What You Need To Know Before Joining The Gym

Think About What You Want From The Gym

If you need someone motivating you, sign up to classes or a personal trainer. Otherwise, you may want to try a specialised gym – these will have superior teaching and equipment for that specific activity.

Don’t Be Afraid To Ask

The people who work there are often just dying to show off so if you don’t know how to use a piece of equipment they will be happy to help. You wouldn’t believe how many people are using things wrong. It’s much less embarrassing to ask than be told you’re using something backwards!

No One Cares

Other gym-goers are either too tired or self-involved to be looking at you. You may feel like you’re impossible to miss, but really no one cares.

Muscle Men

The weights section will be filled with muscle men, they will make you feel like you’re in the way. They have no right to do this. Weight training is a great workout for women. If you really can’t face it try to avoid peak times (after work/lunch time).


The person on the front desk may not be very helpful. Don’t let them make you feel stupid for asking where the changing rooms are. They are bored. You are fine.

Change It Up

Don’t exclusively use the treadmill. It feels like most people’s safe place but if you’re bothering to spend money on joining the gym it’s a real waste if you want to get fit.

Bring Your Own Toiletries

How nice the bathrooms are directly correlates to how much you’ve spent. So, if you’re not willing to remortgage your house just for Molton Brown soap in the changing rooms, make sure you remember your own toiletries and towel.

Find A Gym Buddy

Consequently, there are many benefits of having a workout partner. Choose somebody who is more experienced with the gym and able to show you around. In no time, the intimidation of joining the gym will go away.

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