Tips for New Gym Members

55af68aa_main-image.xxxlarge_2xWilliam D. Jones, MD, is a self-employed physician based in Oklahoma City, OK, where he specializes in occupational and preventive medicine. In his free time, William D. Jones, MD, of OK enjoys working out at the gym.

Purchasing a gym membership can be helpful in motivating you to incorporate regular exercise into your routine. However, to maximize your gym experience, there are some things to learn after you sign up. It can be helpful to determine the gym’s peak times. This is especially pertinent for newcomers who are self-conscious, individuals who enjoy working out when the gym is relatively quiet, and for those who do not have time to wait for a machine.

Beginners should start out simply and slowly. Taking on a too intensive of a workout before you are ready is almost a sure way to burn out on the gym and stop going. Finally, one of the best ways to stick to a gym routine is to find a workout buddy.

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