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25/10/2013 at 13:52
I finally got to my target weight today but despite that, I'm fed up of not liking the way I look. I'm going to join a gym this week (I'd prefer not to and to go running or join a boot camp outside, but I need somewhere that has a creche for M) It has been that long since I joined a gym, I have no idea what I should do there! Any tips? My problem areas are hips, saggy tummy and my thighs!!
Would it be worth getting a few sessions with a personal trainer to get an idea of what work outs wrk best for me too is it that just unnecessary spending?
25/10/2013 at 14:01
Do you get an induction to show you how to use the machines etc? I'd just ask the trainer as you go round what he/she recommends for those areas. For thighs the easiest thing is squats and lunges!
25/10/2013 at 14:13
You should get an induction when you join. When people join my gym they get a couple of induction sessions and the owner will take them round a few times and do a programme for them.
25/10/2013 at 14:18
Well done on reaching target WS!
You will get an induction at the gym and they will ask what you'd like to work on and show you what equipment to use. However I'd love to have a PT as they work you so much harder then you work yourself so if you can afford it then GO for it.
25/10/2013 at 14:23
How rude of me, I forgot to say well done on reaching your target
25/10/2013 at 14:28
can you do a legs bums and tums class ?
when i had my PT she got me to do alot of planking- if you google 30 day plank challenge print that and follow it, its amazing i did it alongside the 30day ab challenge !
25/10/2013 at 14:34
Thanks ladies, I'm pretty chuffed!
It says there are inductions included when I sign up so I will ask. I think I might book a month with a PT just a few days a week too and then keep on at the suggested programme.
Monnie- the classes are extra and the gym membership is pretty pricey so I can't do them as well. I'm going for this gym as it's got the crèche facilities and a few friends recommended it.
25/10/2013 at 15:39
It will depend on the induction, some will do you a plan as part of the induction others just show you how to use the kit.
If you have the money book a PT even once a week for a month will give you an ideas for working on your own. If they are a good PT they will help you create a plan with a goal so you can work on your own and then maybe just book an occasional session to update things if you feel the need.
If you don't fancy PT interval training for cardio and free weights for toning always seems to work best for me.
25/10/2013 at 16:15
Ws congratulations on the weight loss. I go to a gym but I'm never that disciplined to work hard, I have a pt once a week go supplement it, I only do a half hour session but I've seen a big difference in toning. I only really have he gym membership because it's joint and fairly cheap, h uses it more than me. Do they have personal training studios over there? Here they offer 2:1 training which halves the cost. I find that I tend to repeat my exercises at the gym whereas a pt will vary exercise weekly which speeds up the impact
25/10/2013 at 17:20
Wel done for reaching goal!
I had a PT for 6 weeks after R was born and found it really good. Although the induction is good I find it hard to stay motivated but by having a PT they pushed me harder and towards the end as I could see the results it pushed me to keep going on my own..
26/10/2013 at 05:54
Thanks ladies. I actually discovered yesterday that I'll get 4 1:1 PT sessions included in the membership fee so I'll use those in the first month and see how I get on.
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