If you’re someone who’s getting into fitness for the first time, the last thing you want to do is journey to the gym all alone with no plan once you get there. The gym can be a pretty intimidating place if you don’t know any friendly faces. It’s also pretty tough to design a workout for yourself that’s actually going to be challenging and productive if you’ve never done it before.
Picture it now: the first time in a gym, water bottle in hand, wide-eyed and confused. Where do I start? What do I do now since all of the treadmills are taken? What does this machine do? How long do I have to stay before I can get a smoothie at the juice bar over there? Doing anything by yourself for the first time is scary, so why do it? Most gyms nowadays offer things like personal training and group fitness classes. Not only are they convenient because all you have to do is show up and then listen to the instructor, but also they’re also pretty motivating when everyone around you is preforming the same workout.
Gyms like Brick New York are some of the many gyms that offer these kinds of services. At Brick New York you can find classes on the schedule for everyday of the week, including:
Different classes offer different types of workouts. Signing up for a healthy mix of them won’t only help you meet a ton of different people, but it’ll also help you figure out which workouts you enjoy the most. Some people absolutely love treadmill workouts, especially when they’re being instructed on what incline and speed to use. Other people absolutely despise the treadmill no matter who is next to them, and would rather work with weights. Working out is something that you should enjoy in order to get the most out of the experience.
Below is a short description of the above fitness classes that Brick New York specifically offers. More can be found on their website here.
B|Fit:Strength and conditioning program testing aerobic capacity and increasing muscular endurance. Hone in on classic lifts like Deadlifts, squats and presses in a class setting that’s for novice and advanced athletes alike.
CrossFit:Functional movements at high intensity combining gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more. Requires previous experience in CrossFit or completion of BRICK|Academy.
Brick|Academy:For new athletes looking to start high-intensity training, this class focuses on all the basics to build a solid foundation before jumping into class.
B|X:This high intensity interval class utilizes bodyweight movements, dumbbells, kettlebells, and medicine balls combined with TrueForm runners, rowers and AirDyne bikes in a circuit that will leave you gasping for air and hungry for more!
B|Strong:BRICK’s approach to bodybuilding for those looking to gain strength, develop muscle and improve definition with isolated free weight movements.
Barbell|Club:Specialized class that focuses on the Olympic lifts (Snatch & Clean and jerk) and accessory movements to improve these lifts. Focuses on the very basics for novice lifters to the smallest details for advanced lifters.
B|Flow:One hour flow made for the hard working athlete that focuses on improving your mobility, flexibility & stability to support your weekly workouts.
RUN|Endurance:For all levels focused on improving all aspects of their running technique through sprint, endurance & agility work both indoors and outdoors (weather permitting).
B|Mobile:Enhance muscle recovery and increase range of motion through deep stretching and mobility techniques utilizing bands, foam rollers, and lacrosse balls and other tools.
Working out on your own isn’t any fun unless you have a routine from the moment you walk through those gym doors. If you’re a beginner, join a gym that offers classes so you can figure out what really gets you going.