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Dear Sir, 

Is it absolutely necessary to join a gym? 

Nima 

Hi Nima,

No. It’s not absolutely necessary to join a gym. But then again, what is “absolutely necessary” in life?

I can make a case why one should join a gym.

 

1. Inspiration: There is no place like a good gym to inspire you, plenty of well-built physiques and energised people working out daily. You would have to be crazy not to be inspired in an ambiance like that.

2. Knowledge: It is one of the best places to exchange knowledge and witness the practical applicability of physical exercises, the variation people use, and learning different ways to train and chisel the best physique you can.

3. Equipment: A well-equipped gym will have many tools at your disposal to use. The more options you have, the more likely for you to find a programme that you like and that is most productive for you.

4. Well-educated trainer: This is the place and playground for passionate, experienced and well-educated trainers.

Their duty is to educate and guide you to build a physique safely and most efficiently. Make sure you give equal importance to a trainers resume, their physique and testimonials from current and former clients of theirs.

Stay relevant: Staying relevant with the current times is necessary. A gym is where you will see the first signs of change, change in equipment, training methods, new science, nutrition and supplementation, among others.

Tshering Dorji (three times Mr Bhutan winner), is a certified fitness trainer and specialist in performance nutrition

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