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The Ultimate Joining-a-New-Gym Checklist. by Anthony J. Yeung. January 3, 2018. 1 Comment.

Share it: The time has come: You’re ready to get into shape, and you’re looking for a new gym. How do you know which one to join? Don’t let your excitement (or a sales rep) lead you to joining the wrong place. Use this Checklist Before You Sign On. Posted on February 21, 2017.

Amping up your workouts by joining a new gym? It can be tricky to choose the right gym, fitness facility, or rec center. Study these 5 C’s to make the best choice: convenience, cleanliness, curren. The prospect of starting anything new is daunting enough.

When it comes to health and fitness however, and joining a new gym, the intensity is increased even further. What you must always remember though is this, everybody had their first day at some point. There is nobody who is born a seasoned pro. 02dec(dec 2)7:00 am 28(dec 28)7:00 pm Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India Yoga Teacher Training Course in Rishikesh, India as confident teachers with a strong and solid teaching skill set ready to begin their career in the world of Yoga.

Category:Community Workouts,Fitness Competitions,Lifestyle,Outdoors. READ MORE > THE ULTIMATE JOINING-A-NEW-GYM CHECKLIST. 5. BRING A FRIEND. Everything’s easier with a friend. They can hold you accountable, keep you motivated and spot you on the bench press.

6. TRY A GROUP CLASS. Group classes can be fun. They’re a great way to meet people — and their structured nature means you’ll always have marching. The Cost: $10 per month with no commitment; $19.99 for a Black Card membership, which gives you access to any location and the option to bring a friend for free; $1-$10 sign-up fees, depending on.

Here are the Things to follow before joining a new gym. Keep the following things in your mind the next time you’re hunting for a new gym, as there are criteria much beyond a free workout that you should consider before signing a long-term contract: 1. Location Matters. 4) Ask For Help. The best way to ensure you get the results you want at a gym is to seek out guidance right from the start. The type of guidance you can get varies per fitness club, but typical offerings include personal training (usually for an additional fee) or basic orientation from a qualified staff member (often included in the price of your membership).

How to create the ultimate home gym. 14 Aug 2020, 12:07pm Comment: Yoga is like flossing for the mind – a boring but essential act of self. If you’re thinking about becoming one of the 45.5 million Americans who belong to a gym, make sure to ask these expert-approved questions before signing on the dotted line-you’ll get ripped.

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In order to enlarge this limited network for recommendations, the owner encourages fitness instructors to use his gym for aerobic and other classes.

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The ultimate gym would be one at your own home to cut out travel time when you are working on strength.

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• Research into local gyms before joining.

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I re-joined this gym in June 2015 (I had previously been a member two years before), which I have called Fitness 365 in the book, and attended three times a week over the following year.

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This is a Fairy-type gym, the first one ever!

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You Are Your Own Gym separates itself from all other books by giving its readers the ability to train alone anywhere, any time, without the crutch of personal trainers and gyms.

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For those of you who belong to a traditional gym, I’ve created a program based around the machines that most gyms offer.

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(Start with gym and then add letters to spell the whole name of the gym.)

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Don’t get trapped by the constant advertising pitches of home gym equipment.

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G and then being processed in Departments B, E, C, and F. As another example, consider a local gym with six departments: a room with cardio equipment, a room with free weights, a room with resistance machines, an area to consult with personal trainers, and an indoor pool area.

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  • Hey guys, please join us on the PictureFit Community discord! We’ve had lots of great discussions and would love for you to be a part of it. Also, we’re looking for more people with expertise or education in the health and fitness field. We have some already but can always use more. If that’s you and you wanna help out some of your fellow bros and broettes, please come join the server and message me directly! Hope to see you guys there.

  • For cheap, small and portable equipment for strength training outside a gym. It is hard to beat gymnastic rings. Takes care of pretty much everything except lower body training.

  • If all people are gonna do is use the treadmill in a gym your just throwing money away since your wasting hundreds yearly when you can just run and walk for free outside!

  • Funny part about no1 is that as a beginner i started a bit with machines got to free weights like for years and now that im more experienced i find myself coming back to most mashines more than free weights again.

  • honestly, i feel like #3 is wrong, imo most beginners try to use too much weight because they’re insecure about how much they lift and don’t get contractions or even perform the exercise right. but i def are where it’s coming from

  • I’ve been taking group classes only for years because I find the gym floor intimidating. so I hired a PT. everyone was saying how people at the gym don’t care what you’re doing, but what I’ve noticed is that is not true at all. Everytime I have my PT session taking a rest between sets, I can clearly see that people are also resting and looking at what everyone else is doing……

  • So w 300 I can purchase a clean healthy protein powder, a great pre-workout, some good shoes, and have 20 bucks for the membership (plus maybe enough for some yummy Luna bars). I run 2+ miles almost every day. I lift every day. I switched out of my old gym for a planet fitness because of how clean and versatile it is, the 24/7 availability, and the fact that when I travel they’re literally everywhere. ����‍♀️ ima stay w PF. Lol

  • What you need in your gym bag:
    0. Your gym membership card
    1. Sports Cloths and shoes

    2. 2 towels, one for the cardio and one for showering
    3. A bottle for water (or other liquids)
    4. Flip-flops or something similar to prevent direct contact with the shower room floor.
    5. Fresh underwear, socks and shirt (Optional, but good practice)
    5. Shower gel, deodorant, (cologne), hair wax/gel

    Keys, smartphone, headphones are usually always present, when you leave the house.

