I use to be a gym rat, in the gym playing basketball for hours out of the day, but as an adult trying to beat the clock of the birth of the new world order (you know, no more paper money, machines taking all the jobs and the extinction of chocolate.). I couldn’t do that anymore, I had to start diversifying my day properly. That being said, here’s three things to consider before signing up with a gym fam:
You go in smiling, people at the counter have an associate give you a tour, everything is everything, trainers on hand, blah-blah-blah and then they hit you with the initiation fee like damn! Which may be anywhere from $60-$500 depending on your location and where you decide to go. I know you’ve heard of haggling for no initiation fee, good luck and may the force be with you. Places like the equinox will have you escorted out. That monthly payment ain’t no joke either, it tallies up and can be very wasteful if your not going regularly. Then there’s gear, gas if you have to drive (side note: I recommend walking if the weather is cool and your 3 miles or less away from the facility), stuff that may catch your eye like junk food and whatever other bullshit you don’t need, all come into play.
2. How committed are you?
You can’t go to the gym two times a week and expect results. Fitness experts recommend 30 minutes a day of physical activity, you can hit the gym 4x times a week and brisk 30 minute walks during those 3 rest days in-between. Do you have time for the gym? 40 hours of a job, depending what it is may leave exhausted and wanting solitude. So plan a schedule that you know you can do no matter what, mark it on your calendar, gym time no interruptions(build that discipline fam) and get the most out of your days. Make sure you stay on top of your gym schedule, because the facilities won’t ask, “why you haven’t been there”. Plan a workout regimen with a professional or if you are knowledgeable enough to make a regimen that progressively builds you to your body goal and has a diet that compliments the gym goals, then your good. If you can’t compose a program that combines working out and strict diet, you could end up working out to be the same.
3. What are training for?
Like what does you daily life encompass, because you don’t need an Olympic training regimen to put shirts on a hanger. Create a regimen that compliments your lifestyle and body goals, for example a low carb diet, lots of cardio and light weight lifting would be ideal for an actor. Know why you’re at the gym, what you need to do, do it and get out. Don’t be crowding up the gym on some I’ll try this type-ish. I can’t stress enough talk to a trainer its free, most don’t even charge for consultation.
Conclusion, know the answers to these questions, set a time, go in focused and don’t go past the goals you set. I suggest figuring out how to maintain the goal, once obtained. Bless your heart and your pockets by cancelling your membership after you reached your target weight and look is reached. Unless you feel you can’t maintain your body without it, then keep your blood sucking gym, but the main focuses of this entry is to remind you to have a plan for your body, think about your everyday life, is a gym convenient for you and don’t give yourself another bill without considering these factors.