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Choosing Your Gym

Choosing Your Gym

So you’ve zeroed in on the gym of your choice. Do you know what rules to obey and what etiquette to follow while working out? Here are some tips to help you mind your manners in the gym:

  • Stick to the time: Especially when the gym is crowded. Even otherwise, abide by your stipulated time and don’t linger unnecessarily on any machine. Over training may do you more harm, than good.
  • Clean up: Treat the gym as you would treat your own house. Don’t litter it with towels, headbands, newspapers or magazines.
  • Keep your eyes on yourself: Though you may be tempted to admire your neighbor’s biceps and triceps, refrain from doing so. His age, weight and exercise level is not your concern – at least inside the gym. In fact, most people dislike the invasion of their privacy, while they work out.
  • Don’t talk: Don’t treat the gym as your local cafeteria. It is not a place to socialize or to indulge in gossip. Always keep your goal in mind and work towards that while completing your full body workout in Midtown NYC.

In addition to all this, you need to remember one golden rule before you hit that stepper: Warm up and Cool down. Always have a warm-up of about 8-10 minutes. This will lubricate your body and gradually increase your body temperature, preparing it for further activity. And after you finish, cool down. This allows your body to come back to its normal level.

Types of Gyms

Types of Gyms

 

  • Keep the duration of your workout between 15 to 60 minutes. You will derive similar cardiovascular benefits from a low intensity, longer duration workout as from a high intensity, shorter duration workout, provided in both the energy expenditure is the same. Beginners are advised to pursue moderate exercise programmes, gradually increasing the duration. Initially, the entire duration should be of 30 minutes, with 15-20 minutes of aerobic phase and 10 minutes devoted to warming up and cooling down in a Ft. Lauderdale fitness program.

 

  • To exercise your muscles, you need a leg press, leg extension and leg curls for the lower body, pec dec, chest press and an overhead press for the upper body and free weights such as dumb bells and bar bells. Besides, the machines should be well-oiled and in adequate number so that there is no time lost in waiting. Music plays an important role in exercising, but it should be soothing and relaxing. Loud music is bound to distract you from your exercise. Remember, if you are using a walkman or a personal stereo, tone down the volume. Your neighbor may not share your taste in music. Says fitness consultant Neeta Garg: “I tend to look for clean, well-maintained gyms, which have a similar profile of people who have common goals. I hate gyms which have very loud music.”