So, you’ve bought a gym membership. You got some nice new sneakers, some workout pants, and sweat wicking t-shirts. What now? Getting in the gym for the first time can be daunting – even intimidating! It shouldn’t be, though. Soon enough you’ll start to love it, but the first step is figuring out exactly where to start!
Your first day – or even your first week or month – there’s no reason to jump into a taxing, long, complicated workout. You should first start familiarizing yourself with different areas of the gym, and different machines. If you’re not sure how to use a machine, any member of the Omni Fitness staff will be able to show you how! Start trying out various exercises, and see how they feel. Are there some you like more than others?
Sore is Okay
You might be sore the first few times you work out. This is normal! Muscle soreness (soreness not pain!) is a result of using muscles you’re not used to using. Take it slow, but don’t stop if you’re sore. After a while, you’ll stop getting so sore – but it takes consistency. If you stop and start, your body will go back to being sore each time.
Have a Plan
If you go into the gym with a plan, it’ll make it much less intimidating! You can go in knowing exactly what you plan to do. Plan your routine, what stretches you’ll be doing, what machines or free weights you’ll be using, and what body parts you want to work out. If you don’t know where to start with a plan, you can sign up for personal training and have a plan tailored and created just for you.
Take it Slow
Rome wasn’t built in a day! Keep your workouts consistent, but slow. Don’t worry about achieving huge goals! Set realistic ones, and before you know it, you’ll reach them. We’re here to help you achieve any goal you set!