Trying something new
can be pretty daunting, especially when that new thing conjures up images of
perfectly toned people working up a sweat on machines you didn’t even know
existed. The good news? Joining a gym isn’t as terrifying as it seems, here’s
It’s about you, not
truth is, joining a gym is all about doing what’s right for you. Maybe you’d
like to lose some weight or set yourself up with a healthy routine. Perhaps you
want to train
to run your first 5k or build strength and muscle. Maybe your friend got
you to sign up with them and you thought you’d give it a go. Whatever your
intention, going to the gym is a highly personal experience and you can work
towards your goals on your own terms – flashy activewear or not.
a multi-offering gym like Virgin Active, you can jump into one of the 200+
weekly expert-led group exercise classes like cycle, boxing, yoga, Reformer Pilates or
Grid HIIT training. Or work with a Personal Trainer on your fitness and
nutrition goals. Jump into the pool for some laps or, relax in the sauna and spa.
The good news is that it's your choice; everybody else is busy thinking
about their own goals, so you can too!
It’s ok to not know
what you’re doing – beginner isn’t a dirty word
people are worried about being judged when they’re new to the gym. Everyone’s
going to stare at you when they see you on the bench press and just know you don’t belong, right? Wrong.
The fact is, most people are focused on their own workout and achieving their
own fitness goals, not what other people are doing. And remember, even the most
experienced gym-goer was also once a beginner who didn’t know what they were
doing. Still not quite sure? Take a look at what
to expect from your first time at the gym to help settle those anxieties.
you first start working out, it’s easy to sweat the small stuff (pardon the
pun). How many sets should you do? How long should you rest for? Should you
work out in the morning or the evening? When you’re new to the gym, the most
important thing to do is learn how to use the equipment
safely to prevent any injuries, then build up your level of fitness slowly.
Support is always
walking into the gym makes your head spin from all the possibilities for your
fitness regime, you’re not alone. It’s pretty common to feel overwhelmed by the
volume of choices available: Cardio? Weights? Classes? If you need some
pointers at the gym, our expert personal
trainers, coaches and staff are available to answer any of your questions
and set you on the right path. No matter your level of fitness, we’re here to
provide you with the support you need to get you feeling at home at the gym in
to make a change for the better? Book a personalised
tour at Virgin Active today and banish the gym anxiety for good!