5 Tips on Getting Started and Committing to the gym

Don’t put it off any longer, get started at the gym and enjoy yourself!

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5 Tips on Getting Started and Committing to the gym

It’s a new season, and a lot of people have big resolutions to get fit, join a gym or maybe just start using that gym membership that they’ve been paying for for so long. We get it, getting started at the gym can be intimidating and overwhelming, that’s why we’ve collated some tips that will help you get started and keep going.

Bring A Buddy

Training with a friend isn’t for everyone, but it’s a great help and comfort when you first start. You and your friend can try new exercises together so that you don’t feel silly, and if you do feel silly, at least you’re in it together!

Invest in a PT

This might not be realistic financially for everyone, but a couple of personal training sessions to get you started and show you the ropes will do wonders for your confidence. It’s super helpful and a worthwhile investment to have a PT show you some exercises and how to perform them, it could save you a lot of stress figuring it out on your own, and potentially even spare you an injury from incorrect form.

Plan Your Session

Plan and write down what you are going to train and what exercises you are going to do in your session. This way, you won’t be dawdling around the gym looking like a lost puppy. You can make your way with purpose to the equipment that you need, and you won’t feel confused at all.

Do What You Enjoy

Exercise isn’t punishment. If you don’t like running on a treadmill, then don’t. If you don’t like doing burpees, don’t do them. Exercise and the gym are about discovering the way that you enjoy moving your body and doing it. Find something that works for you, and you’ll feel happier and more confident during your gym visit.

Get Into Routine

Newsflash: getting yourself to the gym isn’t always about being motivated to do so, it’s often about routine. Make your visits to the gym part of your days and your weeks, whether that means going in the morning before work or in the evening before dinner. It’s not necessarily something you’re motivated to do, but something you’re scheduled in to do. It might be tough, but you’ll be happy you went in the end!

The gym isn’t for everyone, but if you want to get more active this year then it’s a great way to start! While it’s daunting at first, the most important thing to remember is that no one at the gym is judging you, everyone is focused on their own workout, not yours. Don’t put it off any longer, get started and enjoy yourself!

Bring A Buddy

Training with a friend isn’t for everyone, but it’s a great help and comfort when you first start. You and your friend can try new exercises together so that you don’t feel silly, and if you do feel silly, at least you’re in it together!

Invest in a PT

This might not be realistic financially for everyone, but a couple of personal training sessions to get you started and show you the ropes will do wonders for your confidence. It’s super helpful and a worthwhile investment to have a PT show you some exercises and how to perform them, it could save you a lot of stress figuring it out on your own, and potentially even spare you an injury from incorrect form.

Plan Your Session

Plan and write down what you are going to train and what exercises you are going to do in your session. This way, you won’t be dawdling around the gym looking like a lost puppy. You can make your way with purpose to the equipment that you need, and you won’t feel confused at all.

Do What You Enjoy

Exercise isn’t punishment. If you don’t like running on a treadmill, then don’t. If you don’t like doing burpees, don’t do them. Exercise and the gym are about discovering the way that you enjoy moving your body and doing it. Find something that works for you, and you’ll feel happier and more confident during your gym visit.

Get Into Routine

Newsflash: getting yourself to the gym isn’t always about being motivated to do so, it’s often about routine. Make your visits to the gym part of your days and your weeks, whether that means going in the morning before work or in the evening before dinner. It’s not necessarily something you’re motivated to do, but something you’re scheduled in to do. It might be tough, but you’ll be happy you went in the end!

The gym isn’t for everyone, but if you want to get more active this year then it’s a great way to start! While it’s daunting at first, the most important thing to remember is that no one at the gym is judging you, everyone is focused on their own workout, not yours. Don’t put it off any longer, get started and enjoy yourself!