Gym inductions are often something that people dread, whether you have used gym equipment 100 times before, or this is your very first time, most of us just approach it as a tick box exercise without utilising the induction fully. Despite this, it’s actually a really important step first step on your fitness journey at your new gym. Here are some ways you can prepare to make the most out of your important induction.
Even if you have been to a gym before, it’s so important to learn how the equipment works and the specific etiquette within that facility. Even a treadmill can have different buttons and features, so for your own safety, it’s a great chance to learn how to use everything. Seeing the instructor give a demonstration can really help you to know the correct form to help prevent any injuries.
Don’t be embarrassed
Don’t feel worried about going into your induction even if you are a novice. Everyone has to start somewhere, and pros often need a refresher too. No question is too silly, so if you have any queries or concerns, don’t be embarrassed to ask during your induction while you have the one to one attention. Experienced gym members will be too busy concentrating on themselves to worry about anyone else.
Share your goals
When the instructor is taking you around, make sure to share the goals of joining the gym. Whether it be losing weight or improving stamina, the PT will be able to show you which areas of the gym to focus on and even demonstrate some exercises which will help you to reach your goal. You wouldn’t go to a new hairdresser and say ‘do whatever you want’, you would tell them what you wanted, the same should go when you join a new gym.
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