What do they do at a gym induction?

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  1. Sneeze

    Sneeze Silver Member

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    The girl said the induction would include showing me the equipment and a brief fitness test. I assume it's sort of a 'get on the treadmill and we'll monitor your heartrate' sort of thing. I just wondered how much actual exercise I'll be doing?

    The girl said not to do any exercise through the day but I don't know whether to have the salad I was planning for lunch or to go for something a bit more filling?
     
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    They will weigh you, take your measurements,and your height! Ask you some questions, what d'you want to gain out of the gym, just toning or losing weight etc. Ask about your health and any problems you have and whether or not you do any exercise. You must be totally honest, it's easier in the end to admit you're a wannabe ex couch potato than have them think you're semi fit and give you harder work lol.
    The will then introduce you to the gym. I did 3 minutes on the treadmil ( thought I was going to die!),3 minutes on the xtrainer (nearly had to call the paramedics!),3 minutes on the bike. Then was told when I came for a workout they would be 10 minutes each! Well that caused a stand up row lol! ( I survived lol I now do 30 mins on the xtrainer etc!). Then we went around the main equipment where I was shown how to do them and at what weights and repetitions! It's all written down on your workout card with seat heights and positions etc. They will show you where to put your card etc.
    It's nothing too drastic, and they're very helpful so if you forget anything or need advice just ask, that's what they're their for!
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    I never thought I'd be a bit of a gym bunny at my size and weight, but here I am a size 22/24 from a size 28/30 and I love it!
    Good luck and have fun.
     
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    Oh my god I was fine til you said 3 minutes on the treadmill....I'll never be able to run continually for 3 minutes!! :wave_cry:
     
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    RUN???? Are you mad? I walk! Good god I'm not made for running! lol
     
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    at my gym inductiona ll i had to do was fill out a form and i got showed around and got showed how to use the equipment, and got asked to use it so they know i know what to do on it.
    then i got put on a programme, assuming it was based on me using it i got put on a hard programme straight away, i dont evevn need to ask for a new programme now and they make me up a new more intense workout. origianlly had 1 programme, now got 4 to choose from, the 4th being a 10 mile walk or run on the treadmill!
     
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    Oh god! :D I was properly worried about that this afternoon!!

    Thanks hon. I went in and it was virtually the same as what you said. She's showed me through all the machinery I'll be using and gave me a plan. :)

    Thank you for your help ladies. x
     
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    when i got the 4th programme i didnt even ask for it, all i did was say to the instructor that im doing a 13 mile walk and im concentating on more walking, then she just made me up another programme! only walking for 2 hours :p
     
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