You don’t have to go it alone at the gym. Two trainers share their go-to routines for whatever your gym goals might be.

Getting yourself to the gym is the hard part. Thinking about what to do when you get there, though, is the last thing on your mind. You could hit a yoga class, spend forty-five minutes on a treadmill, or even listen to a podcast on a stretching mat, and it would all be better than nothing, right? Yes, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be armed with a plan that will maximize the precious time you’re spending. According to trainers, planning for your time at the gym and your workouts can be the biggest way that you can set yourself up for success. “Not only is the gym intimidating, but going in without a workout plan can be downright scary all on its own. Most people will walk around aimlessly until they give up and just jump on any machine,” says Alysia Souto, a personal trainer. That’s why you need a plan.

Creating a workout plan that you’ll actually stick with doesn’t require shelling out tons of money for fancy classes or one on one sessions.

 

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