Getting back into a gym routine after a hiatus can be challenging at the best of times, not to mention after being in lockdown. We’re here to help you feel as comfortable and confident as possible whenever you’re ready to step back into your local GoodLife and get back into a new routine.

While we’ve taken as many precautions as possible to ensure your workout will be in a safe environment, it’s important that you come back to the gym when you feel it’s right for you. Being anxious about going into public spaces is completely natural, and you shouldn’t push yourself to do anything you’re not ready for.

That being said, if you are ready to come back, make sure to ease not only your body into it, but your mind as well. Be prepared for a different environment than what you were used to, and allow yourself time to adjust.

Book yourself a time slot to work out on the GoodLife Fitness App or through the website and review The GoodLife Standard to understand what changes are in place and how your workout will be different. Talk to the management team about any concerns you may have.

Bring your water bottle and a towel, and come dressed to workout since locker and change room access is at a minimum. To limit your movement around the gym, try a workout that gets you a full body workout at one station. Unless you’ve been working out at home with the same weight and intensity while in isolation, it’s a good idea to start lighter and at a slower pace than you were back in March.

Reassess how you feel throughout and at the end of your workout and make any adjustments before your next visit, like asking more questions for anything you’re not sure of or bringing your equipment or supplies. To lessen your time in the gym, try working in at-home workouts and outdoor activity into your schedule to stay active and add variety.

And remember, if you’re not quite ready to come back when we open our doors, we’ve got plenty of online resources for you to explore. From online Fitness Classes to equipment-free workouts, there are lots of options to get those muscles fired up again.