Ok, so the time has come and you have plucked up the courage to join the gym and get started on your fitness journey. You tell those close to you or those you work with that you’ve joined the gym and they start talking about how cardio is the only way forward for weight loss and that you should buy a bundle of supplements to help you out. You go and buy yourself loads of new gym gear, enter the gym then BOOM!
With all of this kit and all of these people, all you can think about is: ‘is that person staring at me’, ‘that is the strangest looking machine I have seen in my entire life!’ ‘I don’t know what I’m doing so I’ll just jump on the treadmill for 30 minutes get a sweat on then leave’.
Before you know it, you are 3 months into the same routine having never left the cardio area. You look the same and you feel defeated because you haven't made any progress. This is a common routine to a large number of people who are trying to change their body but don’t know how.
It’s ok that you don’t know what to do - remember everyone has to start somewhere
What matters is you seek help and do everything you can to get educated on what to do, why and how.
To help you get started on your fitness journey and gain clarity and confidence along the way, here are 5 top tips for you to action and implement:
1) BOOK YOURSELF AN CONSULTATION
2) LEARN HOW TO LIFT
3) START SLOW AND STEADY
4) SET YOURSELF AN OUTCOME
5) WORK ON BUILDING AN ENJOYABLE BALANCED DIET
We know these tips sound simple and it’s much easier said than done because I’ve been through this journey myself. The amount of information out there to guide you on your journey can be overwhelming too which is why I have chosen to discuss these 5 basic tips for you to get started. Start by building a solid foundation to help you advance later throughout your journey. Try implementing these 5 tips and let usknow how you get on!