How to ease back into the gym
If you’ve made a resolution to get fitter and healthier this year but feel nervous about visiting the gym, get started with these exercises.
January is usually boom time for fitness centres, but the latest wave of COVID-19 has many people delaying their new year's resolution to do more exercise.
Although that’s tough for the fitness sector, there are benefits to not rushing back to the gym.
RACV Club Personal Trainer David Renton says slowly building up to regular workouts will help you avoid common injuries such as muscles pulls and strains.
You’re also more likely to stay motivated and keep training, even after that new-year enthusiasm wanes.
“Many people start off with great intentions but lose motivation when they don’t see instant results,” Renton says.
“There are many ways of measuring your success. Setting a goal of being able to do a full press-up by the end of six weeks is an example. Make it simple and achievable, and keep building on each small success.”