4 common gym questions answered!

A few new people started with us this week, and they prompted me to reach out to you. They said they had been thinking about joining a gym for a long time, and they were confused because they had so many questions.

So I’ll quickly answer 4 super common questions for you!

  1. Will lifting weights make me bulky?

No! It’s actually quite tough to pack on lean muscle. It’s doable, and we can help you do it if that’s your goal. But no one comes to the gym and suddenly looks like a bodybuilder with bulging muscles. That just doesn’t happen! No one in here looks “bulky.” We’ve got strong people for sure, but if you watch a class, you’ll just see normal fit people. Come on by and see what I mean!

  1. I’m over 30 and have never worked out. Will I be able to improve my physique?

YES! You can make changes at 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and even 100! The body responds to exercise positively at any age. We have clients at all ages, and they’re all improving their fitness. Every single one. No matter how old you are, exercise will produce positive changes! It’s NEVER too late to start a fitness program.

  1. What are some fitness and nutrition hacks to build muscle fast?

Two things: eating the right amount of protein and lifting weights regularly. How much protein and how much lifting? Well, that’s a little more complicated, but a good coach—like me—can help you figure it out. To start, take a look at your diet. Is it mostly carbs and fat? If so, you need some protein. And are you lifting weights that challenge your strength? If not, you’ll need to start. A good coach can show you how to do it safely. 

  1. How do I get six-pack abs as quickly as possible?

To see abs, a person generally needs to reduce body fat. This is sometimes called “toning up.” Here’s a secret: You can’t decide where you’ll lose the fat. Like doing 1,000 sit-ups won’t reduce abdominal fat. Your body will decide where to reduce the fat, and the best plan is regular bouts of cardio and strength training at the right intensity. You want to build muscle and burn fat—and you can do this at the same time. I’d love to show you how.

Did that help? Do you have any other questions? Click here and schedule a Free No Sweat Intro to come into the gym and chat.

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