How to pick a gym you feel comfortable training at
Gyms these days are only concerned with pumping “juice” and checking how huge their muscles are. Training at a gym like this can often be uncomfortable. When it comes down to it, you are at gym for yourself, and your fitness. You need to be completely comfortable in the environment that you are working out in, or you might just skip leg day. Don’t do that.
If you are considering moving to a new gym, or you’re signing up to your first gym do yourself a favour- visit a few different gyms first. Muay Thai training is offered by many gyms in Johannesburg. Walk in, walk around, and talk to a few people who train there. Talk to the trainers, and owners if possible. This will give you a good idea of the feel and atmosphere of the gym. Gyms packed with testosterone do not benefit anyone- you are not at gym to compete; you are there to get fit. Trainers who are concerned about your fitness, and not their own, will ensure that you get the best workout for your body.
If you’ve checked out a few places and you are still unsure about which gym to choose, then make a few appointments for a one-on-one session with a trainer. This gives you an idea on the exercise regime, as well as the guys you’ll be training with. All in all, find a Muay Thai training gym that you WANT to go to.