym.