Last week I joined a gym. It is only up the road from me and I have been thinking about it for a while. Basically I don't do enough exercise and decided it is about time that I get physically fit.
Anyway, I went to my 'gym induction' on Saturday and filled out a little form asking what my goals were. I put down that I wanted increased fitness/stamina and to tone up.
To cut a long story short... The guy took my pulse, blood pressure and body fat percentage. He said that I am underweight for my age (59KG), recommending that I should be around 70KG! He also said that if I intend to tone up I really need more body fat/weight and that my pulse was far too high (77BPM resting). He started going on about protein shakes and all that stuff.
I don't intend toning to be my primary goal, nor do I want to be some big muscle man, I just want a greater standard of physical health. I think the guy who did the induction was a bit fixated on building muscle, but even so, had I ought to put weight on? Or is he just getting the wrong end of the stick?