Top 11 Mistakes Gym Beginners Make | Surge Fitness
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Joining a gym can be daunting. There are so many machines and muscle-bound people, how do you know where to start?

On your first visit a Surge Fitness PT will show you how to use the gym, guide your form, and get you set up with a workout plan based on your personal goals.

To get you started, whether you’re a first-timer or coming back after some time off, here are a few key things to avoid at the gym:

1. Expecting Instant Results

There is no “silver bullet” when it comes to exercise: achieving your goals is the result of hard work and dedication. Instead set a check-in date with your personal trainer and keep track of your progress.

2. Unbalanced Workouts

Focusing too much on one muscle group is not only ineffective, it can be downright dangerous. Without balance and variety, your progress will quickly taper off and you may be risking injury.

3. Bad Form

Performing exercises properly will prevent injury and maximise results. Always focus on your form, even if it means decreasing the weight a little to get it right. If you don’t know how to use gym equipment, our PTs would be happy to show you.

4. Focusing On Only One Form Of Workout

Like #2, it’s important to train in different ways for real results. Cardio is important for strength training like weightbearing and resistance exercises help to shred fat and get lean.

5. Not Getting Post Workout Fuel

What you put in is what you get out. That goes for food as well: it’s important to replenish the energy you used in the gym with healthy, high protein food. Check out our favourite high protein breakfast recipes for inspiration.

6. Skipping Warm-Up and Cool-Down

Stretching and light cardio before and after a workout will help you prevent injury, recover faster and get more from your gym sessions.

7. Setting Unrealistic Goals

There are motivational targets, and there are unachievable goals. When you join a gym set goals that will push you but not break you, with the help of a PT.

8. Wasting Time

When you join a gym you’re there to sweat and achieve your goals so use your time efficiently. If you’re struggling to stay motivated, try changing things up with a group fitness class.

9. Overdoing It

Working out too often, or for too long, can lead to exhaustion and injury. The same goes for lifting too heavy or using the wrong equipment.

10. Treating Yourself Too Often

Rethink your rewards: instead of celebrating every small milestone with a sweet treat, save the money and use it to buy yourself new gym gear when you hit a big target.

11. Throwing in The Towel

We don’t mean this literally – please bring a gym towel with you! Joining a gym can be hard, but after just a couple of weeks you’ll feel so much better for sticking at it.

Ready to hit the gym? Join this month and we’ll waive your joining fee and throw in 3 sessions with a Surge Fitness PT.

Important Information Regarding Your Surge Fitness Membership.

Yesterday’s announcement from our Prime Minister ordering the immediate closure of Fitness Facilities across the nation is significant a blow to all of us across many Industries. We understand that this decision has been based on the best advice currently available to those responsible for our safety and with the Impending state border closures, and increasing community concerns, meant that this decision was unavoidable.

As such, it is with great sadness that we today announce that all Surge Fitness clubs will temporarily close, effective from 12pm today, Monday 23rd March 2020.

At Surge Fitness, we believe that we can make a difference, change lives and build healthy communities. As a brand, we still have a lot of work to do and we all believe that we can continue to positively impact our members and the local communities at large during this time of uncertainty.

Like many of you, our business is facing unprecedented impacts both on our people and our business and we will continue to work through the issues together as effectively as possible.

During this time of closure, all memberships will be placed on complimentary freeze until we are in a position to resume our regular services. Surge Fitness has been working on contingency plans throughout the past few weeks to provide ongoing services to our members such as online & virtual training platforms including numerous resources to help support our members physical and mental health well-being.

Further announcements will be made in the coming days with communications to be published both on our social media platforms and via email once the government has clarified their position regarding the forced closure directive.

On behalf of all of the team at Surge Fitness we would like to thank you all for your ongoing support over the years. As a team we have shared some memorable experiences with you all. Today's forced closure is just a minor setback in our Health & Fitness journey together.