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Hi tomorrow I have a gym induction I have never had one before and would love it if someone could help ease my anxiety by telling me what it involves and what will happen and do I need to bring anything?

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Im afraid I've never had one either, sorry, but would you like to join our weigh in before you start at the gym? Here's the link to tomorrows which is open now if you'd like to weigh in? :-) x

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

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When I had mine sometime ago, I was told to take a small hand towel and a bottle of water. You should be asked some questions about your health and your aims/goals. I expect the instructor will then show you around the gym and you will have a go on some of the equipment and a programme will be set up for you.

Nothing to be anxious about, honest 😊

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Hi, yes, nothing to worry about. It’s basically to show you how to work the equipment. They give you a look round, ask you a few questions about what you want to achieve etc. What your current fitness levels are perhaps at.

I’d take a wee towel and a bottle of water. Wear exercise clothes (whatever that is for you) and a pair of trainers. 🙂

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What the others said. Bring a towel and some water and don't be intimidated by all the buff people lifting unfeasibly large weights. Going to the gym for the first time is always a bit nerve-wracking simply because you're the new kid in the class. Some gyms have a more relaxing atmosphere than others, but you'll soon settle into it.

You might be interested in the post I wrote a few days back:

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

I have noticed, incidentally, some of the PTs at my gym telling newbies to do exercises they're not ready for, or in dangerous ways. The other day they had a very unfit girl doing an uncontrolled, full-range back extension, which puts a lot of pressure on your discs. If you feel something they ask you to do is painful or far too difficult, tell them so. Start gently and you'll be surprised how quickly you make progress.

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Hi I was a 31 stone man who goes to the gym. You could say I was one of the largest people in the gym. 23lb lost so far and the people and trainers could not be more nice. I made many friends with others on there weight loss journeys. You will be ok on your induction as the trainer is there for you and will help you with all aspects of you using gym equipment as well as what you want to get out of the gym. I now go 4-5 days week and they say the more you go the easier it is. Good luck and enjoy the gym and seeing the new you 🙂👍

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You are amazing

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Gym induction is fine it involves taking history of your health they will weigh you talk you through any concerns and work out a programme for you

Don't worry it's a good experience and not one to fear at all

You might need a bottle of water and a towel

Enjoy it it's fun honestly and I was so worried before I went

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