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First Time Gym Goers: Tips and Tricks

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If you’re a first-time gym-goers you may be somewhat hesitant to start working out with a new fitness regimen or equipment. Don’t worry. There are plenty of people just like you stepping into the gym and hoping to improve their overall health. If you aren’t sure where to start of what to do next here are some tips and tricks for getting the gym and sticking with it.

Stick to a Routine

Any experienced fitness professional will tell you that the most important thing about staying consistent is to create a routine that is easy to follow. For instance, if you like to work out in the morning, make it part of your routine to get up and to the gym first thing every day to create that habit. Once you’ve created that habit of getting to the gym in the morning you will start to notice that it gets easier and easier to stick to your health and fitness goals because you’ve created a habit.

Sticking with a routine can make the difference between losing weight, building muscle, and having the body of your dreams. A professional will also tell you how difficult it can be to stick with an exercise program in the beginning. So don’t lose focus when it comes to creating that routine. It will take at least 4-6 weeks for your body to adjust to the change.

In order to stick to your fitness goals make sure to find a routine that works best for you. There are many options for first-time gym-goers, ranging from home workouts to gyms that can provide equipment and personalized care. Also, investing in good gym clothing like mens gym joggers and tank tops can really help. One of the best gym wear brands that offer all types of gym clothing is Ryderwear. They offer vests, hoodies, track pants, and more. I find that they offer a great variety of stylish items and recommend them!

 

You can also benefit from learning the basics of cardiovascular exercises and proper diet. After the basics are learned, the second step in sticking with a routine is learning how to incorporate these basic techniques into your workout.

Get Your Friends Involved

A gym or fitness center has many options to keep a first-time Gym Goer motivated and on track. You can choose to work out alone or in a group. Just make sure that you are going at a pace that works for you. If you have friends that are at your same fitness level make a time to go together to help keep each other motivated and on track.

Friends and Family can be the biggest help with keeping you on track. It is proven statistically that you are more likely to stick to your health and fitness plans if you are accountable to someone, and working out with friends or family can help you to stay accountable.

Have a Plan

When starting a new exercise program, the first thing you should do is decide on the goals you want to reach. If your goal is to lose weight, make measurable goals to help you reach your desired weight goal. Or if you are trying to run a 5k then building a workout plan to help you reach your goals. Then research the different options available to you. You should also consider what budget you have to work in and if you are wanting to hire a personal trainer.

Learn How to Use equipment

Take some time and research how to use the basic gym equipment. Don’t let the gym bros scare you off from using free weights or lifting, but do make sure that you understand how to properly use the equipment. If your gym offers any personal training sessions take advantage and have them teach you how to lift properly. You will thank yourself and feel like a pro in the gym in no time.

Learn About Supplements

While it isn’t necessary to take any supplements in order to improve your health if you are wanting to see results faster or wanting to perform better in the gym there are many pre-workouts and protein powders that can help improve your gym performance. You can also order many of these online. You can even get high-quality supplements at discounted prices if you know where to look. For example, Supplement Source has great discounted prices for supplements in Canada. If you are unsure of what kinds to try you can even get samples of them as well.

Don’t Give Up

You can do this! If you are afraid of starting your health and fitness journey, don’t be. So many people have started out right where you are, there is no need to worry. And I promise everyone is rooting for you.

 

 

 

Mandy Kloppers
Author: Mandy Kloppers

Mandy is a qualified therapist who treats depression, anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, and many other types of mental health issues. She provides online therapy around the world for those needing support and also provides relationship counselling.