From our Gym Manager, Paul
- Be realistic
Many people who start an exercise routine in the New Year can fall by the wayside by the end of January because they’ve set themselves unsustainable goals. Be realistic about what you can do! If 5 x 2 hour sessions per week is not sustainable, don’t try and commit yourself to that. If you can only realistically do 45 mins per session, stick with that -just make sure you get the most out of those 45 minutes!
- Mix Things Up
It doesn’t have to just be about the gym, it could be one gym session, one swim and one class. The more variety you have in your routine, the more likely you are to stick with it for longer.
- Don’t fixate solely on weight
Your body weight is by no means the be all and end all, it’s what that weight is made up of, that is far more important. Your body shape can change completely without your body weight necessarily changing much at all. Speak to a member of the gym team to have your full body composition analysis done!
- Don’t be afraid of the weights
Many people still fall in to the trap of thinking that weights are just for people who want to bulk up, the truth is, strength training is beneficial for absolutely everybody. The more lean muscle you have, the faster your metabolism will be and the more calories and fat you will burn.
- Follow a Programme
Having a structured routine to follow will keep you much more focused! The MyWellness app allows our instructors to upload your program for you to view on your phone as well as giving you handy pictures and videos to remind you exactly how to do the exercises you’ve been recommended.