When you’re a beginner that’s starting to get into fitness and it’s coming up to your first gym session starting at the gym, it’s difficult to know what to prepare for and what you should buy.
Luckily for you, Castle Gym is here at the ready to give you all the tips and advice you will need when it comes to purchasing for your new journey.
7 things you should consider buying when starting at the gym
Somewhere to write down your thoughts and track your progress is crucial! How were you feeling before and after your workout? Where did you succeed? What do you need to improve on? What are your goals for your next training session?
A diary will become your best friend when going through your fitness journey. It is a safe space for you to write down absolutely everything. No journey is as simple as going from A to B, but having a diary to highlight the good and the bad, can really help you to progress.
Comfortable Workout Gear
When you’re training, it’s so important to wear clothing that makes you feel most comfortable. Workout clothes don’t always have to be a cute matching set- you can literally wear joggers and a baggy jumper if that’s what you’re most comfortable with! You’re only going to perform at you’re best, if you feel your best.
A Reusable Water Bottle
Staying hydrated during a workout is vital. As your body sweats, you’re losing a lot of water, so you need to make sure that you’re replacing it regularly! Low-calorie sports drinks are not the answer that you seek, especially if you’re working on fat loss. Water is 100% the best solution, even if it’s with lemon or cucumber slices!
Wireless headphones are great for when you’re working out. Listening to your favourite music is a good way to stay motivated and reach your targets whilst at the gym. Research has shown that people actually complete longer workout sessions when they’re listening to music. You are more likely to focus on your own workout as well, rather than what other people are doing around you.
Comfortable footwear is just as important as comfortable gym wear. Whether you’re weight or cardio training, you’ll only get the best out of your workout with the most appropriate footwear. The best shoes to choose are the ones that are most suitable for your training. A good way to find the best footwear is to visit a store dedicated to your sport.
Workout and Meal Plans
Sometimes you can feel lost when starting the gym or changing out your diet. A great way to keep on track is by writing down all of your workouts and meal plans into the diary that we mentioned earlier. Even writing down the best ingredients to use for each food group, or writing down how many calories you consume will be a great help to you and your journey.
The most important part about starting a fitness journey is investing in yourself. You need to prepare your mind and body for the change that’s about to happen. It may not be easy to start with, and you can get caught up in comparing yourself to other people’s journeys.
The important thing to remember is you are on your own journey, and not every day is going to be easy. As long as you are in the right mindset, and you’re looking after yourself and also taking rests when needed, there is no reason why you can’t reach your goals.
At Castle Gym, we take pride in looking after each member that joins, old or new. We are here to offer support and advice whenever or wherever you may need it. Whether you’re advanced or a beginner in the fitness industry, everyone is welcome.
Take a look at our range of membership options available, and join the Castle Gym family today!