Resolve To Go To The Gym In 2018 With These Tips

Getting ready to hit the gym in January? Here's your starter pack of all the information you need to walk into the gym with confidence and build a habit that will last all year long.

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Find the Perfect Gym

You're going to spend a lot of time at your gym, so it's worth taking the time to find one you like, and that doesn't screw you over with a contract that has hidden fees. Try these tips:

Have a Great First Workout

The first day you walk into the gym can be intimidating. A tour or trial visit during the signup process can help, but one of these days you'll head into the gym totally on your own, starting your new workout routine. So, uh, what do you do?

Get to Know the Equipment

A gym is like a playground: so much fun stuff, so little time. Here are some introductions to the stuff you're likely to find:

Learn How to Get Stronger

This is why you're here, right? Check out these pointers for picking up heavy things and putting them down again:

Build a Habit

You're not in this for one good workout, or even for an active and achy January. You want to build a habit that will last all year, so that includes carving out time for your workouts and making them a part of your life.


With a good attitude and the right information, you can make your January gym habit last all year. And if you want to give yourself an extra confidence boost, start working out now. You'll feel like an old pro in a few weeks when the rest of the newbies arrive.

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