  • Ironically the most I exercise is when I don’t have a gym membership.. a pull up rod, a pair of dumbbells and running shoes is all you need..

  • I feel like this is doing the opposite of what the beginning should do. The machines aren’t great but they’re good for the beginner to get into a good form

  • Spitting to make weight? Seriously?
    Now the wanne be scientist in me wants to get a measuring cup and a sliced up lemon and see how much saliva one can produce that way.

  • Best: homework up
    Push up
    Sit up
    Pull up
    Price: none (except pull up if you want to do it in home),( you can do pull up in some park)
    Day: 30-infinite
    Result: you will see your self.

  • What you actually NEED:
    Water (dont rely on protein shakes or pre workouts)
    Keys with your gym card tag
    Dont rely on unnecessary things, this is coming from a girl

  • this lad is doing neck exercise and can anyone tell me if his doing this exercise right?

  • Something to keep in mind make sure to stretch before and after! Doing it before warms up your muscles and after is a way to cool down.

  • So tell your viewers the entire truth, don’t cherry pick information and tell them that it’s bad to go to PF gym, if it works for them and gets them up and being active that’s the only thing that matters, if your looking at others in the gym and not your own workout then your there for the wrong reasons.

  • First, your eyeliner looks fly af.
    Second, this video is out just in timeI’m currently packing to leave for nationals and I’m super nervous about forgetting something stupid. Thanks!

  • PR’D MY BENCH!!!! 65#!!! Which, yeah, is really shitty in comparison to like, everyone but!!!! I never really bench so i’m super proud!! (Kinda makes me want to get into powerlifting ngl)

  • I don’t need people to motivate me at the gym. I have planet fitness and I love it always have. 75lbs what’s wrong with that? I get great workouts there. Got my pre workout, headphones and a great clean gym. Is all I need. And ten bucks a month can’t never go wrong.

  • I wish some people were more quite at the gym. banging and slamming weights and making dumb noises, doesnt mean youre cool. Even if the weight is really impressive, it is still considered intrusive and invasive. There is a weight limit for everyone, and imagine if every one decided to lift very close to their max potential, and for that awful reason, would bang and slam weights and make noise. The entire gym would be shit fest. Plus when you slam weights and make dumb noises, it distracts me from focusing on my form and exertion. it is best to have some gym manners regardless of how ARNOLD you are.

  • Hello one year later, i want to go to the gym but i am really scared, because my parents most my mom wants me to ( only the first time ) have like a ”teacher” that goes around the whole gym and explains how the machines work, and i’m really scared that everyone Will judge me�� Because If I want to go there i wanna be alone and not talk to anybody, and now I ( maybe ) has to have a teacher that is going to talk to me infront of everybody so everyone Will know that I’m new there. Please help

  • 1:24 like you know it’s not easy to integrate free weights if you’re under 18 years old and in Germany not legally allowed to use free weights in the gym

  • for some reason I hate going to the gym because I feel like everybody watches me but this motivated me to go anyway, thanks love ❤️

  • Re: the membership card, a lot of people screen shot it at regionals and showed that and the waiver that way. That way you aren’t standing there digging through your email backing up the line, but can swipe easily from one to the other. ����

  • I’ve just been getting in shape recently and in regards to the last mistake, just today I asked a guy to check my form on squats(because they’re the most uncomfortable for me) and I found out I was apparently leaning to far forward, not keeping my heels on the ground, and not going down far enough. While it was rough making adjustments, (I near fell backwards), I actually felt more of the workout afterwards, as well as I was able to lift more with my heels in place. Ask For Help. It is important haha

  • I was shy at first but then I started thinking I AM paying monthly just like everybody in here and I will use anything I want. I WILL get my moneys worth. Thinking like this really helped me.

  • I’m 13 and I feel really insecure about my body in fact I hate myself. I talked to my mom about it and she suggested going to the gym to produce “positive hormones” with physical activity but I’ve never flippin been to the gym before or seen anything besides the kiddies pool in the gym from when my mom took me and my brother once a week for fun… sooo yeah I’m scared and wondering what the hell it’s like or if I’d be the only child there and stuff…

  • I just got my planet fitness membership and I went everyday except for two days and it makes me so nervous especially when I’m trying to adjust the weight machine things. Like I’m really short and they’re made for tall people��

  • My local gym costs 10 dollars per month. I do calisthenics anyways, but when quarantine is over i will go the gym to complement my body weight exercises.

  • Good God. I’m surprised he didn’t recommend everybody bring an altitude mask.

    Weight belts: Most people now understand that they don’t need belts for their workouts. The days of every guy showing up at the gym with a weight belt in his bag ended about 25 years ago. Belts provide a placebo effect for about 80% of the people who use them. Only a small fraction of people in the gym are doing the movements and moving the weight that actually require you to use a belt.

    Knee sleeves: Pretty much the same thing goes for knee sleeves. If you want to look like a middle-aged softball player, that’s fine. But if you need support for your knees, get actual support and, again, only if the movements and weight you are doing necessitate it.

    Fitness trackers generally don’t really work for shit. If you want to set goals, find an app and log the amount of time, intensity and type of workout. That’s going to do just about as good of a job, and you won’t be that douche who walks around the gym with a frigging fitness tracker on.

