If you’re feeling motivated about change and are ready to get serious about your health, then we’re here for you. At Fit Central in Columbia, we’re eager to help you reach your fitness goals. However, it’s normal to feel nervous before joining a gym for the first time or joining a new gym. If this is the case for you, read today’s blog about what to how to make the most of it.

Location Matters

When you’re first starting out at a gym and you want to stay motivated and get results, location is key. A five-minute drive or bike ride from your home is easy to plan for and hard to talk yourself out of; a drive that takes an extra 30 minutes out of your day could lead to a very different scenario. If the gym is located far away, determine what you’ll do to make sure you still attend. Perhaps you work out on your way to or from work, you always have a workout bag in your car, or you sign up for classes ahead of time.

Try It Before You Buy It

This one may seem like a no-brainer, but it can be just as important as finding a good location. When you visit the gym or attend group fitness classes before signing up, you can get a good idea of the culture, perks, and trainer experience. Your first class is free at Fit Central in Columbia so you can see if we’re a good fit for you.

Do It For Your Health

If you’re only going to the gym so you can fit into that one pair of jeans or look great at your high school reunion, then your fitness journey won’t last and you may just find yourself looking to join a gym again next year. Instead, focus on health. When you attend group fitness classes with the goal of health in mind, you’ll get results.

If it’s not your initial goal, though, then that’s OK. Keep working out at the gym regularly and keep health in mind, and you’ll start to see a mental (and physical) transformation. You’ll eat better and be more active outside of the gym, and you’ll truly make healthy life changes.

Attend Group Classes

One of the best parts of joining a new gym is attending group fitness classes. You’ll get more out of your workout, benefit from the instruction of personal trainers, and make friends in the process.

Here at Fit Central in Columbia, we truly believe in the strength and power group fitness classes and personal trainers bring. We’re not as enthused with weight machines, treadmills, and other equipment that doesn’t get the job done. That’s why we don’t have them!

We’re the first facility in Columbia that only offers small-group personal training and private classes. Our classes can fit your busy schedule, and our small-group personal training costs a fraction of what other gyms in Columbia cost.

When you join a new gym, it’s also important to remember that nobody cares what you look like! You’re not there to impress anyone — you’re there to make positive life changes and stay in shape. It’s also important to remember that it takes baby steps. You won’t have the perfect body after working out for one day or even after a month’s worth of workouts. Listen to your body and your personal trainers, though, and you’ll be in great shape in no time.

We’re excited to have you join our gym. Contact us with any questions or to sign up for your free class, or join us today! You’re one gym membership away from your fitness goals — what are you waiting for?