Are you ready to take the first step in your health and fitness journey but don’t know where to start? It can be hard to decide on what gym and trainer is right for you. The fear of walking into a gym and not knowing what to do or feeling like you are being judged is common in a lot of people. You are not alone!
To add onto the stress of making the choice to start, there are a lot of lose weight quick gyms or advertisements that promise weight loss in 30 days. These are to good to be true. Those ads and gyms are an assembly line and are meant to get people in the door with their cash quickly.
If you hear the words “this offer is only valid for today” it may not be the best place to start. Get fit quick is not a reality. It’s all about balance!
Starting is the one of the hardest parts and falling into a quick fix scheme is the reason so many people lose some weight but then gain it all back and more after the advertised time frame.
Deciding to work towards a healthy lifestyle is a HUGE step so congratulations on being here.
To take the stress out of deciding and to avoid those quick fix gyms, here are 4 Things to Consider when Picking Your Gym and Trainer.
What are the trainer’s credentials? It should be posted on their website but if not, feel free to ask them directly. This is YOUR journey and you want to find someone who is trained to get the results you desire.
Message them on social media or email to see if they are the right fit.
Values is harder to find on the internet, but you can always look at reviews and talk to people who have worked with the trainer before. Also, some gyms offer a free class or a trial week to see if it is a good fit for you!
This is a great place to start.
Try out the gym, meet the trainer and make a decision based on how you feel from that experience.
What are people saying about the gym and trainer? The fitness community is large and to stand out in the crowd, a good gym and trainer will have a stellar reputation.
Find them on social media and see what they are all about. Putting the effort in showing up on social media these days helps build a gym and trainers reputation. If they are not on social media that is a sign to move on to someone else.
Community is huge when it comes to a gym. Everyone that goes to the same gym is trying to do the same thing; to live a healthy lifestyle. Cultivating a community of positivity, motivation and results is why people stay with a trainer.