    Lifting straps? Again, only for people doing certain movements moving a lot of weight. Otherwise, if your hands are too weak to maintain their grip, it’s a pretty damn good sign that it’s time for you to stop doing that movement before the rest of your form breaks down and you hurt yourself.

    Pre-workout: if you’re too fucking stupid to know how to get caffeine and sugar some other way and are desperate to have the local GNC vacuum out your wallet. The money saved can pay for courses about how amino acids and protein work.

    Wrist wraps: If you are more of an exhibition lifter and give a shit what everyone around you thinks about what you’re doing, by all means use wrist wraps. But if you are okay putting a little less weight on the bar, and doing your lifts in a more physically sound manner that helps you avoid injury, you don’t need them. Just use straight wrists. Seriously, what grown man gives a fuck about what his max is or what his PR is in front of a bunch of strangers at the gym? Whatever moron decided that pressing large amounts of weight with your wrists bent back at almost 90 degrees is a good idea should be taken out and shot.

    In general, people are way too concerned about compression these days. Just because a modern NBA player can’t shoot without a fucking condom over is over his arm doesn’t mean you need to wrap every single piece of your body. Those guys can’t even dress themselves or put on condoms, but we’re all busy about making sure we’ve got compression tights and sleeves on.

  • Not to be a downer but really annoys me when people say no ones looking at you in the gym had to quit my gym because one of the people who works there would follow me about and try and talk to me and ask me out constantly, like everyday.

  • Reese, my fat percentage is 19.6 and have muscle mass of 16.5. I weigh 40.7 kg. i’m 156-157 cm.

    I want skinny ass legs. I will kill for skinny ass legs.

    I joined the gym 5 days ago, and my legs are bulking.!!!!!!

    I had relatively skinny legs I wanted a more skinny legs, AND THEY ARE BULKING AND GETTING BIGGER LIKE HOW THEY USED TO BE BEFORE I DIETED, I used to diet and exercise at home using my body weight.

    i’m sssooooooo shook at how 5 days worth of workouts just made them look bigger!!! I hate it i’m absolutely mad and sad and panicking, but I see all those girls on youtube who lift heavy weights and train their legs, and they have very very skinny legs ��

  • been watching you for a while and just binge watching a lot of your older videos. i’m disappointed you keep referring to “make sure not to look homeless!” you’ve recently apologized for using the word “savage” so I wanted to comment on here and give you feedback. This language is not well chosen, incredibly ignorant and unnecessary. I hope you can be more mindful of how language is so important, and shows your values and empathy for others. Idk if you’ll see this but I thought I would try!

  • Saved up and bought a squat rack, barbell and weights for my garage. 4 years later I save saved hundreds on gym fees and use it regularly

  • Never new that a moisturiser and own shower will get you better gains xD. Just go to a cheap gym and to a seperat sauna once per week will be way cheaper.

  • Please don’t forget that those people at the gym were once new comers like you!! they are not there to judge you but to work on themselves

  • I don’t know if this is a thing in other countries, but in Germany you can usually make an appointment for like a free Gym session with a trainer to get to know the gym and see how everything works. I found that very helpful when I went to a gym for the first time:)

  • No one is watching you haha sike there’s tons of video of people recording people who don’t even know how to use the equipment lol

  • I was engaged with the video at first, until you started sounding very arrogant. If you’re going to make a review on different types of gyms I would advise you to not degrade the people. All gyms serve the SAME purpose, same GOALS

  • I was in the gym and it was almost completely empty, the only two other people there were two bros hitting arms or something. I was doing leg day but to show them I ain’t that much of a bitch I maxed out my bench in their face to prove dominance.

  • So my dad got a member ship and wanted to bring me for my b day bc I’ve been asking today is my first day and I’m 13 so I’m so nervois

  • I started today and I didn’t wait enough time after I ate. I was dizzy and nauseous. I had to stop and I only got 30 minutes in. I rather stop than pass out. I had a coffee and 1 hour later oatmeal. I didn’t even wait 30 minutes and I was at the gym already. Any advice?

  • What is women’s obsession with cardio? I don’t get it, when I go on gym dates sometimes. My girl just goes straight to cardio, and doesn’t lift with me �� Like cmon bae spot me

  • Here’s a tip for the beginner ladies. Don’t put all your shit on a bench to use it as a table while you work out next to it. This is literally only women who do this.

  • sus videos en ingles son mas vistos, nos abandonaste hermano Jose, your videos have more views in english, Im latin you left us brother Jose

  • I know this is video is targeted towards beginners etc.. But I love Isolation exercises for body building specifically because I want to actually train and build quality muscles with the exception of compound movements of course) and I feel like if you really want to actually get results especially in the beginning when it comes to the actual development of muscle—isolation workouts are the shit.

    And I don’t necessarily agree with the amount of reps either when it comes to increasing weight… I feel like if you’re asking beginners to lift heavy and do small repetitions so vaguely… it doesn’t quite make sense because that’s actually how one would hurt themselves.. if anything I would just say not adding enough volume or perhaps not switching up your workouts every few weeks…

    At the end of the day it all comes down to actually having the motivation to get up and go.. So keep your consistency and don’t fail on that.

