Millions of people sign up to the gm with the best of intentions. The idea if you are going to revolutionize your life revolutionize your life by going every day and working out as hard as you can.
Aside from paying your monthly fee to the gym, you should be making sure that you are actually doing things inside and outside of the gym to make that membership really work for you. Make sure that you pick somewhere that doesn’t take too long to get to. Somewhere lovely and close will make it so much easier to attend on a whim and regularly.
Set Your Goals
What is it that you are looking to achieve? It might be that you want to improve your fitness levels overall. Perhaps you want to shed a few pounds or tone up. It might be that you are training for a specific event.
Before you commit to anything make sure that there is the ability to book a certified personal trainer to help you stay on track and put together your personal fitness plan.
Classes & Passes
If you have the time, and you probably do, then book a range of classes. Many people stop going to the gym because they fall out of love with stepping machines and static bikes. But the truth is that there is pretty much something for everyone – as long as you try it out.
Spinning, circuits, FIIT and all of those other great classes are worth trying out.
If you aren’t sure about a gym, ask for a couple of day passes, so that you can work out if their busy peak period is going to work for you. Some gyms are so busy at certain times you’re hard pushed to get a machine. But if you are spending all of your time waiting, then that membership is going to fall by the wayside eventually.
It can be tough to start a new gym and walk in with confidence. But, it is worth remembering everyone in there is on a fitness journey. And, everyone will be sweaty and pushing themselves – so much, so they won’t notice what you’re doing at all.
There might be the odd one or two people in there to pose a little, but most people in there will be working hard on improving their health. If you see someone who is ultra in the zone, then use them as inspiration – their dedication is excellent.
Wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t make you feel on show, and is still breathable.
When you start any type of workouts, you’re going to need to fuel your body in a better way. You might be eating really well already, and that is great, but you might find you need to add more proteins and carbohydrates into your diet. Providing energy and helping to build muscles as you progress.
Plenty of water is going to be essential too.
When it comes to making the most out of your gym membership, you also need to have the mindset to keep it up.
How do you get the most out of your gym membership? I’d love to know about it in the comments below!