I’ll be the first to admit that I’m no gym rat, and machines generally intimidate me. So you can imagine my excitement level at meeting with a trainer at Equinox. (It hovered around nil.) But I’m proud to say that I survived the first meeting unscathed and motivated! I met with Nick and discussed diet, health history and my usual workout … or lack thereof. We also discussed my fitness goals and what I wanted to accomplish. So, without further ado, here are my tips for Getting Started, aka Actually Getting to the Gym For Real.
- Set up a time with a trainer. Actual appointments are harder to forget about, and trainers will even give you a roadmap to your fitness goals. (Read more here)
- Be realistic. Think small and baby steps. (This is especially hard for me as I want immediate results.)
- Be consistent. Nick said that changes only come with dedication, as in at least 3 x a week of gym time.
- Be patient! Worthwhile results and good habits take time. (Yeah, so good luck with this one.)
And yes, I ‘m still sore from the Day 1 with Nick! Stay tuned for the results. I’ll keep you posted on challenges and lessons learned. Can’t wait!
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