  • After years of putting off going to the gym because my social anxiety would hit the roof just thinking about it, I finally picked up my lady balls and went and oh my lord I dont know what I was scared of! At first when I walked in I was intimidated but 1 of my friends said to just take some headphones and a good playlist in my phone and block out the rest and so I did. Went alone, asked the trainers who work at the gym on how to use the machines, he gave me a run down and off I went with my headphones in.

    First thoughts I had when I walked in was: “omg everyone in here is going to look and laugh at me, turn around and go home”

    Last thoughts before I walked out the gym doors: “Wow everyone is in their own world and actually doesn’t give 2 flying F’s that Im here. Im going again!”

    Honestly, I dont know why I took so long to go. People are there for the same reason, themselves! Their own personal goals! They dont care about you. Once I was in my own zone I found I didnt care what others were doing either.

    Give it a try guys! U got this ����

  • The belts are very smart advice. Especially when you get older. I always have them in my gym bag. Knee and back protection is smart.

  • I am new to the gym and as a beginner i have enjoyed it a lot, my gym has an app that helps you create your own workout and it shows you how to use each machine Totally love it!

  • i’m thinking about joining my college gym when i start this september but i’m a bit nervous cause i’m a lil fresher who’s never stepped foot in a gym before.

  • Spending more money doesn’t give you more muscles. Pf has plenty of good equipment that can help you gain muscle and lose weight. All these walnut brain guys who think they are better because they go to a different gym are losers who try to put down people because they can lift more weight then the average human. I myself have gained almost 20 pounds of muscle at pf, and I also have a life outside of the gym. Workout wherever the hell you wanna workout

  • Does anyone else find Katie & Andrew extremely cute together?!!
    Like, I always go ‘awhhh’ when they say ‘& That’s our two cents’ at the end hahah

  • bro the first time I went to the gym I went with denim cause I was planning on swimming instead of exercise and even the staff at the gym where staring at me

  • Watching this guy go through his workout reminds me of the video he did about watches, during which he was wearing a watch that was too big for his wrist during about the first half of the vid.

  • The best time of my life was when I first got tye hang of the gym, worth every penny. Now that I’ve invested into a home gym, I can workout whenever I want, including during quarantine.

  • I signed up for a 3-month membership. Learned on the spot all the tips and tricks. Tomorrow will be my last day and I went 4 times per week. Now I learned enough exercises to continue the rest of my fitness journey at home with equipment I’m planning on buying. Because now I know what I used the most in the gym. But one tip, go to the gym with someone who can guide you.

  • Our december weight loss challenge is to lose 15 lbs (7kg) and I am doing IF 18-6 and we are vlogging daily to document the progress

  • Dosent matter how much it is if u know what ur doing how pretty the carpeting is dosent matter and dosent mean youll get bigger with 300$ a month cause its about effort and not like this guy whos talking who says that 20$ a month is for people starting out. He says that cause hes a coward and hes weak dosent matter how much the gym costs but planet fitness is ass though i agree

  • Actually I used to warm up looking like a homeless person �� guilty. Great video BTW, exactly what I needed I have a meet next month.

  • Take up the squat rack to do deadlififts, when the Olympic platform is completely empty. Still clang the weights and don’t bother to use bumper plates.

    Completely ignore there’s a line for the squat rack. Or any machine at the gym.

  • I was a gym rat for 20 years. I definitely got my money’s worth. I built a home gym and never looked back. Absolutely love my home gym. It paid for itself after a year.

  • 2:10 to 3:05 a absolute bs. I have been working out for 6 years. I have tried local gyms. In India it is around 5 bucks low end gyms this 10buck is 100 times better than that if u c that gym u will laugh. I have tried all gymes. Even a celebrity owned luxury gym with pool and thase bars. For a month. I have seen trainers without certified with basic good knowledge and a high end trainer with bs advice. And I have seen all kinds of people in all gym. Bcuz my father has a transfer job. I had memberships over 12 gyms.

  • The best lighting for my selfie is in the womens changing room but they scream at me for going in there and snapping pics, pssshhh chicks.

  • There’s something that I do totally unconscious, those type of subscriptions I put them with a electronic debit card, those that you have to recharge every time you are going to use it, so in that way I have to recharge in order to keep the subscription going, I do that with Netflix, Spotify, the gym app and headspace, because in that case if I stop using the app I can simply stop recharging the amount in my card and cancel the subscription… I wasn’t really aware of that until now

  • literally did an “I dont know what the fuck im doing bicep pump” yesterday the first time i went to the powerhouse in my city before even watching this

  • Gah dang you’re fine. And I love your voice ���� good videos too. You’re hilarious. I just started at a new gym cause mine closed down. I went from no AC warehouse gym to it being super cold with fans everywhere. So I did a little warm up on the treadmill while I scoped out the place so I wouldn’t look stupid. ����

  • Well, with that money you pay for a month to subscribe to luxury gyms, you could easily go and get a one-year subscription to a cheaper gym, and your muscles will grow much more in a year, than in just one month (I speak in general,and this is my opinion).

