It’s that time of the year when you start to think about how to get “fit” and lose “weight”
You probably think you need to be joining a gym, bootcamp or even hire a trainer.
But just hold that enthusiasm.
You’ve been there before right?
Yeah me to.
It doesn’t really make sense to make the same mistake again unless it got you the results you wanted.
Make a better choice in 2018
So before you join the gym consider these 3 things.
Are you going to make a lifestyle change or looking for a quick result? Will you join then hammer it for a few weeks or months then just let it become that annoying expense that comes out your bank each month. By the way this is what the big gyms want, just imagine if all the members turned up at once?
If you’ve joined a gym before and left. Why not have a good think on the real reasons you left.
2. Are you going to train alone, do the classes or hire a PT?
There’s nothing worse than seeing someone struggle in the gym because they don’t know what to do. Ask a trainer (they should be able to help) as training alone is the worse thing you can do. Why not get a friend to go with.
If you go down the classes route, pick one that you’re going to enjoy. Amazing how many people think training has to be suffering and painful. Yeah it’s got to push you but if you don’t enjoy it chances are you won’t stick to it.
What do you thinks better for results? going to the gym 3 times a week for 12 months or going 31 times in January getting bored/tired/injured then not going back?
3. What’s your diet like?
There’s a well know saying you can’t out train a bad diet. Now the main thing where people mess up is thinking they’re going to go from overeating and consuming a TON of extra calories over Christmas to eating salads or chicken and veg for the rest of the year. It’s a guaranteed way to fail.
You don’t have to give up carbs or sugar to lose weight despite what you hear in the press.
It’s as simple as working out how many calories you need per day to lose weight and sticking to it consistently.
Just promise me you won’t do a new fad diet or starve yourself to get results.
Anything else you think is needed to be considered before joining a gym?
or have any questions regarding training and nutrition?
Let me know.
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Joe Wear is a Strength and conditioning Coach based in Newcastle upon Tyne whose proven strategies from the past decade of coaching can help you re-gain your fitness, lose weight and get back to your best! Joe is certified by two of the leading strength and conditioning organisations in the world the United Kingdom strength and conditioning association (UKSCA) and the National strength and conditioning association (CSCS). He is a former professional footballer with Hartlepool united and achieved his exercise and sports science degree whilst on a football scholarship at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma USA.