In early January, people tend to get motivated.
- They decide to head to the local gym and sign up for membership.
Most often, these people are overwhelmed with the selection of machines available to use. They don’t know how or where to start. The amount of choices can be overwhelming and deter people from working out. If a person doesn’t know how to work out effectively and properly, there’s the risk of injury. That can be discouraging. Plus, the wrong style of workout will fail to provide results. People then give up too quickly. The majority of people who sign up for the gym in January are no longer there by the end of February. I think that group fitness classes are a great way to get started. Most gyms offer a selection of types of classes at all different times and days of the week. They offer beginner and advanced levels. The classes are taught by certified professionals who know what they are doing. All you need to do is follow along. Trying different types of classes is a good way to meet new people and figure out what’s right for you. Spin classes are really popular, burn a lot of calories very quickly but are super demanding. It might not be the right fit for a beginner. There are yoga classes geared toward the novice gym member. Yoga focuses on range of motion, strength and balance. There are also pilates, circuit training, HIIT, boot camp and a long list of options. Another idea is the treadmill. Most everyone can manage to walk on the treadmill. It doesn’t take long to build up enough stamina to run. Running provides quick results and allows for improvement.