  • Maaaaan if im paying 300$+ for a gym i aint rackin shit them employees better pick that shit up after me ion giva fuck you makin money

  • Sorry, i really like your vids… but this on is pure bullshit.
    Grab some decent sport shoes, short, tshirt, some water and a towl and GO!
    Push your lazy as to the limit, it isnt so complicated…

  • My gym closed in March due to Covid. They billed me the day after they closed. They said, “If I keep paying, it can be future credit.” I agreed. Two more months go by and the gym’s still closed. I canceled asking for a refund cause they billed me three times. I was under no contract! They refuse to refund me! They said, “I agreed to pay when they were closed.” I advised them, “Paying was due to future credit had I remained a member. Since I don’t have a membership, my money should be returned. Keeping it is theft!” They told me, “Any mention of theft is slander! Also they stand behind not refunding me!” They acknowledge they billed me when the gym was closed! Since I agreed to be billed, it’s free money!

  • A small toiletry bag with spare hair ties, small deodorant, a screw driver incase you’re bloated and a few bits and pieces like that.

  • Fellas I also recommend listening to CT Fletcher’s 10 commandments while working out. It gave me the motivation at times where I wanna give up working out

  • I have a happy hybrid in my gym. Pay €70 upfront (future commitment) to get 10 vouchers for a free visit (no financial loss if you don’t go frequently). They keep the vouchers in a book at the front desk and mark them off as i turn up. I’m very happy with it

  • dude, planet fitness isn’t THAT bad. I used to run over 2 hours on the treadmill and got the lunk alarm sounded but if you don’t have $500 a year to pay to work out it will suffice… as long as you can wait for the 17 year olds hogging machines while texting, and move around the 50 year olds using the main isles as a highschool reunion day in and day out, and don’t mind the 70 year old guy that stands in the front of the mirror at the sink in the locker room naked for an hour plus… it’s fine.

  • I’m such a dumbass, I got a friend to refer me to LA Fitness which would get me a sweet deal right. It wasn’t, the initiation fee was $100 and I had to pay for first AND last months membership fee which was $80. All the while they’re telling me “wow this is a good deal” my naive out of shape ass signed up. Then coronavirus hit—I canceled my membership. I didn’t want to pay the $100 annual fee because who knows when they would open again or if it would be safe to resume the gym, and I only have July to use my last month I already paid for. But I don’t want to risk getting infected. Also that sweet deal was BS, online they had a $0 invitation fee and $29 monthly. I’m a colossal fool. I’ve lost more weight at home then I did at that gym. Never going back to a gym again, I’d rather buy my own barbell rack and adjustable weights, and my cardio can be done anywhere and anyway.

  • my family bought a used threadmill for cheap 15years ago. it still works ( only needs to be oiled once in a while) and i use it a lot. Advice: don’t buy the cheap compact ones that can do only 7mph max if you want to run seriously

  • I pay 105 at lifetime buy I do go 6 days a week and have a good solid and committed group that I go with. It’s been 3 months and feel better than ever.

  • You can go 40 reps or even more with lower weights and still be understood as progressive overload from the muscle BUT, you have to take it to failure. That means your muscle will probably won’t fail at 40 reps, but at 120.

  • i want to get into powerlifting and want to know, do i need a coach or can i teach my self i have a schedule for every week what to preform. my dad used to do powerlifting he said hell help me but can’t coach just when he has time.

  • Anyone that pays $300 a month for a gym is an idiot. Even if I were a millionaire I wouldn’t because they’re just laughing at their own guests being such fools. Also, anyone that can afford that monthly for a gym would be able to have a home gym.

  • Got my gym to charge me 10$ a month and I go 3x a week. If anyone is interested try to look into strong lift 5×5 website, I used it to squat 300lb Deadlift 320 Bench 160 in 9 months for 1rep max. I am a 5,6 and 136lb male.

  • You look super young, I’ve been where your at and honestly all the things your saying holds no value. Youlll see when you get older that all that matters is where your happy at. That’s it.

  • Hola podrían incorporar subtítulos en español? Hi could you include subtitles in Spanish? By the way great job!! Greetings from Chile

  • Umm you talking crap about planet fitness, some people can’t afford better, i moved from india to canada… studying and working part time… I’m paying everything myself, rent and stuff… students are allowed to work only 20 hours a week… mostly working minimum wage…i make around 1000 a month…have to manage rent, diet, supplement, phone bill and transportation…so yea 20 bucks is a lot for me at the moment cause I can’t work full time…and guess what I’m in better shape than most of your 300bucks a month gym goers… you’re acting like what they call rich bums

  • lol just keep going to the fucking gym 3-6 times a week and if you cant do that, just cancel the membership. Being healthy is not for everyone.

  • Might’ve heard it wrong but u should not do 5, 3, or 1 rep. You should do between 8 to 12 for maximum muscle rip. After that, go heavier later on by doing 6-8 reps

  • Biggest ones I see:

    1. Quarter Squatting
    2. Squatting not to even considerable depth
    3. Half Knee Bends
    4. Slapping on 3 plates then quarter reping squats on the squat rack
    5. “Oh sick bro I just squatted 315 you wanna try”
    6. Squatting JUST above where it gets hard(you were so close)

    Nah but for real I’d say 90% of gymgoers fuck up squats. I’m not saying go atg and have huge buttwink but, please go to an inch or two above parellel atleast. Drop the weight and ego, please squat correctly before you bitch about knee problems.

