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When taking part in the Feel+® programme seeking advice from a coach or a physiotherapist is recommended to help you perform the JAMES® programme exercises. Joining a gym is also an effective option, but perhaps this is a world that you are not familiar with. Gym, fitness, bodybuilding… there are plenty of clubs and therefore one near you. All clubs are different and you need to feel comfortable in them.
Here is some guidance on choosing a gym:
Arguments in favour of going to a gym or fitness club include the fact it will give you access to the necessary equipment, there will be other people working out alongside you, and you will have access to the advice of professionals. Gyms and fitness clubs are open for fixed hours and therefore offer a scheduled time for you to exercise. There will be also opportunities to try out other activities such as cycling, rowing, or running on a treadmill (perfect for rainy days!) or classes such as yoga, stretching, tai chi, and Pilates.
What about the arguments against going to a gym? You will be exercising with other people or in public, a sweaty atmosphere and music may be playing whether you like it or not. There are set times that you can exercise or attend classes. You are free not to going to gym so long as you find the necessary rigour to be diligent and precise in your movements, and motivated to exercise on your own.
The advantages of taking out a subscription with a gym or fitness club is the fact that you can go to the club for 30 minutes and can take your time to do your exercise sessions, you can even try out a rowing machine or a stretching class.
Ensure you keep a steady pace and be careful not to focus on the rowing, pedalling or treadmill rates of your neighbours. The spirit of competition is rooted in each of us but do not let it come unnecessarily to the fore.
“I tried two clubs before finding mine. Do not be intimidated because you’re a novice. There are people who do their exercises in front of a mirror, but overall, people are welcoming.” Bernard, aged 73