workout, fitness

The Benefits of Having a Personal Trainer Helping You Work Out

Having a personal trainer can sometimes be the best thing that could ever happen to you. I mean when I first started out working out way back when, it had always been difficult for me to get up and head to the gym.

There were several reasons behind that…some were because I was worried that I would show up and I would have no idea what I was doing. Some were because well, since I didn’t know what I was doing. Continue reading

07Apr/15
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Why It’s a Good Idea to Work Out at a Gym

Gyms can be quite intimidating. I mean I know this one myself, personally–there was once a time that I actually was very intimidated to go to the gym to do my work outs. Before I became a personal fitness trainer I was always hesitant to go to the gym. I always had some sort of an excuse.

I was too tired, or I had too much work to do, or I was too sore… no matter what it was I always had some sort of an excuse. But as time went on, I realised that the gym was actually one of the best places that I could possibly work out in. I’m not saying it’s THE best place, but it’s definitely one of the best.

What makes a gym so special anyway? Why is it such a good place to work out in? Well, these reasons won’t always apply for everyone, and well, it may not be able to persuade you to sign up for a membership or to use one that you already have… but

I’m writing this post anyway on the off chance that someone out there reading it might get inspired to get their ass back into gear. Who knows, right?

So here are my reasons why it’s a good idea to work out at a gym…

Accountability
pilatesWhen I first started going to the gym, I made a friend or two. We all decided to hold ourselves accountable when it comes to our work outs.

It was tough going at first, but eventually with their help and support (and texts of “why weren’t you in the gym today?”), I finally got into the habit of actually going to the gym. It’ll help you if someone holds you accountable.

Availability of Equipment
gym-equipmentOne more reason to go to the gym is the fact that there are just so much more kinds of equipment available, compared to working out at home (unless of course you have a full gym set at home in which case can I be your roommate please? :P).

Naturally the quality, quantity and condition of the equipment will vary depending on the gym you go to, so choose a good one!

Space
spaceGyms also have a huge amount of space (again, depending on the gym itself), at least in comparison to your flat or your house.

And in some gyms there are even some popular multi use games areas where people can lay down their mats and do their exercises or join in a group class. You can do your around the world lunges easier without worrying too much about space!

Environment
I don’t know about you, but when I’m at a gym I find it easier to get ‘in the zone’ for my work outs.

Seeing other people pushing their bodies hard and hearing the music pumping through the speakers (or through my earphones) while at the gym just makes me want to do my best and feel the burn!

You might want to refer to this video showing an instructor talking about gym safety when you’re new to the gym: