New gym, new routine’s, new people?! This can be quite the daunting experience for many individuals so don’t feel like you’re the only one. Also, don’t let it scare you from adding a consistent gym visit to your lifestyle.
One of the easiest ways to get over your initial gym fear is by enrolling yourself in a group fitness class. They can vary in time, tempo, and physical exertion, so don’t hesitate to try multiple classes to see which fits your fitness level.
The beauty of these classes is that you don’t have to know what you’re doing because the instructor will guide you through the entire session. You can expect a friendly environment where most people are trying out new exercises and aren’t expecting any experts. Often times a sense of comradery is created between members and instructors who attended classes together consistently. Further building trust, a sense of group pride, and collective wellness.
New to class?
What’s more, as long as you tell the fitness class instructor you’re a newbie, he or she will be more than willing to help you out and give you extra attention if you need it. Instructors are often skilled in noticing those individuals looking for more of a challenge and those looking for a more consistent intensity.
At Elite we offer a variety of group exercise classes from yoga and pilates to kickboxing and Zumba.
Once you take the plunge and sign up for a class, simply show up early, tell your instructor you’re new, and find a good spot somewhere in the middle of the room where you can see the instructor but won’t be blocking everyone else’s view. You’ll blend right in and will be easily able to take cues from the instructor and other participants.
Don’t worry – Before you know it, you will be hooked!Get Started! Tell us about your goals!
By Marie Grandelis, Member Services Representative at Elite Sports Club-Brookfield