Author: Shannon Boyce
Change can be a good thing. Just think about your fitness routine. It’s easy to get bored doing the same thing over and over again. Branching out and doing something different can help re-energize you and even let you discover something totally new and exciting! If you’ve been eying a new fitness class, now is the perfect time to change it up. There are a few things that you’ll to think about before you tackle that new fitness challenge, though! Starting a new exercise class? These tips will help you get started the right way.
Understand That You Won’t Be Perfect Right Away
You just stepped foot into a brand new class. You’ve never done anything like this before. So why would you expect that you’d be at the same skill level as the people who have been doing it for months? Many of us put a ton of pressure on ourselves to be perfect at everything right away. It’s simply not possible! Instead of getting discouraged and giving up on the class before you’ve really begun, let go of the stress and the pressure. Just take a moment to remind yourself that this is something new. Of course it is going to be challenging! If you really hate the class, that’s fine. You don’t have to come back for another one…but make sure you are basing your decision on the class itself and not how good you are in the first five minutes.
Introduce Yourself To Others
There is no harm in saying hello! Before your new exercise class begins, take a moment to introduce yourself to the teacher. Let them know that this is your first time here and you are really looking forward to the experience. That will let them know that you’re a beginner – and they may give you a little more focused attention, should you need it. Also, make sure that you smile at the other people in the class, be open, friendly, and talk if you feel comfortable. You just may make some pretty awesome gym buddies.
Be Prepared And Ready For The Class
A little preparation goes a long way. In fact, just being prepared can make the class more enjoyable. You won’t be left wishing you wore something different or remembered to bring something important. Yes, preparation can help you feel more comfortable and ensure that you have everything you need to make the class a success.
Some of the ways you can be prepared include: dressing properly for the class (breathable clothing, supportive running shoes, and so on), bringing a re-usable water bottle (you never know when you might need a little hydration!), leaving all jewellery and valuables at home (losing them would be awful), and showing up early (you don’t want to distract from the rest of the class by being late).
Are you ready to mix things up a little bit? Then try taking on a new class. Changing up your workout can be great for the body and mind. To make the transition as simple as possible, follow these tips. You’ll be enjoying your new exercise class before you know it!