Navigating the Gym: A Beginner's Guide
Don't Miss Orientation
Besides a tour of the building, orientation may include important extras, such as health assessments. It also gives new members a chance to ask as many questions as they'd like without being bothersome. For those who are completely new to gyms, orientation allows time for basic instruction; workout machines can be bewildering for first-timers.
A quick walk-through makes workout planning easier and confused wandering less likely. Another vital part of orientation is injury prevention advice, which by itself should be enough motivation to attend.
Accept the Free Session
Most gyms offer free personal training sessions to new members. This is a no-obligation opportunity, and there is no reason to pass it up. Personal trainers can teach proper form, which lowers the risk of injury and maximizes results.