If you want to get fit, lose weight or tone up chances are that you’ve already identified your local gyms. That’s all well and good, but knowing where the local gyms are, or even joining one is only the start. You need to attend, and regularly too.
However in today’s busy world, you are probably already struggling a little to find yourself some free time, and if you’re not careful you’ll soon sacrifice those things that you enjoy the least – which could include the gym! The worst thing you can do is to subscribe to a membership and then never attend, that makes no sense – you’d be paying to not go! So here we’ll try and help by looking at how to make the most of the gym and the time that you are there. You’re more likely to stick at it if you start to see results sooner, and that’s a good thing. So if you’re feeling motivated and intent on making a change, read on to see ways in which you can make that change stick.
Joining a gym alone is never going to help you achieve your goals. You need to go. At the same time you need to be working hard whilst you are there. For example you may be at the gym for two hours at a time, three or four times a week which sounds great, but if most of that time is stood waiting for others to get off the machines that you want to use, or spent chatting to people, or worse still on social media talking about the workout you should be doing, then you are wasting your time and moreover your membership. Don’t start off by spending lots of money and thereafter regretting it in the short to medium term, the only pounds you’ll be losing are from your pocket! To get the most from your membership, you need to use the gym to your advantage, and here are some ideas on how to do just that…
Right And Wrong
Not all gyms are created equal! There are good gyms and bad gyms, gyms that are suitable for your needs and others that are simply there to relieve you of your hard earned money. Choosing the right gym for you is the first and perhaps most important step to getting the most from it. Don’t be fooled by the hard sell, promotional deals, or something that seems too good to be true. Gyms are businesses and they need to make money. Their primary source of income is the membership subscriptions and so they have become adept at selling them. Think about your own needs, timescales and priorities and always be prepared to walk away. There will always be another gym to train at. If you’re not sure at first, rather than subscribe to a full membership perhaps opt for a pay as you train option letting you try as many gyms as possible before you pick … Read More