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5 Tips for Gym Newbies

There is a first for everything at some point in our lives, even a first time going to the gym. So whether or not you are an avid outdoor exerciser or new to exercising altogether, here are a few tips to making your first trip to the gym a pleasant one.

  1. Don't skip the new member tutorial -- It's helpful and informative.
  2. While they do it on TV and in the movies, slamming your weights down on the floor is not considered cool.
  3. Grunting, also not cool.
  4. If you're going to be doing a marathon session on the treadmill, make sure there are not others waiting to use it.
  5. Check out your gym's cell phone policy before having your daily phone convo with your sister on the elliptical.
  6. *Bonus Tip: Wipe your sweat off anything that acquires it, it's just common courtesy.

Have your own tips for newbies? Add them in the comments section below.

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