Post borrowed from Actuate Personal Training…
January is a popular time for lots of people to start going to the gym. But most fail to keep up the good work within 2 weeks. This is often due to a lack of a planned approach to attacking their goals and a new year gym programme. There are a lot of things to consider:
- how to use the equipment
- how much rest to have in between sets
- what are sets and reps
- how often to exercise
- how often to do the same workout
- what muscle groups are being worked
- what is best for weight loss or muscle gain
It’s no wonder that 80% of January gym memberships don’t continue. The simplest way to get past these hurdles is to hire an expert. You wouldn’t take up archery, martial arts or gymnastics without employing a coach to show you how so why approach the gym in a different way. A personal trainer can show you how to use the machines/weights, explain exercise selections, work on muscle imbalances and give you a bespoke plan to suit your needs.
In January you can book a one off new year gym programme session with us that will involve designing a 4 week programme aimed specifically at your needs, one hour 1-2-1 in the gym showing you how to do the exercises, nutrition advice and online support.
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