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A Handy Infographic for the Gym Beginner

Being a gym beginner is a little scary. Heck, even as someone who has worked out for years, walking into a new gym can be intimidating, nerve wracking and, OMG, what is all of this fitness equipment and how do I use it?

In case you feel a bit intimidated by the old G-Y-M, we have the perfect infographic for you, which we snagged (with permission — you know we don’t roll like that) from USANA Health Sciences. Whether you’re a gym beginner or are simply a bit unsure of a few things at the gym, this one is for you.

(Plus, fun gym shopping facts, ooh!)

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Interesting that gym membership prices are going down, huh? And I love that last tip for gym beginners: If you get to the gym at all, you’ve already won most of the battle. Amen to that! —Jenn

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  1. really helpful for beginners 🙂

    Discover at my latest post how to find the motivation to create a workout routine: Some effective tips, my favorite workout ritual, and the coolest training outfits.


  2. Keehl says:

    I loved it! I didn’t know some of these facts!

  3. Jana says:

    I was very recently a gym beginner. It was very intimidating. I would generally stick to the treadmill (just like it says not to do above). These tips are great and really help ease transitioning into a gym pro.

  4. Petar IF says:

    You should concentrate on compound movements like squats, deadlifts, bench press, military press. That’s key to progress over time…

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