So who is guilty of skipping going to the gym, because you think you don’t fit in there? “It’s going to be all gym bunnies or jocks I hear you cry!.” Well, I’m afraid you’re wrong. Your local gym is for all sorts of people, just like you and you could be missing out of on great workout.
Stay At Home Moms
As a stay at home mom, do you feel you just haven’t got the time or money to go to the gym? Well, you can probably get a great deal on gym membership. This is because peak hours in the gym are from 6 AM to 9 AM and 5 PM to 8 PM. People tend to go before and after work in those hours. There are sometimes discounted memberships available for people using the gym between 9 AM and 5 PM, as it’s not so busy. Perfect for stay at home moms. Many gyms also offer a child care facility so you know the little ones will be safe while you take some me time and workout.
The I Hate The Gym Person
Maybe you just don’t like the gym? That’s okay some people just don’t like working out with all that equipment. But remember other options are available at your local sports center. Some centers have a pool, and swimming is a great aerobic whole-body activity, with the benefit of being very low impact. Other centers offer classes like Yoga Tai Chi and Pilates, which can elongate and tone your muscles. Remember going to the gym doesn’t have to mean using the equipment.
It can be difficult for a new beginner to get up the courage to go to the gym for the first time. But gyms are fantastic places to start your exercise journey. Where else would there be personal trainers on hand to ask questions and to provide a thorough induction? It’s essential that you go to your induction. There a personal trainer will show you how to use gym equipment correctly to avoid injury, and assess where you are with your fitness levels. They can then help you plan how to reach your fitness goals. If you need extra motivation why not hire a personal trainer to provide one on one support? PT’s can set you an individualized plan to achieve your goals. This will help you to stay focused and motivated even during the tough bits.
The Race Trainer
Another type of person that can benefit from working out at the gym are competitive runners. If you are training for a 5K, 10k or half marathon, the gym can work for you as you can combine several different activities in one session. You can do your daily run and also use the weights to build muscle tone to get you ready for that race. It’s also good for when the weather is bad, or it gets dark early in the evening, and you can’t get out to pound the pavement.