So you can’t wait to begin working on a new you.
But if you don’t set about your gym journey in the right way, it could be over before you’ve even got started.
Doing it right is important, and we’ve put together ten steps to increase your chances of success at working out.
Use the induction
It is a demonstration of the equipment and sets you a basic programme to get started. So don’t ditch it.
Go in with a plan
Doing the wrong exercises can be just as harmful as doing nothing at all. So don’t try to wing it.
Thirty minutes is enough
Once you start training, it’s quality that matters – not the hours you put in. So build up gradually, as you get more experienced.
Don’t limit yourself to cardio
Once we hit the age of 30, we gradually start losing muscle, so resistance training is a must.
Start with machine weights
Until you feel comfortable and have a better understanding of what your body is capable of, stick to the machines. Free weights can wait.
Invest in a trainer
Take up at least one session every couple of months, to assess whether you’re doing the right exercises to achieve your goals.
Don’t get too heavy
Start with light weights, to reduce the chances of injury, and build up from there. Don’t be a hero!
Avoid the influence of others
There are too many gym bunnies who want to give you advice they’ve read in a magazine, or heard from a friend. Listen only to the expert trainers.
Do some classes
Keep a varied timetable to prevent yourself getting bored and giving up.
Don’t be self conscious
Your fellow gym-goers are far too absorbed in their own routines to be looking at what you’re doing or wearing.