Hi. I promised to share with you an experience of my first day at the gym, so carry on reading if you want to know how it may look like.
All stared, like it usually does, with people around me who joined the gym and exactly from people who I live with. In my case, they influenced my choice of the place I would attend to. I was told that their gym does a special offer which lasts only till the end of October. Basically the rules were very simple. Whoever joins before the end of October pays only for the month of December and attend all classes, swimming pool and other facilities of the gym from the joining day. To put it out simply one month was for free and I am happy as well that I didn’t need to sign a contract, so I decide how many months I want to stay there 🙂 Membership in my case cost ?49,90 in Granada, Spain, but of course every gym will have it’s own prices, so you shouldn’t take that number as a guide. Just find the most convenient place for yourself in your local area. That would do for you. I’ve found already a cheaper one (?20) in the same distance from the place I live. It’s smaller and probably without a swimming pool too, but I plan to change for something cheaper as I will not have so much time to work out then, but I still want to take care about my well being.
First day at the gym
Actually I didn’t train on the day I signed up. I came a day after. On the first day at the gym I didn’t want to train too hard as my muscles are not prepared for a heavy work out. I decided to start from a treadmill to warm up and then surprise… One of the trainers working there approached me and told me I need a towel to keep my sweat in there. It’s not what you think! I didn’t look like a water fountain. I haven’t even get tired after an approximately 1 min jog. The boy was nice and explained me to go to his colleague at the reception called Inma and she would provide me with one. She did like he said, but just to be kind I told her it’s my first day at the gym and I won’t bother her next time. At the beginning it’s normal to don’t know things. I didn’t know that, although that wasn’t the first time in my life I joined the gym. I carried on my general work out, that means I was trying to use as many muscles of my body as possible, but with just a little weight. Finally I decided to focus more on my back muscles and biceps adding some shoulders exercise. Till today I feel in my body effects of that training, especially in mentioned earlier lower back muscles, so the rest time will extend till tomorrow morning.
I got to know some staff working there, I got to know machines, now I need only to be persistent 🙂