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Tips For New Gym Starters

new gym starters

At LED we typically see an influx of new gym members at the beginning of the year as many people try to kickstart their year with the resolution to achieve a new exercise goal.

A few months in and some of these new starters may still be struggling to find their feet in the gym environment – particularly if it is the first time they have ever joined a gym or health club.

Here are some tips to help ensure your new gym journey is an enjoyable and successful one:

Tips for new gym starters

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Personal training, nutrition consultations, InBody compositions analysis and health referrals are all things which you may not initially be interested in or feel you need, but being aware of these options is still useful should your needs change in the future.

Try different things until you find something you enjoy:

There will be no “one-size-fits-all” exercise program – try to not worry about what everyone else might be doing but rather try different programs, classes, and activities until you find something you truly enjoy and that you will be motivated to stick to.

Keep track of your training:

Setting goals and writing them down as well as keeping track of your progress is a very useful tool to help you stay motivated and to see how far you have come from when you started. Try keeping a record on one of our programme cards or download one of the many apps available for doing this, while you can analyse your improvement with a InBody stat at your local centre.

Don’t worry about what others are doing:

The best tip to stay motivated is to find something that YOU truly enjoy – others at the gym may be working towards certain goals or targeting their training around their own injuries or health conditions which may not suit someone else – everyone is unique – if you are unsure, always ask one of our trainers for advice.

Build up gradually:

Going from nothing to trying to train every day of the week could lead to burn out and injuries. Start slowly, for example twice a week and build up from there – consistency is by far the most important factor when it comes to achieving fitness goals – so rather stick with a sustainable plan than one that is difficult to maintain in the long run.

If you’re interested in branching out on your current workout, but you don’t know where to start, speak to a dedicated member of our gym team who would love to help. Our trainers are here to support you, from designing custom goal specific program and providing nutrition advice, to carrying out body composition assessments – all of which can be booked in person or through the LED App.

Remember, the only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.

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