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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Some People Avoid Gyms

Too much of a club scene. Now, I admit, some gyms (especially the mega-sized ones) can really make you not want to go with the social type scene. You go to get a good workout in and may get hit on a few times. One solution I have always used over the years? I walk in with my headphones on and block everything out. This may take time to get used to but when I have a big routine ahead, it’s easy to get “in the zone” and ignore women trying their best to get your attention. Look irritated if you have to as soon as you walk in and keep your headphones on…even if their off. Most people will not want to bug or interrupt you if they see them on. Another tip is to wear a wedding ring even if not married. Now, this won’t work with everyone because we all know you have people out there who don’t respect anything but it will deter most. Married for real? KEEP YOUR RING ON!Don’t want it scuffed? Get a 75 cents bubble gum ring and wear in place of your real one while at the gym (I personally always leave mine on because as a guy, I kinda like the “rough” worn look of my band.) I know the women reading this probably don’t want scratches on theirs so if you are one who removes your ring to workout, try wearing this T-shirt instead:

Too Pricey. While there are SOME gyms who do charge insane amounts for the “privilege” of being there (and I am saying “privilege” with a huge amount of sarcasm), most do have some pretty decent rates. I pay $32 and change per month for a membership with 24 Hour Fitness here in the Pacific Northwest. This gives me access to all but a couple of their many locations. For someone really strapped for money, this could still seem like too much but look at where your money goes. I know here in Seattle, where coffee is king, the avg. person probably gets coffee 5+ days per week. The average price for your fancy-I Need To Take A College Course Just To Order Because It Sounds Like A Complicated Science Equation-drink is about $3.50-$4.50. That’s NOT including the big tip jar most places have out as if the coffee isn’t expensive enough. Add that up and that’s an avg. of $80+ per month. If you just cut back on 2 drinks per week and make your own, you can pay for a really good gym membership. Look at your spending. Cut back on things that are truly unnecessary and use that money for taking care of your body!

Intimidated. Anyone just starting out on their own exercise journey finds it hard enough to get going. Many clients have told me that going into a gym where everyone looks in great shape is very hard to do. They feel intimidated by this and even feel “embarrassed” since they don’t look the same. When I first started getting more and more into lifting weights and started going to gyms, it was a little bit intimidating seeing guys in better shape than me. After becoming a gym “veteran” and changing my body, it’s a surreal feeling having guys ask ME for tips about how I got to where I am or complementing me on a big lift.

Seduce Women in a Gym

Don’t wait to approach the women at the gym. Take the initiative! Maybe you have already found the first woman that you would like to seduce and she is on a treadmill. Go get on the treadmill next to her and innocently ask her if she knows how to operate the machine. Tell her you haven’t used that particular machine before and you’re not quite sure how to work it. You have nothing to lose.

From here you need to transition into a conversation. Start asking her questions and get a conversation going. When you start getting signs that she is interested it’s time to change and you can start asking some screening questions. Things like what she likes to do for fun, what she likes to read, etc. If she tells you things about her that you find attractive, then compliment her a few times but make her earn them. She should be talking about things that are interesting to you.

While you were getting her attention, she was seeing if you meet her criteria. Now is the when she needs to win your interest, so now you are seeing if she meets your criteria. In other words, she needs to hit on you and try to seduce you. You will need to let her win, eventually.

Keep in mind that she may be a little embarrassed because you’re talking to her while she is working out, but if you think that she is hot and want to try and seduce the woman, you should make this your mission and just go for it.

Exercise Routines For Women

If you want a great exercise routine for home, find exercises that use your body weight as resistance in order to increase muscle. These can include:

  1. Push ups
  2. Jump roping
  3. Kickboxing routines
  4. Stability ball exercises

For a great exercise routine at the gym, try to get in at least three thirty minute sessions of cardio exercise a week and two or three weight sessions per week. When using weights or exercise machines that simulate weight lifting, you’ll get more benefit by working alternating muscle groups during each visit. One suggestion:

  1. Work your arms and chest on Monday.
  2. Do cardio exercises on Tuesday.
  3. Work your legs, back and abs on Wednesday.
  4. Do cardio exercises on Thursday.
  5. Work your arms and chest on Friday.
  6. Do cardio exercises on Saturday.

The second week, work your arms and chest on Wednesday and your legs, back and abs on Tuesday and Friday.

Hassle of Going to Gym

Inexperience

Many people who are new and inexperienced when it comes to personal fitness are usually intimidated when they walk into a weight room. They see all this equipment and really have no idea what to do or how to use any of it. Although some machines have instructions, it is still unclear to a lot of “exercise newbies” on which exercises to perform, how many reps to do, how much weight to use, and so on, to achieve their personal goals. Personal trainers are usually available, but the high costs usually turn people off.

Self-consciousness

It can be very intimidating to some who do not have the “perfect” body when they walk into a gym and see others who have “Mr./Ms. Universe-type” bodies. Many of these people feel very self-conscious about this to the point where they feel they are being judged or even laughed at. They would rather avoid the embarrassment.

Money

Many gyms exist, but the bulk of them are very costly to join, and if you are on a tight budget, even the cheapest gyms can just seem unaffordable. Although personal fitness is important, keeping a roof over our heads and food on the table is more so.

Unpleasant environment

Despite the fact that many gyms are maintained rather nicely, some people still don’t like the idea of being in an environment that is filled with sweaty and smelly people. They are grossed out by the idea of having to wipe off sweat from every machine they want to use or use a community locker room and shower with strangers. Furthermore, unless you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to the gym during “non-peak” hours, gyms can be very crowded and the wait time to use various items of equipment can be very long. Others are simply turned off by all the noise that can be heard at a busy gym.