fbpx
10-things-no-one-tells-you-before-joining-a-gym

10 Things No One Tells You When You Join The Gym



10-things-no-one-tells-you-before-joining-a-gym

Beginnings are always hard, and joining a gym is for sure one of the things that take the most time doing. It’s about how awkward it feels to be there for the first few times among a bunch of strangers that really seem to know what they’re doing. Keep reading the tips below to find some of the things no one tells you before joining a gym.

Not a single person thinks you’re fat.

Even though you believe that. People don’t even notice you in the gym, as they are too busy with their workout. The only situations in which they look at you straight is to see how to use the equipment.

You learn how to read a personal trainer’s behavior

There’s usually a great competition between the personal trainers at the gym for clients and it’s just OK to accept or deny the help you are offered. As time passes, you will know when you’re doing fine… when the personal trainers won’t try to sell you personal training anymore.

You don’t need to go to every class

Of course, exercising is useful, but some of the classes will simply not be fit for you. That’s why it’s recommended to you ask your instructor (or do your own research) to see if you should attend a specific class or not.

To succeed, you have to check your ‘cool’ in at the door

Being arrogant is not healthy for your experience at the gym, especially if it’s your first time here. You need to learn how to train and that requires paying attention and a lot of focus. Also, the gym is not the place to maintain your sense of ‘cool’ and compare to the others if you want to reach your goals. Before you get in, make sure you know what you’re there for.

To succeed, you have to check your ‘cool’ in at the door

Being arrogant is not healthy for your experience at the gym, especially if it’s your first time here. You need to learn how to train and that requires paying attention and a lot of focus. Also, the gym is not the place to maintain your sense of ‘cool’ and compare to the others if you want to reach your goals. Before you get in, make sure you know what you’re there for.

Space and hygiene rules aren’t universal

Don’t assume every person in the gym respects the personal space or the hygiene rules. Some people are not disturbed by taking over half of the room while changing or to lay their objects all over the place.

Your induction will be about the gym, not you

Most gyms have a set induction program and although the trainers will give you some tips about the exercises you should be performing to achieve your goals, the discussion will focus on equipment safety. However, you should try to ask for advice as it’s better to know where to start.

And if you’re not sure of the gym you want to pay a monthly membership to, download Squat and choose the gym that fits your needs and desires better!

You’ll end up craving ALL the carbs

Going to the gym will make you a carb-craving-machine. Expect coming home after a session of training and craving them immensely. We recommend you don’t give in and stock up on some healthy snacks and foods instead and eat lots of protein to rebuild your muscles.

Say goodbye to half your day

At least in the first few weeks, you’ll be feeling so tired that you’ll spend half of your day laying in bed or napping. But it’s always better to know what to expect, right?

You can put your gym membership on hold. You can also cancel your gym membership.

No one says that you can’t surrender going to a specific gym if it’s not what you were looking for. Most of them have an option that allows you to put your gym membership on hold or cancel it, so just choose what’s better for what you need and take courage in surrendering.

However, you can always check out Squat, and change the gyms you go to as often as you like, based on your needs and wishes.

Well, all that’s left for now is to decide which gym you’d like to go to and what kind of exercises and classes you need to reach your goal. Our app is ready to give you all that information. So what are you waiting for?

Download Squat today

Gyms access around the world from €7.99

appstore
gplaydark