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SilverGirl Posts: 1517
Hey everyone. Ok .. I need a tip or two on what I will need for joining a gym. I have just filled out our application forms so will prob be starting next week. May seem like a silly post but I've never been a gym member before so dont really know what to expect. Hoping to use it mainly for the swimming pool so I have that side of things sorted, its just the clothes side of things for when I'm sweating like a pig trying to use the machines :o0 :o0 Is there anything in praticular I need? Only runners I own are DCs and dont think they will be suitable :o0
Paul-Hurley Posts: 221
If you plan on using the gym, I'd recommend you first buy a pair of comfortable runners. If you go to a shop like Champion Sports, they'll advise you on the best type of runners for your needs. Brands I like a lot are Asics, Puma and New Balance. There are lots of great deals on runners at the moment, with a lot of them on sale for half the usual price. I'd also recommend you book an assessment with a fitness instructor, during which they'll assess your fitness needs and goals, make a program for you and show you through all the exercises. Hope that helps. Best of luck! Paul
mrs bmw Posts: 6447
Heatons also have a good selection of proper running / gym runners and is great for cheap but decent enough gym clothes, they also have a good swim section as well. :wv
missfancypants Posts: 413
My advice is to try the classes at your gym - u may be intimidated to go at first but don't be - you will meet people there quite easily and get into a routine then of maybe doing a circut class on a Monday then maybe a bodyball class on a Thursday - I find it easier to stay motivated once I have my classes for the week worked out. Re. gym clothes anything goes - I wear tshirt and tracksuit bottoms and shorts aor three quarter length tracksuit bottoms for Spinning classes! Good luck :o)
mcgrathver Posts: 13
hope training is going well! I sometimes pick nice comfortable gym gear in TK maxx. U prob have already, but you get a programme from a instructor in the gym and write out your goals to keep you motivated and plan what days you are going to go during the week.
SilverGirl Posts: 1517
Thanks for al the help! Would never have thought of Heatons or TK Maxx for clothes .. good thinking. I'll be shopping this week :o0
Senorita Posts: 3413
Another tip is get yourself some good supportive underwear. A shock-absorber bra (or similar) is a must, as are comfy undies :-8 :o0 Towel, and a large water bottle. Bring your ipod just incase the music in the gym doesn't suit you, or bring earphones, if you want to watch/listen to the telly. I agree with the class suggestion. I do a class on a Monday, and I find it a great motivational start to the week.
SilverGirl Posts: 1517
In a way I am terrified of joining the gym .. I was VERY unfit! The thoughts of getting an assessment :eek . If only I could just do it all by e-mail and arrive in and know what to do :o0 :o0 Sports bra is a must for me .. big boobs :o0 :o0
Senorita Posts: 3413
[quote="EmmieLou":2hefyre6]In a way I am terrified of joining the gym .. I was VERY unfit! The thoughts of getting an assessment :eek . If only I could just do it all by e-mail and arrive in and know what to do :o0 :o0 Sports bra is a must for me .. big boobs :o0 :o0[/quote:2hefyre6] Please don't be nervous. Honestly, I felt the same when I joined up first, but it was the best thing I ever did. You won't know yourself in a few months.
SilverGirl Posts: 1517
Senorita .. thanks. I'll try not to be nervous but I know I'll be brinking it :o0 My H2B is joining with me, he cant wait! He's been a gym member before and loves it all.