Starting out with a new fitness regime is an exciting but challenging time. You will want to throw yourself into your new lifestyle, alter your diet and get out and about as much as you can.
One of the most important aspects of sticking to a new lifestyle is having a supportive network of family and friends to get behind you. It can be difficult enough without people trying to get you to the pub or a fast food chain so make sure you tell people that you want them to help you stick to it.
Setting a workout plan can be a great way to get you into a routine at the gym and when you go for your induction you are likely to be asked if you want one set up for you. This will help you to ease in and get to know different exercise groups, machines and free weights that work different parts of your body.
You will also want to wear the correct clothing that won’t get in your way or impede your work out. You will want to stay away from clothing that could cause you to overheat and certain sports performance clothing has been designed in a way to enhance your workouts so it is worth checking out.
Prices for performance clothing can vary but if you are looking to fully kit yourself out then taking a look online for offers can be helpful.
Here are some of the essentials that we would recommend for you if you are staring to hit the gym.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things you will have to think about when visiting the gym. Investing in a good water bottle will help you to do that. You might also want to consider what other activities you are taking part in when choosing your water bottle because running and cycling could change your needs.
Most gyms will have a policy that means you should wipe down the machines you use when you finish with them. Most will provide a spray and paper towels to do this but having a gym towel to dab yourself with during an intense workout will help to stop you covering the place in sweat. Just remember that you are in a gym and sweating is good, don’t feel bad about it.
You don’t want to tire yourself out before you even get to the gym by trying to stuff everything you need into your bag. Getting a good bag will help you compartmentalise everything you need as well so you won’t have to empty the whole thing just to find one item.
There are quite a lot of things that fall into this category including shoes, socks, shorts, underwear and tops. Depending on what you are going to be doing, different clothing will benefit you. Some pieces will be good for the gym or other activities while others are only going to be suited for specific activities.
A big problem for a lot of people can be how boring they find it. Taking music along with you will help to stave off the boredom and drown out the generic gym music that will be playing. Just try not to take up machines by sitting on Facebook, that is definitely frowned upon.