I've just got back from my gym induction and an hour or so session. It was pretty interesting/exciting but also a bit embarrassing.
The lady showing me round showed me a cross trainer and got me to try it out - all good. Then she proceeded to show me a slightly different one. Without even realising it, when I tried out the second one I'd started walking backwards on it, and remarked 'ohh, yes, this one *is* different, it goes backwards!' before she told me that actually, no, that was just me doing that and I could walk forwards if I wanted to.
It was fun to try out the machines and I did a bit on the resistance machines, ten minutes of gentle rowing, some cross training, and cycled just under three miles. Not too bad for the first go, I reckon.
It was a bit intimidating being surrounded by super fit people, including a man who probably could have raised sea levels considerably with the amount of sweat he was producing doing the plank on a vibrating machine. However, it was fun and I'm excited to go again. I'm thinking I may alternate between swimming and the gym each time though, so it'll be back to the pool tomorrow or whenever I go next.
Now for a healthy lunch