1. Bring an experienced friend
The worst part about visiting a gym for the first time is the awkward experience of being given a tour by a pushy salesperson that wants to sign you up for an expensive, confusing membership contract and introduce you to a trainer who will want to sell you a package of sessions. It can make the used-car dealership seem relaxing by comparison.
Instead, enlist an experienced friend who is a member of the gym to show you around. As a member, he’s probably allowed to bring a friend for little to no charge. He can give you a tour, suggest a workout, recommend group classes (or take one with you), and generally make you feel like you’re just an out-of-town visitor as opposed to a newbie.Back to top