  • Anytime FItness does not allow you to cancel your membership until you:
    1. shift 8 miles away from nearest anytime fitness gym
    2. die

    its a damning scam

  • This video was absolutely useless to me! I exercise five times per week. I pay only $10/month and have been doing so for two years now. Thanks to all the people who sign up and stop going!

  • I used to workout in gym… Then covid 19 even happened…. It made my life upside down… I stated working out in my lawn…. Now I workout shirtless and don’t care if I swear around or fart while squatting.. I’m much more happy now ��

  • I always think about how people say “no ones watching you!” but I know people watch other people because I do it BUT I gotta remember that it’s not ever in a judgmental way

  • pre-pandemic, i was paying a grandfathered $20/month. and using the gym 3-4 times per week; $1.25 to $1.66 per visit, wow. hoping it remains $20…

  • I wish my gym was that big, it’s just a room. It definitely adds on the “being watched” feeling, even if I don’t really care as much as I did before starting.

  • Your body is not gonna be the same ten years from now, your gonna look at the gym in a whole different way. You’ll have other responsibilities outside the gym and you won’t have time to make videos. I use to live in the gym in my twenties, I’ve tried every pre workout, all I thought of was gym life, pssshhh can’t do that shit no more and I wouldn’t want to. Your gonna look up one day and realize the only that matters is your health, putting on muscle is good and nice but being healthy is key and being active no matter what gym you go to. Not dead lifting 400lbs, not benching 400lbs. If you think your gonna be doing that in your later years Well ima tell you your not, what you do to your body now is gonna catch up with you as you get older, joint pain, tendinitis etc…

  • Before my first meet I definitely rewatched your previous video about packing a bunch! However, mal (lvd) did make a really good blog post and pdf of a list, which included some other things like rollers… Soooo… Maybe a better list? Hehehe. Can’t wait to watch you lift!

  • Your thinking way too much into this dude. I had a golds gym membership for years and I don’t feel any different working out there than at PF. Other than the people at golds are dicks. Everyone there is egotistical and acts like there the next Mr. Olympia when there not.

  • The best solution for this is to workout at home… do push ups pull ups crunches trust me on this that’s all what you need if you are a beginner..

  • Seriously what an asshole. I’ve met dudes at planet fitness that are 10 times bigger than this guy. And not full of themselves. Dude is built like a guy that you see in your college textbooks.

  • I definitely started out using the treadmills. Eventually I got bored. So I started switching days of cardio and weight machines. I definitely would try to watch “without watching” people use the machines. Thank God at the time I went 5:30am. The people were so friendly. I’d have people encouraged me when on the treadmill. The weight machines there was an employee who got use to seeing me and he would suggest different things for me. Either more reps less weight or more more weights less reps. He was very helpful. I was always too afraid of the free weights for sure. I never entered that room. Unfortunately time, life and family events got in the way. It’s been over 2 years definitely unfortunately gained all the weight back I worked so hard to lose. Thankfully i will be getting a treadmill from someone my mom knows since I just moved closer to her. It’s very intimidating at first but eventually you get to a point where you think I’m here for me and start to enjoy going

  • I was on the bike today and I was people watching. I saw someone using an arm machine and thought “huh. that looks cool. I’m gonna use that tomorrow

  • I pay $10 a gym & use 5 times a week and I have been going to gym for over 5years. I love going to Gym & work out. It can be fun if you make friends there and care for your own health.

  • This video is actually so helpful!! Thankyou soooo so much!! I’m so freaking nervous to go to the gym in my hometown for the first time, but this video helped so much!!

  • Great video. Another tool would be a gym towel that can hold your keys and wallet. The Easy Gym Towel has 2 huge zippered pockets that will hold any phone on the market.

  • Do you have a strong opinion on which singlet to get? I know you have an Inzer one, but wanted to know why you picked that one or if you’d still recommend it vs others like SBD or Titan? Thanks so much for all you do and all the resources you provide to the community! Good luck on the platform:)

  • These are good for when you been going for a while imo beginners doesn’t really need belt or knee wrap until they start to go heavy.

  • I tried this challenge and i kinda liked the cheaper gym..because the one i went was with older men that useto be ripped [and still are] and i liked it coz they gave me lots of motivation and helped me..and at the more exspensive gym it was like i was on my own and everybody was on there own buzz

  • My gym has everything, it has free weights area, it has cardio area, the normal weight machines, it has kickbox/fight room, it has a room for grouplessons which looks like a dancestudio it has saunas, tanningbeds a pool, cycling class, everything EXCEPT for an open free area for you to do whatever you want. Its so annoying

  • Im Bolivian…. i paid a complete year… First… the country stopped 3 months for electoral fraud, then stopped for coronavirus… paid a year, for going 2 months:(

  • My gym is at my school, it’s so small! I definitely think people are watching me.. but I’m going to start going because I need to stay in shape..

  • Consistency is key. As long as you do compound exercises, push yourself, dont eat like a pig, and go at LEAST 3 times a week, you should be fine. If you dont see results, dont quit. It will come in time

  • I mean LA fitness has a lot of the things equinox has and its $30 a month. Steam room, pool, jacuzzi, free weights, yoga room, punching bags, basketball court, racquetball court, and more depending on the location. It’s not that clean but 30 is better than 300.

