There are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Find out how training with RTW could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Connect with other people

Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, where isolation has hit us all hard. It is important to keep connected to:

  • help you build a sense of belonging and self worth
  • give you an opportunity to share positive experiences
  • provide emotional support and allow you to support others

  • If possible, take time each day to be with your family, for example, try arranging a fixed time to eat dinner together
  • arrange a day out with friends you have not seen for a while
  • try switching off the TV to talk or play a game with your children, friends or family
  • have lunch with a colleague
  • visit a friend or family member who needs support or company
  • volunteer at a local school, hospital or community group. Find out how to volunteer on the GOV.UK website
  • make the most of technology to stay in touch with friends and family. Video-chat apps like Skype and FaceTime are useful, especially if you live far apart
  • search and download online community apps on the NHS apps library

  • Do not rely on technology or social media alone to build relationships. Join us at RTW, join the camaraderie, feel the achievement.

Be physically active

Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Being physically active also shows it can also improve your mental wellbeing by:

  • raising your self-esteem
  • helping you to set goals or challenges and achieve them
  • causing chemical changes in your brain which can help to positively change your mood 

  • Join our classes for a social(lly distanced) way of exercising
  • If you have a disability or long-term health condition, we can create a programme to work around your disability
  • The most important part is to start - find out how we can get you from your couch to fighting fit
  • Our coaches can break down the demands of your sport and make you stronger and better at it.
  • Set goals and celebrate WHEN you achieve them

  • You don't need to spend hours in the gym. Fit your new life seamlessly in with your current commitments - soon, you'll barely even notice, and you'll even start to miss it when you skip a session
  • Avoid burnout - find a programme you enjoy

Learn new Skills

Research shows that learning new skills can also improve your mental wellbeing by:

  • Boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem
  • Helping you to build a sense of purpose
  • Helping you to connect with others

At RTW we enable you to learn new skills, improve on old ones, in an effort to build confidence and self worth. The sense of purpose we bring to our gym will transfer into your everyday life and put a spring in your step.

  • Sign up for a wide variety of classes, programmes and routines to vary your workouts and learn new techniques

  • Do not rely on technology or social media alone to build relationships. Join us at RTW, join the camaraderie, feel the achievement.


Research suggests that acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental wellbeing by:

  • creating positive feelings and a sense of rewarD
  • giving you a feeling of purpose and self-worth
  • helping you connect with other people

It could be small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones like volunteering in your local community.

At RTW, our gym is our community. Become part of something bigger.

Pay Attention to the present moment

Paying more attention to the present moment can improve your mental wellbeing. This includes your thoughts and feelings, your body and the world around you.

Some people call this awareness "mindfulness". Mindfulness can help you enjoy life more and understand yourself better. It can positively change the way you feel about life and how you approach challenges.