Summer is well and truly in bloom, and many of us are getting cracking on a shiny new fitness quest for that long awaited summer holiday.
For gym newcomers, the gym floor can be a little daunting. Nobody likes to stand braced on the treadmill, haphazardly pressing buttons in hope that something will happen. So, as a Village Gym member, we want to ensure you feel fully at home, which is why we've outlined a few tips to get you started, and on track to achieving your fitness goals...
We know, 'nobody bothers with gym inductions', though ours offer a lot more than a humdrum tour of the floor and how to use our gym kit drivel.
As a Village Gym member, we'll sit down with you to chat about what you want to achieve, which bits of kit you might love and what motivates you to get your sweat on. We're fully aware that the sun is shining and that being in the gym isn't the top of your fun list, so we'll do our best to ensure you get the most out of your workout in the time that you have.
We'll still walk you through our cutting edge equipment to ensure you know how everything works, and offer you a few pointers on technique if you need it. We'll also keep you up to speed with our latest classes, member events and innovations, so that you have all the help you need to get your fitness quest truly started.
Join The Group
Pounding away on the treadmill isn't for everyone. If you need a little more creativity to your workout, our list of studio classes is brimming with the latest circuit, body combat, zumba and HIIT sessions. No matter what your style, there's something to get excited about.
Bring A Buddy
Working out with a friend makes it much harder to shrug off the gym in favour of an afternoon tipple. Ask us about day passes for a friend to come along and offer some motivational support. Be an absolute gem and book them in for a spa day to wind down after your sesh. Check out our spa days here.
We get it, it's all very exciting. You've just become a part of a club, not to mention the bumper crop of smashing benefits that come with it (Not sure? See here).
Set your expectations realistically. If you set out to hit the gym 5 days a week, you may quickly lose the motivation once the fatigue kicks in. Take it slowly... it's not a race. Unless of course, you're training for a race.
Make time for the gym when you have a window of time to fully commit to it. If you're rushing, you're not working out effectively, and your results will be a little slow to show.
Grab Some Support
It’s often difficult to get going or keep yourself motivated, which is why many of our members are already reaping the benefits of Personal Training.
From weight loss to muscle building, our Personal Trainers know which exercises work best for for your personal goals. They'll drill down into exactly which exercises you need to master and offer tips on the best technique for maximum effect.
Increase the efficiency of your gym sessions and maximise your workout time to achieve your fitness goals with one of our expert Personal Trainers. Contact your local club to find out more about Personal Training sessions.
Welcome on board!