  • Off topic: Thank you again Megan. This is my dream. To be as strong as i can and to compete. So i start monday with your amazing program “Uplifted”. (I would have started a week ago, but some ex bf drama happend. That’s life right ). I followed your advice and went to a powerlifting gym. So amazing (couldn’t afford ). So with your program and my effort to stay consistent, i know i won’t be training alone. Btw: amazing program. Video’s are excellent. Not only you are a gorgeous woman/coach but your personality shines through. Don’t be mad, i have my notebook ready LOL. Thank you dear, for creating an excellent programm for everyone. For woman and men all over the world who don’t have much to spend. (Thanks to body too ). Wishing you all the best. Thanks again strong strong friend. Hi from the Netherlands.

  • You really are my inspiration. I got really depressed and packed on the pounds. Watching your videos gave me that extra push to better myself and be happy with myself. Thank you. Loyal subscriber

  • I’m not trying to lol like everyone else. I just want to be in a shape, tone up, put some muscle on and be healthy. I don’t want to be some steroided out freak of nature. Those guys act like dicks.

  • my city/ village or whatever has a little gym. our school does a gym group you get to go there for free once a week for 7-9th graders. it teaches you very well about how to use the machines and stuff. also my dad goes to the gym with me and is kinda a personal trainer for me.

  • UHHH I hate people who think a better gym brings better gains. It’s not about the gym, it’s about the person. I could get more gains at home than someone who goes to a $300 gym and does nothing

  • I’ve had memberships to 24hr fitness, UFC gym, anytime fitness and a CrossFit gym. Best gym membership I’ve every had is Planet Fitness. $25 bucks a month for a gym that’s only 50% packed on a “Busy” day, people don’t bother you, and the heavy weights are almost always NEVER taken! I have yet to wait for the 45s to stop being used. But it’s Nice walking in and having an environment where you can get to work without having to wait 30 mins for a machine to become available�� but that’s just me

  • In China I recently signed up for a gym that only offered yearly rates. I bought 2 years for $175 because 1 year was $150. It’s a cheaper gym but it’s got everything I need! I don’t need special smoothies or a swimming pool

  • You honestly dont need any of these fancy things like knee sleeves. Just a change if clothes, water, bottle, music, and a set mind

  • Well I have a problem, I’m 14 and I might start going to the gym but I’m scared people will judge me because I’m 14 and i look even younger because I’m 4’7” ;-;

  • I feel like he’s correct because planet fitness tries to make people think there are critics at other gyms and that completely false I’ve met great people at gyms they all start out somewhere

  • Guys look at the awesome t-shirt i bought for my gym������
    #health #motivation #fitness
    #shirt #cool #fun

  • Bro wtf ���� for 30 minutes I’ve been trying to find out what kind of protein cup that was!! And I still haven’t found it. Least you can you is put a description in your bio or show us

  • quick notes, check you grip form when bench pressing, you are over-stressing wrists, that’s why it causes you pain, the bar should right above your wrist, keep your hand/palm neutral

  • I just discovered this channel, and watched so many of their videos. It’s a really good channel. Love it. Keep up the good work guys.

  • I run and use the pull up bars at the park. Free. And Calisthenics is better for the Body than weight lifting. Fight me, gym rats.

  • Don’t try and lift heavy weights if you just started going to the gym, stick around 20lbs and do sets, don’t just lift a lot then tire yourself out and go onto something else, not really the proper way to do it

  • I mean like i know it’s rude af what he’s saying whilst the people just working out a PF but like it’s kind of funny how he thinks it’s okay to say that shit

  • IARA FCB Stylish Gym Bag Duffle Bag Travel Bag Gym Bag

  • My bf is getting back in the gym and I’m thinking of getting him a gym bag filled with gym stuff for Christmas. This was really helpful!

  • I used to go to the gym all the least like 6-5 times a week -w But then somewhere I started slacking and my diet became supper poor. I wanna get back there but I honestly forgot everything.

  • I live in the UK and gyms aren’t that expensive, most around £20 per month. These days so many don’t have contracts or start up fees now, except for those luxury gyms with spas and pools. I just use a grungy 20 hour gym which just has machines, but it’s a large chain and you can use other branches so it’s handy when travelling or using it after work

  • I really needed this video!! And ironically I’m actually going to sign up for edge! Lol i was shocked when i saw It in your video

  • Hello guys I need help I joined the discord server but I can’t type or ask questions and I don’t see the chat there is only start rules and faq

  • Check this same topic post for gym essentials. This will help you a lot


  • What luxury gyms are you two going to that that it’s costing you 10/58/600 (D/M/Y)?
    A decent gym could be had $10 a month these days and $60 for admin fees

  • Basically EVERYTIME I see a video about PF pepple hate it because most of the people there aren’t like SIPER into fitness. Like who cares? It’s a gym. Do what you gotta do. Don’t rag on everyone else because they aren’t looking to be the strongest one there lmfao.

  • I’m doing my first Olympic meet in 3 weeks and just feeling nervous but it was a huge help and answered a lot of my other questions, especially when it comes to dropping weight cuz I might have to do that.

