In this particular article, we will go through a list of things that you definitely are not aware about before joining your first fitness session. Of course, you are not to be blamed for your ignorance; just that, no one actually bothers to explain to the newbie before they sign themselves up for any fitness sessions.
Moreover, and quite unfortunately, not even the internet really has a bunch of well resourced information for the newcomers. Anyway, let’s get the cat out of the bag.
1. It’s Pointless to Feel Nervous
One of the most important things that you must know before attending the first fitness session is that nervousness leads to unneeded worrisome thoughts, which further breaks your confidence. Fitness sessions are no way close to going to war; instead, it’s exactly the opposite.
You will be surprised yet happy to know that there will be many in the class who will encourage and motivate you to learn and grow. Usually fitness sessions are all community centric, which means it helps the community members to work on their fitness while having a good time with each other.
2. What to Bring in The Class?
You may perhaps not find anything extraordinary about the basic list of things that is expected for you to get in your class, but it really is imperative to carry the right stuff along. For instance, no one would want to sit in your sweat, and therefore, carrying a clean towel is mandatory.
Sensible footwear is also a must in order to prevent injuries. In addition, if your fitness session has a locker facility then you may want to bring a good lock for the locker. It is a good idea to consult the administrator of the fitness session to let you know about all the things that you must bring to the class.
3. Get a Brief Overview of The Fitness Etiquettes
Know what to wear: It’s not always too obvious to know what to wear in a fitness class. Of course, you have to wear what is comfortable to you, but it is also necessary to be mindful of other fellow fitness mate’s views.
Know the shower rules: Most of the fitness sessions have shower time limits mentioned on the bathroom doors. Please don’t go overboard with your showers, and keep it short. Make sure that you carry a good quality antifungal soap for shower. And, if soaps are not your thing then carry a shower gel.
Share the equipments: If you find someone standing close to the machine, check with them if they are still using the machine. If they are not done, then request to let you “work in”, which means that you will take turns for doing sets.
4.Look Out For Free Fitness Sessions In a Park
We all know how ridiculously expensive it is to attend paid fitness classes. Luckily, there is free fitness classes open to first timers especially in summer season. All you need to do is fill out an online registration and waiver form to participate in free fitness classes. Many student unions offer free fitness sessions that includes yoga, kickboxing, or zumba.
Going to an unpaid fitness session is a great way to tone up while saving money. Getting fit for free is now a reality.
4. Take a Mate Along
What better way to fight your nervousness than with a mate. It will be a lot of fun to have your friend next to you while the two of you enter the unknown territory for the first time. A friend will help calm you down, and also keep you regular with your sessions. It is strongly advisable to take a friend along for your first fitness session.
5. Take Care Of The Hygiene
Being fit can be quite daunting and full of sweat. Make sure that you look forward for fitness sessions without compromising the hygiene rules. Don’t forget to take shower after the session is over. Always opt for the best available antibacterial soap for the showers. Good quality soaps and shower gels will help in keeping the germs and bacteria at bay.
Don’t even think of sharing a towel or any other personal hygiene items with your fellow athletes. Keep personal drinking bottle water with yourself. Don’t share the drinking water with others. It’s not rude to not share personal items but it’s just fair to yourself and others.
Gone is the time when fitness was meant to be only for those who were financially resourced. There is no need to despair; now getting in shape without spending money is possible. Keep your eyes and ears open for those free fitness sessions that requests for registration form and waiver form filling.