The best way to get started is to start. The hardest part is often finding a place where you feel safe and supported, and can then focus on improving your skills. If you feel like the gym could be an intimidating place for a beginner – or if you want some help with setting goals or tracking progress – please read on! We’re here to help.
Gyms can be intimidating.
Some gyms can be intimidating. When you walk in and see people who look like they’ve been working out for years, or when you hear the loud music, or when someone asks if you a question about an exercise and you have no idea…it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and want to turn around and go home.
It’s also easy to think that gyms are only for people who have been working out for years and know what they’re doing–but that isn’t true! Marble Strength is a great place for beginners who want help getting started safely and learning about fitness in general.
Fitness is a skill.
Fitness is a skill. You can learn it, and with practice, you will get better at it.
As with any other skill, the more time and effort you put into learning how to be fit, the better your results will be–and the more likely it is that you’ll stick with it for life.
Developing the skill takes time and consistency. It won’t happen by sitting on the sideline wondering whether or not this is going to work.
Work with a Coach.
A coach can be a great source of motivation, as well as a tool for helping you set goals and track progress. A coach can also help you set new goals, so that if you have been working towards one goal for some time and feel like it has become too easy or stagnant, it’s time to move on to something else. Finally, coaches are there for improvement: if there is something about your routine or diet that needs changing (or even just tweaking), they’ll help guide the way!
You may ask a friend to help guide you through the process. That friend has been working out for years and seems like they know what they are doing, but a lot of times that friend doesn’t know how to get you started and what progressions are going to work for you simply because they aren’t a Coach! They are in shape for themselves and can plan their own workouts, but you might need more help than that.
Years ago, before I was a Coach a few friends knew I worked out everyday and asked me for help. I just gave them the workout I did and modified it a bit. Guess who never came back to workout with me?
It wasn’t until I gained more knowledge on helping people find what they were looking for that I realized starting with a friend wasn’t optimal. If you want to get good at a skill you may need to consult a professional. Which is what we are at Marble Strength.
Set goals, track progress, set new goals, keep improving.
Setting goals is a great way to keep yourself on track, but it’s important to know that there are some rules. Goals should be specific and measurable, achievable within a reasonable amount of time, realistic and written down.
Here’s an example: “I want to lose 5 pounds by the end of this month.” This goal is specific because you know exactly what weight you want to achieve (5 pounds). It’s measurable because it gives us an exact number that we can use as our benchmark for success or failure (losing 5 pounds). It’s achievable within a reasonable amount of time; we have 30 days in which we can work towards this goal! And finally–it was written down!
Get started safely and confidently at a gym that wants to help you succeed
It can be intimidating to start at a new gym, especially when you’re just starting to get into fitness. But don’t worry: we want to help you feel comfortable and confident in your training environment.
A good coach will help set goals for each session, track progress towards those goals, and provide feedback on how to improve over time (and even celebrate with you when the goal is reached). They will also encourage healthy habits outside of their sessions together so that you have lasting success with your fitness journey
The hardest part about joining a gym is walking through the door. Give it a shot. Give it a real shot! Spend time with that Coach and If you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!