5 Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Fitness Class

Have you wanted to join a fitness session or class, but you’re unsure of what to expect? Follow these five tips to ensure a smooth start to your journey.
1. Listen to the run down.
Don’t zone out when your instructor, trainer or coach is going over the format of the class. This pre-workout protocol will let you know what’s coming, help you avoid getting totally lost during the session and get any equipment sorted.
2. Start in the slow lane.
Fitness is a marathon, not a sprint. Start at a slower pace and with lighter weights/lower impact options and work your way up. Your trainer will help here. This will ensure you nail the form and get the most out of each moment.
3. Pay attention to the forecast.
When a weather reporter gives a forecast, it can be hit or miss. But when your instructor cues what’s coming up, there’s 100% chance of getting hot and sweaty.  Knowing what’s next will help you to pace yourself and keep your workout flowing.
4. Follow the map.
Your coach will correct your form: tighten your core, keep a proud chest, etc. So even though you are in the zone/planning your post-workout caffeine hit/praying for the session to end, try to listen and execute these tips for the best and most effective workout.
5. Dress for success.
This means to come wearing comfortable workout attire and proper running shoes. Don’t forget to accessorise with a bottle of water, so you stay hydrated during class, and a towel to wipe your sweat.