Have you recently signed up for a gym membership, or even renewed an existing one?
Even if you’re a long-time fitness fanatic, sometimes you can let it slip and only return to your regime after a long time out. While it’s great to get back to it, letting it slide can be one of the worst things you can do. You may have even read up on how to become a personal trainer. It could be an ambition, but if you’re not getting enough out of your gym membership it could just be out of your grasp.
Here we’ve got a few points to stop that happening.
Don’t become a statistic!
Whilst there may be millions of gym members up and down the country, it rings true that only a small percentage keep up with a regular weekly or daily fitness regime. This really highlights the importance of not becoming simply another non-gym-going statistic.
One of the biggest reasons why people let their training regimes slip is boredom. You need to keep things varied. Try and change up your workout regularly as this will not only keep you interested it will also ensure you’re using a variety of different muscle groups and building up more of an overall fitness.
It’s also vitally important to ensure that you choose the right gym, so that you can be assured of actually wanting to turn up on a regular basis… and that means looking for a gym that offers a pleasant atmosphere, a good price plan and, of course, personal trainers on hand that can challenge and hold you to account.
Other sound tips include bringing your own iPod or iPhone to ensure that you are accompanied by your favourite, highly motivating workout music, as well as to take the time to learn the gym equipment and how to correctly use it. The latter is particularly vital if you are to avoid injuries and frustration.
Speak to one of the gym instructors if you’re not sure how to use some of the equipment. Don’ worry about appearing foolish. If you’re not using a machine correctly, it could actually be hindering your fitness rather than improving it.
Pass on your enthusiasm and expertise!
But of course, it is one thing to extract the maximum value from your existing gym membership, and it’s another thing to put the experience and wisdom that you have accumulated in the gym to an even nobler end. That end is, of course, other people’s health and fitness.
Yes, that’s right… we’re talking about the possibility of you becoming a personal trainer. If this is something you believe you can do… that you really want to do. Then have a look at the variety of personal trainer courses available to you.