Browsing: The Gym – Use Exercising Equipment to Get Results

If you are new to fitness and exercise, the gym can be intimidating. Some of the people there are big, loud, and more than a little scary, and what’s with all that confusing equipment? How can you overcome your fear and get the most from your “gym time?”

First, Do a Little Research. Stay away from the bodybuilding magazines; you are not ready for that training style. Start by reviewing the videos and articles on this site and follow up with health and fitness books, videos, and articles online or in print. Using this information, choose some initial goals. Are you going to the gym to lose weight, gain muscle, or to “get fit?” The answers will determine your focus and which parts of the gym (and which equipment) you will use initially.

Take Advantage of the Introductory Tour. Most gyms also provide a free trainer to walk you through your first workout. If you can afford it, hire a personal trainer for a few training sessions until you become comfortable with the setting, the equipment, and why you are there. If you can’t afford a trainer, find a knowledgeable friend as a training partner.