Some people have never set foot in a gym. They may never want to, and that’s OK. You don’t need a gym, special equipment or anything other than your own body to get fit. But that’s another discussion.
Today I want to help the person that has never been to a gym and has no idea what to do when they get there.Or the girl who only feels comfortable in a group fitness class or the cardio area. The gym doesn’t need to be a scary place, but it is a special world of it’s own right and if you know the rules, inhabitants and lay of the land, you can conquer it.
Here’s a complete survival guide so you can walk in to any gym like a boss.
Quick note: If you take away only one thing (although I hope you keep reading), let it be this: I GUARANTEE that everybody else in the gym is far too busy worrying about themselves to notice you. There is no need to feel self-conscious because if you are worried about how you look, just imagine that everyone else is thinking THE SAME THING. Just because someone looks like they know what they are doing, doesn’t mean they do. And it also doesn’t mean they are laughing at you for being new. So don’t worry about them, they are not paying attention to you anyways. Now that we got that out of your head, let’s get started.