Navigating the Gym: A Beginner's Guide

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Programs include step aerobics, kickboxing, Pilates, spin, and dance. Any of these can make exercise more fun, and might even help beginners make a few friends. Some classroom walls are made of glass, so others can see inside, but that's no reason to hesitate. Those people will be concentrating on their own workouts.

Come Prepared

Making the most of gym visits is easier for those who come prepared. Sneakers, water bottles, and cash for a locker are among the most crucial items. Women should also remember to pack a sports bra, and everyone should be sure to wear quality clothing that breathes.

Tight clothes are distracting. Even worse, torn clothes give the gym a bad image. New members should be prepared to learn and use gym etiquette. Experienced gym goers will feel more obliged to help newcomers who respect others and follow the rules.