Starting a gym membership, kind of intimidating right? Especially if it’s your first one. You might not know exactly what you’re doing, but you know you are there to improve your way of life. THAT is what’s important. The last thing on your mind needs to be worrying about what anybody else thinks of you while you are there. Believe it or not, I was that way when I first started going a few years back.
I was fresh out of high school and just arrived to college at Dixie State University. I had never had a gym membership, but I had lifted a little through high school due to playing football (more like goofed off the whole time unless our coach was looking). Anyways, I knew I wanted to start going to the gym since I was done with sports and still wanted some sort of physical activity. I found a Gold’s Gym and went to get a membership. This place was HUGE. Everywhere I looked there were muscles on muscles, a little intimidating to a scrawny kid like myself.
The best thing I ever did was choose that place to workout. I still had no idea what I was doing, but I’d walk around, lift a few weights, and watch the guys who were in good shape and take notes on everything they were doing. A few weeks into it I had watched enough people and studied enough of what they had been doing that I could put together my own workout routines.
My point is, if you are deciding to start a gym membership, the number one rule is to go in with a plan. I see so many new people walk in to the gym that are new that fail to do this. They walk around dazed and confused only to end up over at an ab bench doing a few crunches and leaving, never to be seen again.
If you are new to the gym and not quite sure on how to get things started with your workouts there are a few different options to choose from:
1: Hire a personal trainer that your gym offers. (expensive)
2: Hire an online trainer/coach that will set up a plan for you. (less expensive)
3: Do some research on exercises and find what is going to work best for you, YouTube is great for this. (FREE)
Also, since we’re on the topic of workout routines and what not, we’re going to make things super simple and layout a workout program that is going to work great for any beginner in the weight room. It consists of 3-4 days a week.
Day 1: Upper Push (chest, shoulders, triceps)
Day 2: Rest
Day 3: Upper Pull (back and biceps)
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Legs and Abs
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: repeat
(For a more detailed plan with specific lifts email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set something up for you.)
For someone new in the gym, there is no reason to try and spend 5-6 days a week lifting. You’re body is going to respond just as well with a 3-4 day a week program and you’ll get great results IF you stay consistent.
We’ve layed out the foundation for you. If it’s something you are really interested in, shoot us an email and we’ll happily put together the workouts you should be doing to hit these body parts in the correct manner for FREE.
PS: Big things are happening for us kids here in the near future! We are very excited to announce that the agreements have been finalized and we will be bringing our own gym the “FIT FACTORY” to our small town of Preston, Idaho in the next couple of months. A gym where we can all learn and get the results we are after together. The building is under construction as we speak and the BRAND NEW equipment has been ordered and ready to ship. More info on this journey to come soon!