Sbahle Mpisane’s guide for first-time gym bunnies

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Image: Simphiwe Simz Mkhwanazi
Image: Simphiwe Simz Mkhwanazi

The essentials

When going to the gym, always have a towel and a water bottle. Try putting some amino acid in your water and sip that throughout your training session.

You should also buy supplements that aren’t too hectic. A good protein mix will be fine. A complete multi-vitamin pill is also a good way to get your body going before strenuous exercise.

Get started

Since you’re new at the gym, it’s best to begin with classes. Check schedules on when classes are and pick what works for you.

Sbahle also recommends:

Spinning as it pushes you and is good for toning your lower body, especially your thighs and legs.

Body conditioning is a great full-body workout to tone and lose weight.

Grid classes are intense but you can start slow and get a sense of your fitness levels before moving on to the next level.

Sbahle adds that, “starting gym is great but one should remember a great body is made in the kitchen. So watch what you eat too.”

Pictures: Simphiwe Simz Mkhwanazi 

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