New Year’s Resolutioners Gym Etiquette Guide

It’s been referred to as the gympocalypse; the beginning of the year when resolutioners join the gym en masse. Having a solid resolution and being serious about change is commendable, and joining a gym is a great way of doing so. Due to the large influx of new members in

How to Join a Gym

The process of joining a gym has the potential to overwhelm you because of the seemingly endless list of considerations you need to make before singing up: hours of operations, available cardio & strength equipment, personal trainers, contract length, joiner’s fees and monthly dues. Once you decide on which features

Top 5 Excuses for not Exercising

Physical activity has plenty of amazing benefits. It gets you toned, builds muscle and perhaps most importantly, prevents or reverses some serious health issues such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and even depression. Exercise is just as good as some of the best (and very expensive) medicines. Why

Top 5 Ways to Increase Your Bench Press

1. Keep a Workout Journal. A workout journal is the only way to make sure that your bench press is improving. Each week you should be writing down the amount of weight you’re pushing and repetitions you’ve completed for each set. Note how many repetitions you were able to do

Top 5 Ways to Exercise

The fitness world can be a bit confusing for a beginner. What’s the best way to exercise? The truth is that any form of exercise will yield important health benefits including: lower blood pressure/cholesterol, weight loss and increased muscle mass. Here are some of the best ways to exercise. 1.

Things That Annoy Me – #5: People Who Don’t Follow Basic Gym Etiquette

The gym brings together people with different backgrounds, perspectives and goals. While we don’t need to agree on what the best workout routine is (because there is no such thing), or which diet friendly foods taste best (hummus), we should all follow a few basic rules while working out to

Top 5 Ways to be a Good Spotter

1. Listen. Get to know what kind of spot the person wants. Do they want verbal encouragement? How soon do they want you to step in and help? Are you there only encase of complete failure or do they want you to help them get a few extra repetitions in?

Top 5 Ways to Spot a Good Spotter

1. Approachable. When you’re first looking around the gym for a spotter, the person you look at needs to be approachable. If they have their headphones on and are never really talking to or acknowledging anyone, they might prefer to be left alone. 2. Strong. Are they strong enough? The

Top 5 Signs Your Gym Sucks

1. Dirty Gyms. Gyms are pretty dirty places and some are worse than others. Everyone is sweating, few people actually wash their hands and almost no one wipes off the machines. If your gym seems like it’s the dirtiest one on the block, it probably means that it sucks. 2.

Top 5 Ways to Get into Shape

1. Sports. Find a sport that you like. It can be tennis, basketball, football, soccer or anything that you enjoy playing. When you’re having fun, time goes by quickly and you’ll be able to exercise for longer without getting bored. It’s also a great way to meet people that share