What to do when the hardest part of doing a workout is walking through the front door? Rest assured you’re not alone. No matter what the voice in your head is saying, know that you do belong there living your best healthy life. So, how to overcome it? Here are our top tips, just choose the strategy that resonates with you!
If you’re not sure what to do, classes can help you solve that problem! With a qualified and helpful instructor leading the way, just do as they say, to the best of your ability, and you’re winning! The UCRecCentre has a range of classes to suit all levels of fitness and co-ordination, musical and non-musical alike. We also have many of them offered as livestream via our app, so you can check them out online at home first. Book your spot via the app.
Bring a friend
Having an exercise buddy can sometimes make things a little easier, until you feel the confidence on your own. You can figure out how to do stuff with two brains, not just one. Plus, it can be more fun and motivating to do a partner workout and you can be accountable to each other to show up. You can try workouts from the Rec&Sport app – they come with little videos to show you how.
Avoid peak times
The RecCentre is less busy than usual (thanks Covid), but we still have peaks and troughs, similar to most commercial and council gyms. We start to get busier from 3pm until 8pm weekdays, and Saturday morning 9am – 12pm. You can see how busy the classes are via the app, when you make your booking.
Have a plan
Wandering aimlessly around the gym is, in our humble opinion, a recipe for anxious times. You could find a programme in our app before you come, and plan how long it will take. Or, if you want to take the guesswork out, you could book in for an exercise programme with an exercise consultant. These do cost, but we keep that cost low low low for UC students.
Get some free advice
If all of these options seem a little too much still, why not book in for a free orientation session with one of our staff? Just 15mins, and we’ll take you for a walk around the building, answer any questions you have, and show you how to use the app for booking classes or finding programmes to follow. You can book via the app yourself, or you can call us and we can book you in to get you started.
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