According to statistics, most people start visiting a gym in January and 80% of them stop their training sessions soon afterward. Some people stop because the high price of the monthly fees, others feel lazy, and others encounter inconveniences like uncomfortable clothes or various infections caught at the gym.
We are not trying to talk you out of being athletic, but we urge you to be more careful in order to not get into the trouble that other people have experienced.
- You have likely seen many times the faces of those who like fitness on Instagram — beautiful makeup, a nice hairstyle, and stylish sportswear. Keep in mind that makeup is strictly prohibited during a workout. Those who love cosmetics will end up having clogged pores, acne, and irritated skin.
- Some gyms don’t let visitors wear flip-flops or slippers inside — they are only supposed to be wearing sneakers. As a rule, there is a single reason for this restriction — sportswear protects your feet from damage. Otherwise, you might end up getting a range of traumas starting from slight damage to the connective tissue and ending with a fracture or broken bone.
- Many people prefer to wear cotton clothing — it’s light, easy to wash, and breathable. However, cotton is actually bad for working out at the gym. You sweat a lot while doing exercises, while cotton absorbs the sweat and holds it. This can make you feel uncomfortable in wet clothes and increase the chances that you’ll catch a cold. It’s a totally different story with synthetic fabric — moisture evaporates fast from these types of fabrics.
- Regular trainers in gyms ask newcomers to not react negatively to those working out in “glamour” clothes. Oftentimes, it’s the self-conscious people who wear them — they are not trying to show off, they just simply want to feel comfortable.
- A little lifehack — if your thighs rub when you walk, use Vaseline. Otherwise, you might end up getting calluses after a couple of training sessions.