We’ve all thought it before; “I have to get back to exercise, but I need to get in shape before I can join a gym… “
As a business that has been in business for over 35 years, take it from us, there is not better place to be when you want to achieve your fitness goals than a facility who can help. No matter your shape, size or fitness level, working with a fitness professional in some way will help you achieve your goals, help you avoid injury and set you on the road to success.
A gym/fitness or recreating centre is a place where you will find people who have similar health and wellness goals to you. You will also find experts who will be able to help you achieve those goals and with the COVID re-launch, it is the perfect MID-YEAR opportunity to reconnect with your fitness routine and reach those goals.
Some find a gym setting intimidating, I’ve been around fitness all of my life and every time I go into a new gym when I am away on vacation, I have those feelings too. I think, how do I adjust this machine? Where is that machine? Are people looking at me not know how to find the lever to adjust this machine? I get it, but I always remember that the people in the facility are just like me, I should just ask.
When it comes to getting to know the equipment, the best resource available would be to check in with the front desk/reception, they are the hub of the facility and can get you the help you need. Most facilities have an “orientation opportunity of some sort” for new members. It’s there for you to not only take advantage of but to also meet some new, like-minded people and/or staff to help you feel more comfortable in your new gym surroundings.
This session usually introduces you to the equipment in the facility, how it works, how to turn it on, how to adjust it best for your body, etc.
If you have no idea where to start or what to do… Personal Training is the answer you are looking for! Personal Trainers typically offer a free initial consultation to discuss goals, timelines, previous history etc. If learning more about working out, your body and your health and wellness is what you are looking for, this one on one opportunity is a great way to meet with an expert about your needs specifically. If you have a set goal, Personal Training is the most direct, individualized way to achieve it.
Maybe you are more interested in classes but again are not sure where to start and what class would be best for you. Ask to speak with the facility’s Fitness/Group Fitness Director, they are your resident expert on the group classes. They build the schedule and know what every class is like from an intensity level to the type of experience you will have. They also know their instructors and know the best fit for what you are looking for.
A fitness centre is a community of like-minded people, all focused on their health and wellness, no matter their shape or size. Use your community to your advantage and jump in with both feet – meet new people, experience new things, you will never regret the investment!