Day 18: Crowded Gym? Work In!
If you go to the gym in peak times – early morning or early evening – you may run into a crowd. It may seem a little intimidating at first, especially if you are a beginner and aren’t used to being in the gym. Relax, there’s room for you! Follow these tips to navigate through the gym and keep your Workout Resolution.
Tips to Navigate:
Hire a trainer: get a customized program and get familiar with equipment with the help of an experienced trainer
Go 1 or 2 times on Sunday: generally a less busy time early morning or afternoon so you can take time getting familiar with your surroundings before diving back into the crowd
Speak up: most veterans understand ‘gym etiquette’ – if someone is on the equipment you want, politely ask to work in
Fit Tip: stick to your routine as best you can – if the back machine is busy, go work your chest. Stay with working the larger muscles first – legs, back, chest. A basic total body routine gives you the flexibility to skip around a little.
Leave a comment below and let me know how your 2011 Fitness Resolutions are working out for you. Thanks, Paula
This is part of a series ’31 Days to Stay on Track with your New Year’s Resolutions’ Jan 2011. ©Paula D’Andrea. All rights reserved.