Exercise Tips & Tricks
Be Consistent. People say it takes 21 days to make something become a habit, so keeping your gym routine going for 21 days could most definitely improve your lifestyle in the long run and you’ll become a more healthier you. Here at Palms we provide a personal programme included in your membership and this can be renewed every 6 weeks.
Remember: A workout is meant to be challenging, no one ever said exercise was going to be easy!
Always walk into the gym with a plan, even if it’s just the different machines you would like to use or the muscle groups that are going to be worked. Having no plan isn’t very motivating and you may get distracted and not reach all your goals that week.
Don’t be too harsh on yourself, we have all come a long way already and you shouldn’t compare your story to anyone else’s. We all have our own goals and different journeys to get there, so don’t be disheartened if someone is a little further ahead. You will get there, just give yourself some time and patience.
UPDATE YOUR WORKOUT PLAN
Trying something new each week is good to ‘shock the system’ and to keep your body on its toes to develop and train in different ways.
Embrace strength training. It can increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. It can help you to manage or lose weight and it can increase your metabolism to help you burn more calories.
Compound movements are great exercises to target more than one muscle group and will burn more calories as there is a lot more involved. Compound movements are great to progressively overload your muscles because they enable you to move more weight than isolation exercises. If you are interested in a compound exercise programme, then pop into Palms and speak to one of our fitness instructors.
KEEP A DIARY
Log the details of each workout from your ‘personal bests’ to calories burned. Keeping a record of each workout will help you to keep on top of your progress and motivate you to push towards your new goals.
If you have any questions whilst you are here at Palms – please speak to one of our Fitness Instructors Tessa, Jordan or Erik. They will be more than happy to help you!