Three Tips For Starting Out In The Gym

Going to gym for the first time can be an awkward experience.

You are in a place you've never been before, doing something you've never done, around a bunch strangers.

Hopefully there is a Personal Trainer there that can help you feel comfortable.

But its totally understandable why this can be a challenging thing.

It would be like me taking a Zumba Class, I would definitely be out of my comfort zone.

I see people every single day come into the gym taking that leap of faith to train for the very first time.

Luckily I am there to guide them on what to do.

But, if your gym doesn't help you with this first experience, here are my three tips to making sure that you start your health and fitness journey the right way.

Number One: Ask for help.

This one might seem obvious, but often gets overlooked. A lot of people may think that getting a personal trainer isn't worth the money. All power to you if you think you can do it on your own, but I 100% believe that every single person will get way better results when they have a good personal trainer to guide them. Most gym trainers will offer an introductory session or deal. Allow them to make you up a workout plan and ask as many questions as you need to. It's our job to help people get results.

Number Two: Don't over do it.

This is the first time you've put your body through physical stress. You are going to feel tight and sore afterwards. You can manage this soreness by not going to hard in the first couple of weeks of your training. You still want to feel good enough the next day to train and also do your job/everyday tasks. Don't burn yourself out too early and think about the long game. Gradually increasing your training load overtime and focus on consistency.

Number Three: Health and fitness is a lifestyle

Right now, training in the gym is something that is probably out of the ordinary in your week. Anyone that you know or see that trains all the time and has a good body, does so because they have turned it into a routine and lifestyle. Health and fitness isn't just a "Four week summer slim down" challenge. It's something you do for life. Don't be discourage if you have one bad workout or miss one day. If we think of training as a lifestyle, one little slip up will not change much in the grand scheme of things. Just try again the next day. Overtime, training and living a healthy lifestyle will become a part of who you are. Just make sure you stay patient and set yourself some realistic goals.

Now remember, starting off is the hardest part.

Once you've taken that first step, just be confident that you are already doing more then 90% of people that are too afraid or lazy to try.

You've made a commitment to yourself to be a better, healthier and happier person.

Never compare your self to anyone but the person you were yesterday, and always try your best.

I hope this helps. :)

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