With the New Year here and people looking to get cracking with their resolutions we know that many of you will be looking to join a gym but worried about starting.
Gym anxiety is a big deal for a lot of people who feel intimidated by the prospect of starting at a new gym. So we have a few tips for those of you that want to join a gym but have nerves about doing so.
If you want to learn more about Boss Gym you can enquire here and one of our team will be in touch.
1. Get Help
One of the biggest things that can make you nervous when you start the gym is not knowing what you are doing. There is nothing worse than walking around like a headless chicken with no idea of what any of the equipment does, wondering if people are judging you (which they aren't but that doesn't make it any easier)!
If you aren't confident then make sure to book in an Induction (at Boss we do 3 Free Induction session for any member who wants them). By getting shown how the kit works, you will be able to use what's available with more confidence.
2. Have A Plan
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
The main reason you will feel lost in a new gym is not knowing what you want to achieve or when you don't have a plan for the workout.
If you are unsure of what to do see point 1 above!
As part of the induction process at Boss our PTs will write you a training plan to get you started.
3. Find A Quiet Spot or Time
Monday evenings is the peak time for most gyms so if you want don't like crowds, avoid the times that are busy.
Early mornings, middle of the day if work / family allows, or weekends tend to be quieter times and can help you feel more at ease.
You can also find space that's not used so much. The studio and upstairs room at Boss are generally free and means you can train alone!
4. Find a Gym that you Love
We are of course going to say that place is Boss Gym but you need to make sure you are using a gym that you enjoy. Not all gyms are the same so just because you didn't like one, doesn't mean another isn't going to work for you.
You are just as important as the person who has been training for 20 years, so make sure you are in a location that recognises that and treats you as such.
(We pride ourselves in our friendly, fun atmosphere - here's what others have had to say)