But it doesn’t have to be that way. However, it’s important to remember that everyone was once in your shoes! Even the person you see bench pressing 600 pounds or has been in the plank position for the last 10 minutes.
There’s always the first step to getting started. There’s no harm in looking like a dopey person, and nobody will remember how you couldn’t hold a 2kg dumbbell by the end of the day.
You may see somebody asking to “spot them” to their gym buddy or the local trainers when you take a gym tour.
You may find it awkward, but there’s no harm in asking for help from the person standing next to you. Even that person might have started somewhere. Some days you are just stuck on something different than usual; sometimes, things seem impossible because everything looks complicated without understanding where all the pieces fit together. Don’t let your fears hold you back from reaching your fitness goals.
With a bit of help from the staff at your local gym, you can make working out a part of your routine.
Here are some tips that you may find helpful.
1) Find Yourself a GYM BUDDY – A gym buddy is someone you can exercise with, working out simultaneously to help motivate each other. A gym buddy usually has similar fitness levels or the same goals, and it benefits both of you because you can offer advice and watch out for one another. Some people also find it helpful when they have certain health conditions, such as asthma or diabetes, that make exercising difficult.
Exercise partners are essential because it’s easier to stay motivated to exercise when you have someone around who is actively doing the same thing as you. It can help people move on even when they don’t like it. It can also help people who have difficulty finding the time or getting out of bed alone.
For your workouts to be successful, think about where you want them done but do not worry too much about what equipment you need in case something fails.
2) Take PROFESSIONAL HELP – Personal trainers are there to help you reach your fitness goals, so they’re an excellent resource for beginners. They can create a customized workout plan for you and provide guidance and motivation throughout your journey. Don’t let your fears hold you back from reaching your fitness goals. With help from these resources, you’ll be on your way to success in no time!
A personal trainer works with you individually to help design an engaging exercise program, keep you in shape, and ensure you work for all muscle groups safely. The responsibility of meeting with your coach for a scheduled appointment can help you stay on track and achieve your goals. Personal trainers are an excellent resource for beginners who need help getting started and more experienced athletes looking to push themselves further.
Trainers help you to build yourself in different ways like:
Increase Accountability: Maintaining a workout routine and doing it continuously can be challenging. Especially when you’re expecting someone, but they keep you hanging, and you end up being a potato couch. Here’s where a trainer comes into the picture and helps you to schedule your routine efficiently.
You learn about your body in many ways: Most of the time, we need to figure out how weak or strong our body can be and to what extent we can pull up the bar. A newbie needs information to learn how to maintain a specific posture, what size you need to bend and how much weight you should carry at a time.
Your trainer knows a lot about the human body and psychology. They can help you learn a proper form, which equipment to use and how to use it, which exercises will be practical for your body and a lot more.
3) TALK TO THE STAFF – The staff at your gym should be able to answer any questions you have about using the equipment or getting started with a workout routine, and they may even be able to give you some helpful pointers. With a bit of help from the staff at your local gym, you can make working out a part of your routine.
4) ASK A FRIEND – If you have a friend who’s already a gym member, ask them for help getting started. They can show you around and help you get comfortable with the equipment and layout of the facility. You can even make them your gym buddy!
The Bottom Line
Getting to the gym may not be easy at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll find a reason to get in there and pull these bars up. All you need is a little help and motivation, and in no time, you’ll find yourself helping someone new.
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