Sometimes life gets in the way. Work, family, illness — often a combination of all three — can prevent you from going to the gym. Then the longer you stay away, the harder it is to return. You may feel worried you’ll be out of shape or concerned we’ll give you a hard time for being gone so long. 🙋♀️
First, we are always happy to see you. We understand life happens, and we won’t hassle you about being gone.
Second, it’s likely you won’t be exactly where you were when you left. And that’s OK! The important thing is to begin, and before you know it, you’ll be back where you started.
Here are some guidelines to follow when returning to the gym after a long hiatus:
– Start slow. Don’t overdo it on the first day. Back off on the intensity, and just get used to moving again.
– Take a rest day or two. You shouldn’t work out five days in a row on your first week back. Try coming in for three days, with a rest day in between each workout.
– Focus on stretching. Extra stretching and foam rolling will help prevent tightness and keep you limber and ready for the next workout.
– Get lots of sleep. Your body needs time to recover, so go to bed early and get a good night’s sleep before each workout.
If you have had some time away, or are just getting started on your fitness, we will do everything we can to make your process fun and easy!
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