A Guide to the Gym As a New Starter - Spice Fitness
Apr 26

I've Never Been To A Gym. Where Do I Start?

We support many women who have never been to a gym before and are unsure where to start. The best place is to simply come in, have a chat and look around our facility. We're confident that any fears or reservations will quickly be dispelled. So, if you've been saying "I've never been to a gym. Where do I start?" then we invite you to come and check us out. 

Still unsure? Listen to the video above (or transcription below) 
Semi-Private Personal Training program

Sheree: Okay. So we're halfway through our six-week program. What have you girls found? Jenny, Jen

Jen: I'm finding I'm eating better. I'm slowly starting to feel better.

Jenny: I'm feeling better too. I haven't had any junk since I started. Because when you do this much work at the gym, you don't want to wreck it by eating any junk. I'm finding I can do... just moving around is easy, getting off of the ground, bending over. I can jump with both feet for the first time in probably two years.

So I'm feeling much better & it's only three weeks into it

Sheree: Awesome.

Colby: I'm feeling a lot stronger and I'm making better food choices.

Sheree: Excellent. Thanks girls.

Lesley: Okay. I'm feeling a lot stronger especially in my core.

Therese: I'm feeling stronger, healthier and I've got a lot more energy.

Sarah: I'm feeling really strong and in control.

Gillian: When I started mine, I was having real back problems and that's what's better now. I can do some of the exercises.

Are you saying
as a result you've stopped yourself joining a Fitness Facility

Sheree: Awesome, thank you. So Jenny, what have you enjoyed about the six-week program on the whole?

Jenny: On the whole, it's been a motivation just to get healthy, in general. Because we've talked a lot about things like health and diet and we had to watch a little movie about Sherry Davis. So it's just increased my whole awareness of healthy living.

I didn't expect to lose much weight in the six weeks. I thought it would just change habits. But what it's done is just made me totally focused on getting healthy. So every single meal I'm thinking, "How can I make this better? What can I cut out that I don't need, that's empty calories?" Every day I'm thinking, "Okay, I'll go for a run. Then I'll go to the gym. Then if I've got energy left, I'll do a bit more." It's just a whole change in how you think of yourself, and the focus of your life really.

I'm feeling a million times better

Well, I could still burn weight around my stomach, and I've noticed that I can actually move more easily now. I can move my feet more easily. I just don't feel I got a massively pregnant tummy, because that's what how it was starting to feel. I'm just feeling more normal now.

Health, it was everything. Now I had blood tests. The biggest change was I had fatty liver. Even though I don't drink at all, my liver looked like an alcoholic liver, and the levels went down. Like there's one of them that is supposed to be 0 to 30 and I was up in the hundreds. I was 178 at one stage. The blood tests that I had after doing this three weeks, the level is down to 50. So it's nearly a normal liver now.

The people have noticed my skin is better. I'm not running out of energy. I used to feel, after I got the kids to school in the morning by 9am, I felt I've done a full day and I was just exhausted. But I just feel like, "Okay, that's just the start of the day. It's 9am now. I'm ready to do everything else." So it's just a whole increase in energy.

I think I have to move more easily, just even twisting and turning. Just doing everything is easier, and I have to say quickly, within a week and a half I just felt that much better. That it's like a motivation to keep coming and to start exercising on your own and eat better.

It's just a totally motivating introduction to getting healthy. It's really good.

About the Author

Sheree, a Registered Nurse, Master Trainer, C.H.E.K. (Corrective Holistic Exercise & Kinesiology) certified functional exercise specialist & PN (Precision Nutrition) certified nutrition specialist, is passionate about empowering women all over the world to become their best selves. She brings decades of experience and expertise in training women, and together with big dreams and a big vision has created a unique fitness programs to transform everyday lives to empowered success.