You finally did it! You’ve just signed up for your gym membership and you’re ready for your first class. If you’re feeling insecure and don’t know what to expect the first time you enter a gym, we have a few tips for you.
Ask For Help
First thing you need to do is to familiarize yourself with gym machines and the best way to do that is to ask your trainer for help. Don’t use machines you’re not familiar with before asking for instructions.
Don’t Overwork Yourself
It’s important to listen to your body when planning the intensity of the classes. Tiring your body mentally and physically won’t help you get in shape faster.
If your plan is to lose weight, gain strength, or increase flexibility, you should know that all of these things require time. Set your long-term goals and don’t be disappointed if you don’t see results after a week of training.
Nobody is Judging
It’s normal to feel self-conscious if it’s your first time at the gym. You may feel that your fellow gym-goers or the instructor are judging you if you can’t do something. But don’t worry – they are too busy doing their own thing and chances are they have their own insecurities.