Just signed up for 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport

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    Apr 29, 2012 10:20 PM GMT
    I get one free consultation with a work out expert, but I am looking for some input here as well. I'm 5'10" 150lbs and in pretty bad shape (just quit smoking). What is a good routine to get started on? I am looking for tone. Also, are there any good blender drinks to compensate for the appetite working out causes? I currently drink Ensure, but I would like to know if there are anymore ways to take in nutrients at a fairly reasonable cost. Thanks mon!
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    Apr 29, 2012 10:22 PM GMT
    These are all questions you should save for your free consultation
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    Apr 29, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
    Ensure is pretty expensive. It's more economical to get a tub of good quality whey protein powder. Also, if you're trying to gain weight, you're going to have to eat more food. You can't rely on supplements and protein drinks as your sole source of nutrition.
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    Apr 30, 2012 12:38 AM GMT
    xrichx saidEnsure is pretty expensive. It's more economical to get a tub of good quality whey protein powder. Also, if you're trying to gain weight, you're going to have to eat more food. You can't rely on supplements and protein drinks as your sole source of nutrition.


    I was thinking whey protein would be good for starters. I am also thinking to learn how to make vegetable drinks. Maybe something with broccoli and tomatoes. I'll have to experiment. I am a pretty horrible cook as it is, but how hard can it be to throw everything in a blender?icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 30, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    Since you're new here I would suggest that you search the forum first. There have been many discussions regarding beginning your workouts and nutrition. You'll learn a lot and give you some discussion items for your consultation.
  • daveindenver

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    Apr 30, 2012 7:10 AM GMT
    Since you're new to gym (and nutrition), talk to the trainers at your gym. That's what they are there for. They can steer you in the right direction instead of you guessing your way thru
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    Apr 30, 2012 7:42 AM GMT
    Sustenance saidJust signed up for 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport
    Put decimal in between the 2 and 4. That's about how many hours you'll actually be using it each week. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 30, 2012 4:24 PM GMT
    He said bad shape, not over wt. At 5'10" - 150 he's either average or under.

    Ensure is okay, but like others said there are less expensive options.

    The problem with getting into this is there are a million tidbits of information to take in. It takes years to get a grasp on the science of working out and even then much of that might be questionable or just wrong.


    Get with a trainer, and you may need a nutritionist as well to develop a diet that will fit your goals.
  • prime02

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    Apr 30, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    just a heads up, those 2 free sessions are designed to sell you hard for a personal training program.

    It's just a sales tool to get you in, and make you want their product. If you want to purchase PT, then it's perfect.. but if you dont want too, expect a hard close cause 24 is known to be desperate.

    A firm no, I am not interested, will do wonders. If you try to be nice and say I want to think about it or maybe next month... it's their job to overcome those objections.

    good luck with getting started at the gym, you'll love it!
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    Apr 30, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    prime02 saidjust a heads up, those 2 free sessions are designed to sell you hard for a personal training program.

    It's just a sales tool to get you in, and make you want their product. If you want to purchase PT, then it's perfect.. but if you dont want too, expect a hard close cause 24 is known to be desperate.

    A firm no, I am not interested, will do wonders. If you try to be nice and say I want to think about it or maybe next month... it's their job to overcome those objections.

    good luck with getting started at the gym, you'll love it!


    This^^

    If you are a total noob than maybe it wil be a good idea to get some lessons and you might learn something. They will likely to sell you a package and offer various options to get you to sign up. So be prepared for that. If you hesitate they will work on you.