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You Made It to the Gym -- Now What?

By , SparkPeople Blogger
So you've finally taken the plunge and joined a gym—congratulations! Your first visit may seem a little (or a lot) scary, but with the right preparation, planning and positive outlook, it can be a productive and, dare we say, fun experience.

Follow this handy guide for navigating your first month at the gym, and you'll be on the fast track to fitness. Print the graphic and share it with other would-be gym goers! 


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Some physical therapy place have exercise programs too, and will work with you to make sure you are using the proper form. Report
I found that I was going to the gym, doing my cardio, then leaving. My workplace has a wellness program. I signed up to work with a coach. She asked me if I was getting any weight training in and I said "sometimes". We talked about it and since then, I've been doing my weight training each session.

What's different? I do 10-15 minutes of a warm up on the recumbent bike and then I do the weight training. I finish with my cardio. I'm on my third week of this.

As a 50 year old, I need the weight training. Report