When it comes to exercise and fitness, the gym is perhaps the most convenient place to achieve your goals. These establishments have everything that you could possibly need to get into shape under one roof – from cardio equipment like running machines, cross trainers, static bicycles, and rowing machines to weights, yoga mats, and resistance equipment. However, while they provide all of the equipment and assistance that you could ever need, you do have to remember to take along a few things yourself. Here are some essentials that you should throw into your gym bag ahead of each visit.
Now that the weather is warming up, it’s natural to want to look your best and give your fitness and appearance a boost so you can enjoy the summer. But if you’ve been off the workout wagon for a while it can throw up one important question- what do I wear? When you have an interest in fashion you will of course still want to look good in what you have on, but feeling happy and confident in your clothes can also give you a boost and actually make you more inclined to get that workout in. Here are a few exercise clothing essentials to add to your wardrobe.
If you’ve ever heard the song by U2 that says “you gotta get yourself together, you got stuck in a moment, that you can’t get out of… don’t think that later will be better… you got stuck in a moment that you can’t get out of”. This is very similar to how many of us feel about the state of our physical fitness.
For many people the idea of going to the gym is terrifying. We’re unhappy with our bodies, we know our fitness levels aren’t what they should be, and we worry about what other people will think. We don’t want to be on machines or lifting weight next to super fit gym bunnies who make us feel worse than we already do and so we just don’t go.
Now, we all know how difficult it can be to get up off the couch and hit the gym for a strenuous workout. Your home, you’re comfortable, there’s a new season of Game of Thrones to catch up on: everything is pointing to spending the evening in only one way, and it doesn’t involve a treadmill or anything like that. However, you know, deep down, that you’ll feel much better for hitting the gym than sitting in front of the box all night. Below, we offer five tips for when you really need to dig deep.