When deciding you need to get fit, you should figure out if you are going to workout at home or head to a gym. You may choose to research the area and see what classes are available to go to. If you are going to an exercise class for the first time, it can be an intense experience. Be prepared to be surrounded by a lot of people doing the same thing, and an instructor you must try and follow! Here are some essential things you need when heading to an exercise class!
Bottle of water
If you are going to go to an exercise class, you need to take a bottle of water with you for when you are out of breath. You are going to get hot and sweaty; meaning you will get thirsty. If you run out of water while you are working out, there is likely going to be somewhere you can fill it up. It’s important to keep drinking when you need to; otherwise dehydration will mean you will get tired too quickly, and won’t be able to carry on. Drinking some water gives you a boost to keep going and won’t hinder your performance.
A towel is crucial when you go to an exercise class. You will start sweating, and it’s a good idea to wipe yourself off after you have finished working out. You don’t want sweat staying on you, as you will start smelling bad and will get more spots if it’s left on your face. It gets rid of any bacteria which might form while working out. Also, give the weights and mat a wipe down with the towel just in case they have bacteria.
If you are heading to workout, it’s a good idea to make sure you have some comfortable clothes on. You need to be able to move around and stretch easily. Anything too tight will mean you won’t be able to get involved as much as you could. A comfy pair of pants is hugely important. Choose some leggings for working out that work best for you and fit most comfortably. Also, make sure your underwear all fits comfortably so you’re protected while moving around. You may want to take some clothes to change into after you have finished your class if they provide facilities for changing.
It’s important to be respectful to the other people that are attending the workout class. They might feel insecure about being there, so let them do what they want without interfering. In no circumstances, should you laugh at the people working out next to you. They are trying their best, as are you. Smile at the people around you, and you never know, you could make friends!
You are going to be very sweaty after working out so you should make sure that if they have showers, you use them. Take your shower essentials including your shampoo and body shower so that you can smell nice and fresh after taking part in your class!
Don’t forget these essentials and you will soon be a pro at going to exercise classes!