Don’t be afraid of joining a new gym, use these tips to make the most of your gym experience.

 I’m sure you are probably thinking about joining a gym (or actually going to the gym you are paying for monthly!) It can be a little intimidating which is why many people tend to skip out. It’s not as scary as you think! Getting into a routine will definitely help you reach your goals and help you feel better overall. Use these tips to help you get comfortable during your workouts!

GO WITH A BUDDY

Grab a friend and bring them with you. Having a friend go to the gym with you will make things a little less awkward during the whole process. Friends are great because they will also hold you accountable for your workouts. You can both plan on a day and time to meet so you know you can’t skip your workout.  Fitness Group Canada  offers free 7 day guest passes for friends and family!

FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH EQUIPMENT

Knowing your way around the gym is definitely going to make a big difference when joining a gym for the first time. There is a lot of equipment in a gym that can really intimidate you, but it doesn’t have to be scary! Some of those machines will give you a great butt or that six pack you’re looking for. Fitness Group Canada will have an employee give you a tour the day you sign up.  If it’s been a while since you’ve been in and need a fresher course, just ask about Personal Training!

INVEST IN A PERSONAL TRAINER

Personal training is an awesome thing that will really help you get comfortable in the gym and reach all of your fitness goals. A personal trainer can help show you all the ropes of the gym. They will teach you how to use each and every piece of fitness equipment and show you the ones that are really going to help you target any specific areas you want. Your personal trainer will push you to your limit, they will hold you accountable for your workouts, and they will keep you on track, and will be there for you just for simple motivation and support.

GET NEW WORKOUT APPAREL!

If you’re new to the gym, chances are you are new to working out in general. If you feel uncomfortable showing up to your new gym in an old t-shirt and old, stained sweat pants…it may help if you have new fitness clothing. Having new clothes that you can work out in will give you a boost of motivation. When you look ready to exercise, you may feel more ready to exercise. Along with clothes, buy a heart rate monitor. Heart rate monitors are awesome because they show you how many calories you burned and what your heart is while you are working out. This is a great way to gauge the intensity of your workout.

BOTTOM LINE

Don’t be intimidated by the gym. It’s supposed to be a place where you can go to release tension and break a sweat! Fitness Group Canada is a fun and stress free environment, with friendly members and staff. Once you start going to the gym more often and working out on a regular basis, you will slowly feel more and more comfortable going. The gym isn’t a scary place!