Tips to getting started

Joining a fitness facility and starting an exercise program can be an overwhelming and intimidating process for most people. Here are a few tips on how to get started and stay committed.

  1. Set a goal- no matter what your reason is for joining you need to have one. set a goal for what it is youre trying to do but make it realistic. if you don’t know WHY youre joining the gym then you probably wont have much motivation for continuing to come, especially when if it gets difficult.

  2. Make a commitment- no matter what your reasons for joining a gym are, you have to make a solid commitment to showing up on a regular basis. Set aside a time each day that you will commit yourself to coming and stick to it. don’t let anything get in your way of showing up. that hour a day that you commit to yourself and your workout program is yours and your health is worth it!

  3. Research- there are plenty of magazines and websites that can help you figure out what to do when you get to the gym. read and research what type of workouts and programs you can do to help you reach your goal then go to the gym and apply them. but be patient. results don’t come overnight.

  4. Hire a professional- hiring a trainer is one of the best choices you can make to help you on your way. having a trainer gives you the accountability of having to show up at a certain time and get your workout done. it also gives you the chance to learn from someone else what to do to accomplish your goals without having to go through the trial and error of figuring it out on your own.

Don’t let the idea of joining a gym intimidate you. come in, sign up, and start using those tips to get you started on your fitness journey.

Harley Ryder