so I had never walked into a gym (once like 30 years ago it think). now im going to be building another house (literally) in 18 months or so, I felt it made sense to join anytime fitness as it has opened in nairne. I figured it would be twice as hard to do the build if I was unfit (which I am) so I may as well put some work in to improve my fitness level. I had already made some good dietary changes for a couple nonths so nows as good a time as any to build on this.
Has my first visit to the gym- a 45 min with a personal trainer was included in the deal. I plan to improve cardio more than anything as ive always had good size arms and legs, so wasnt too interested in bulking them up. more just a 'get fitter' type of thing.
Funny thing happened. he (I thought) pushed me pretty hard (he said he didnt)- not really any rests between machines, but he said he was observing me to see how fast colour came back to my face lol.
all good eh. got out of breath. almost at failure point on weights.
At end of session I was leaning on a rail and started to feel a slight bit nauseous. asked how would I know if I pushed too hard. then got dizzy.
next thing I knew he was behind me asking if I was 'still with him'. said I blanked out a couple times for 10 secs or so, although I was still standing (leaning).
got me to lay down after with elevated legs and I felt ok after 10 mins. Got me to contact Jen to pick me up as I drove there.
Weird. 2 hours later I walked back (15 mins) to pick up my car.
stupidly didnt have anything to eat prior (I never eat breakfast).
trainer (who has a background of medical side of things) said my pupils dilated and it may have been a panic attack.
visited my gp and he said no reason he could see it would be an issue for me- but getting blood tests to see if anything to be concerned about- one of my migraine meds is a slight beta-blocker so may have had an influence.
Havent been back as flat out getting my place finished ready for sale, but will go back soon and gently, gently.