I was slightly perplexed at a response I had recently from a new client. Admittedly, it doesn’t take much to perplex me!
When I take on a client, the first thing I do is ask lots of questions. One of these questions is “Do you have a gym membership and what equipment do you have to train with?” The client’s response was “No gym membership but I will join when I get fitter”.
This got me thinking, wondering and scratching my head. Did they think there was a minimum fitness level to go to the gym, were they worried about not knowing what to do or what others might think? Or that they’d get more value for money if they could use more of the equipment? Did they think everyone that goes to the gym is super fit and that they wouldn’t be able to keep up? I wasn’t really sure. It turned out to be a mixture of all these reasons and a few more.
To get better at a pretty much anything you need to do it. Practice makes perfect or it certainly makes you better. Home workouts are absolutely fine but if you have access to a gym then it opens up a whole load more options.
The minimum standard at every gym I’ve ever been to is that you pay. That’s it. I don’t know of any that require you to pass a fitness test. And as I’ve said before, nobody cares what anybody else is doing in the gym.
There is so much scope, especially at modern gyms, for all abilities, fitness levels and preferences. You’d definitely get your money’s worth. Just go. Simply start. With consistent effort, improve you will.