Both offer benefits and advantages that you can take advantage of, in order to maximize the time you spend at the sports centre. But, for this to happen, we leave you some tips:

1. Follow a goal

Leaving behind those back pains, losing weight, running the San Silvestre, doing your first triathlon or learning to dance are fantastic purposes for you to make the decision to train or change what you did until now. Train with energy, motivation and joy, and you will surely achieve what you set out to do. Having a clear goal helps, especially in those days that cost to go to the gym, since it allows you to visualize the goal and go for it.

2. Advice

Let yourself be advised by a trainer, since, after conducting an interview to know your goals, preferences and initial level of physical condition, you can schedule the training that will be composed of sessions in the fitness room and sessions in directed activities. In this way, you will be very clear what to do each day to achieve the goal you set. And take it as something very positive, whether you’re new or not, because, for a long time that you have been practising physical activity, the advice of a professional is always fine.

3. Test different classes

With the exception of cases in which the coach contraindicates a class for any pathology or injury, try to try different activities, whether toning, body and mind or aerobic component. Each type of class includes several activities that will involve different pieces of training for the exercises used, the materials, the type of music or the coach. [/ Inlinetweet] [/ inlinetweet] The more you try, the clearer you will have the ones that you like, the ones that you motivate, those that you enjoy and, above all, those that help you to fulfil your goal.

Group training promotes socialization and commitment, since everyone shares a moment of effort, relaxation or fun, favouring motivation and positivism. The group helps those who have less energy or desire and pulls them to get the best. And the monitor will guide the training so you can do it correctly and safely.

4. Know the fitness room

It is very good to get acquainted with all the equipment of the fitness room, both with the cardiovascular (tapes, ellipticals or bikes), as with the force machines or the functional training area. If you feel safe and you know what each machine is for, you will get more out of them. Ask the coach everything you need and try to set a time to complete the session, in order to make the most of it.

An important advantage is that the fitness room is always available while the centre remains open, so you do not tie yourself to a schedule and you can vary it based on your needs and obligations.

5.Combine both

Each week can be different. For work or family reasons you may not always arrive at the desired time, so if you have complied with the previous steps, it will be easier to choose what to do each day. If you do not get to your favourite class, you know there are others and the benefits they have. Based on this, your training in the room can change from toning to cardio, or maybe a core workout that complements what is done in class.

It is important to look for a balance at the training level and to work all the physical capacities. Both cardiovascular endurance and strength and flexibility are qualities that must be complemented to obtain an optimal physical condition, where body and mind are connected.

If you like to cycle, go for a run or even dance, tone up in the room and train the strength of the lower train, as it will help you to perform more, without counting that you will avoid injuries that interrupt your planning. If what you like are the quieter activities, with gentle rhythms, complement it with cardiovascular exercise, either walking on the treadmill, running or doing elliptical. Your heart will thank you.

I hope this helps you see all the possibilities you have. The excuse of not coming to a class will no longer serve to avoid training. It will depend only on you to get fit, and not on the bus or the subway.