How to Prepare for your First Day at a new Gym

How to Prepare for your First Day at a new Gym

How to Prepare for your First Day at a new Gym

Switching to a new gym can be a great way to mix up your fitness routine and try new things. However, it can also be a little overwhelming to adjust to a new environment. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your first day at a new gym:

Arrive early 

Give yourself plenty of time to get to the gym and settle in. If your fitness business offers tours to new members, take advantage of it. This will give you the chance to familiarize yourself with the layout, equipment, and facilities offered. Having a sense of familiarity will make your workout more comfortable.

Check the class schedule 

Many gyms offer a variety of classes, from rowing to spin to gymnastics. Before you go, check the schedule and sign up for classes that interest you. This will give you a chance to try new types of workouts and find the ones you enjoy.

Pro-Tip: With the Wodify Mobile App, you can browse all class options that your gym offers for your membership type all in the palm of your hand.

Get to know the staff 

The coaches and other staff at the gym are great resources. Not only can they answer questions about classes and equipment, but they can also give you advice on the workout of the day and provide support when needed.

Pro-Tip: With Wodify’s In-App Chat, owners and coaches can message directly in the Wodify app with clients to build relationships and improve client retention.

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Check what the workout will be before heading into class

Before class, use the Wodify App to see videos and outlines of what the workout will be for the day. Not only will you have a better idea of what to expect, but you can also prepare questions beforehand that you might have for your instructors. You’ll feel more comfortable and prepped to tackle the class content. 

Pro-Tip: Wodify’s Workout Builder allows coaches to plan out classes ahead of time and make them visible to clients.

Be open-minded 

Your new gym probably runs things differently than your last one. Don’t be afraid to try new things and step out of your comfort zone. From different types of movements or classes that you've never tried before, be open to trying them out.

Set realistic goals

Set specific, measurable, and achievable goals for yourself. This will give you a sense of purpose and motivation to keep going. Everyone has different fitness levels, goals, and abilities. It's important to focus on your progress and not compare yourself to others.

Pro-Tip: All of your PRs will be tracked and saved through Wodify. We even have a performance graph to visibly chart your progress as you complete more classes.

Switching to a new gym can be an exciting opportunity to try new things and take your fitness to the next level. By following these tips, you'll be able to navigate your new gym with ease and make the most of your membership. Remember to take it slow and be patient with yourself, and don't hesitate to ask for help if you need it. With time and consistency, you'll be reaching your fitness goals in no time.

Have you recently switched to a new gym and have some additional advice for others? Drop some comments on social media and tag us, @wodify!

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