One of my midweek sessions coincides with the "induction programme" for new members. Everyone who joins the gym has to do "training" in the use of the equipment.
Wide eyed and innocent, the troupe hang on every word the instructor issues. Sage advice pours forth.
"Press this button on the elliptical trainer - then this button."
A nervous question:
"I want to lose some weight what do I do?"
"er.. well get on this machine and press this button"
"Do you have any programmes we can follow"
"oh I'll make one up for you"....
The following week the poor unfortunate can be seen turning blue at the extent of the 45 minute workout issued and being driven by the "gym membership" fee.
Now although things have got better.. this really used to get me and others:
A complete novice would pay hundreds to join and then try to recover their fee within a few self imposed tough sessions. Pain and disillusionment would set in and inevitably the customer loses their will after a couple of weeks.
I suppose I shouldn't complain as these fees keep the gym running.. but all the same...
One thing I learnt many years ago is that any training regime has to start slowly. If you're looking to get fit/lose weight.. do not blow your gasket in the first few work outs. Go to the gym for 20 minutes. Take it easy. Get used to the machines and more importantly leave the gym wanting to go back....
Edited by: BOB240 at: 2/19/2012 (15:08)
Finished P90x, Insanity? - full training program here:
| current weight: 196.0