Today is the day before gyms reopen throughout Britain and it’s an exciting time for those that dare get back into their fitness training. Gyms in all corners of the country have had time to prepare from a health and safety point of view as they prepared during the previous lockdowns. Getting your trainers back on to resume your fitness regime will be a different experience for many men since some of us have lost loved family members and friends in the recent past. Whatever angle you are approaching fitness from in 2021 take your time and acknowledge every achievement you make.
Throughout my young adult life, I’d always keep a gym membership, I lost my desire for team sports in secondary school due to my preoccupation with the life of entertainment and earning a wage among other distractions. In those days I knew nothing about gym programmes or employing a personal trainer. My go-to was the dumbbell curls, 10 – 15 minutes on the stationary bike and then 10 minutes in the sauna. This fitness routine was infrequent but it was written that I’d live that time out.
I’m sure that from you reading this article you have a desire to get back into a routine of training. Our goals are personal and more important now than they have ever been. I encourage you to work with a Gym Instructor and/or Personal Trainer so you can achieve clear goals that will enhance your quality of life. If you’re feeling deflated by a family loss or losing your job it’s important to keep moving by staying active. The tests of life don’t stop and the worst thing a man can do is get stuck in time, reminiscing about the past and not living in the present.
Take the time out of your day to train your body and your mind will follow. Exercise releases brain chemicals that bring about a good mood. With that good mood, you need to attack every difficult situation you experience and day-by-day (God willing) things will change for the better. It’s said “you need to spend money to make money” and in terms of your fitness, this holds true. You need to invest in your health and fitness if you want to maintain a healthy and fit body.
During lockdown 3.0 I’ve been training at home as most of the country have, kettlebells being the main weapon of choice. I know that my strength has reduced so I’ll be training in the gym like it was the first time. Whatever level of experience you have in fitness training it makes sense to write down your progress. Not every training session will be the same, you’ll have good days and bad, keeping a training journal along with your exercise programme/plan will help you to see your growth over time and keep you training long-term.
If you’re worried about the risk of becoming sick due to the Covid19 virus, speak to the manager of your gym and ask questions on what steps are being taken to avoid the spread of the virus in your gym. There is always a risk in life, the time we have in this world is known only to Allah azza wa jal. Tie your camel and trust in Allah azza wa jal since what is decreed will not miss you and what was decreed to miss you will never touch you.
I hope you feel motivated and ready to join or rejoin a gym in your area. Regular exercise increases our ease in achieving daily tasks and reduces the likelihood of many illnesses. If you need a gym programme to help you lose weight get in contact with me [Here] and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Also, check out our other platforms where we talk about fitness and nutrition, links in the top right-hand corner of this page.