  • The ancient Greeks brought themselves, nothing more, and all aesthetics are still compared to them. “Pre-workout”, “straps”, “music”, good job making other people rich. ��

  • Thank you so so much Meg! I needed this as I’m prepping for my first meet this month after running your Strong Strong Friends Program �������� Love yah and GOOD LUCK AT RAW NATIONALS!!!!!! ��������������

  • Wtf ppl are hating on for no reason you dumbasses did you even watch the video? Even he said he doesn’t recommend it and it doesn’t matter as long as u work hard

  • Really helpful advice, I also just made 3 Beginner Gym Mistakes You Need to Avoid video and that is from my own experience.
    I wish I knew therm when I started, in the beginning, it would save so much time and money for me.
    Have a blessing day folks.��

  • Wtf his channel is called teachingmenfashion and he looks like a scared snowflake at the expensive gym. Poor guy afraid of rich people, lol.

  • What I look at when it comes to a gym is the Upkeep of the gym, the price, the people that go there and not for motivation but to see if they are my kind of people to be around and it just has to feel right to me.

  • But some people might say you have to focus on some exercise to gain strength for beginner
    , but I just focus on the hard exercise and I can perform only 5-6 reps
    Am I doing right or wrong

  • May I recommend… Sniff, Lift, Dominate! Thank you for the tips, always nice to learn something new.:)

  • Quick question Meg, for usapl local or state meets. Does your gear have to be IPF approved? I have a meet in Brooklyn & just wanna get a heads up ����

  • I think I use to many machines.I am only 13 so when I first when I wanted to start a was super scared of hurting myself but know I do bench press, squats and a couple other things

  • -Not keeping track of your reps
    -Not having the right nutrition
    -Trying to do too many exercises per session
    -Spending too much time on cardio
    -Not doing warm up sets when lifting heavy


  • Thank you for this list it is very helpful. I am currently 3 weeks out from my first ever meet and was wondering what I should pack ������

  • In germany we have this big brand called mcfit its open 24/7 365 days and costs 20 bugs and got the same equipment as equionox xD. Ooh and sauna here costs about 20 euro per visit but then you have like 10 differnt sainas to choose:D. Ooh and only time i was at i high priced gym here im germany was with a russian friend of mine. But she just goes there primarily to find a rich man so shes pretty much a gold digger xD.

  • I’m not sure if you’ve ever done a video like this but I’d LOVE a video all about water loading for a meet!!! I can never find info on it, especially pertaining to women.

  • When you get older young man, your gonna look around at the gym and think nothing of the people there. The only thing your gonna think of is, I wanna get my workout in, feel good, go home and shower and tend to my wife and kids, and eat a bomb ass dinner. Your probably not married or have kids, so things like this matter to you just like it once did to me and it goes to show by your mentality. If you wanna be in shape and be better it’s because you want to be, not because of other people. When your older your not gonna wanna lift the gym, your gonna want to feel good and lift weights that work with your body and not snap your shit up because you ego lifted.

  • Loooove this video! I just had my first meet this past July (followed your programming!) and watched your previous packing video while I was preparing. It was super helpful as well! Thankfully I didn’t miss anything and actually had everything (besides spitting implements lol) in this video! Also, depending on federations, lifters may need to bring proof of drug testing information certifications. In the OPA (Ontario, Canada) you need this!

  • Hey Meg, as a big fan & supporter, I do have to say I find it quite offensive when people use the term “look homeless” to describe dingy/not put-together. I think there are better ways to phrase it and as someone with a growing platform, you do have influence over how others take on phrases as well. “Look homeless” is something I hear far too often and someone once pointed it out to me when I used it, so I try to do the same. Not all people experiencing homelessness are dirty. Thanks, queen good luck at the meet!

  • Number 5 is so important,in my experience gym bros have gained all this knowledge that’s not really applicable outside the gym and are more than willing to help you out if you’re lost

  • On topic: this video inspires me. Thank God i have time to safe money when i will compete. (So i wouldnt look like a homeless person ��). Thank you Meg. ����

  • im 14(15 in a few weeks) and i have been struggling with an eating disorder and body confidence since i was 12. im starting highschool this year and they have a weight room and track there thats open to the students before school. i want to make myself proud and start doing it at least 3 days a week. watching this has eased the stress of the thought of doing it. thank you!

  • My last USAPL meet specifically prohibited crop tops under your singlet, just a heads up! I would probably bank on a standard cotton tee with regular length sleeves (some women’s tees have weirdly short sleeves).

  • One of the things that had really helped me out is with this new smart-watch I found. I like it so much better than my fit bit, actually. I also bought my nephews one and they love it as well. Check it out and let me know what you think? It is going for $29 Dollars.

  • I got ripped off with cost they did not tell me about till I saw it in my bank account where $47 was taken out by xsport fitness happen to my friend but in a different xsport location their thief’s.

  • Hi Meg! I just started following you. I am a 51 year old powerlifter. I competed in my first sactioned meet last June. I learned all the things I didn’t know. I hired a coach immediately after. I’ve been working out with him, changing my form, and building stronger lifts. I am in meet week now! I compete Saturday in my second sactioned meet. I should be able to break a state record in the squat and tie a state record in the bench. I am shooting for a +11 pound PR in the deadlift. You are inspirational tome. I know you said you were not feeling well after nationals. I just want to say, you rock! Pick yourself up and get back in the gym. Stay strong!

  • I went to the gym today for the first time after working out at home and thinking about it for months.. I am pretty overweight for my age and i was always so scared to go bc of other ppl jugding me but i LOVED soon as i came the owner/trainer was do kind to show me around and give me a begginer workout while explaining how to use certain machines and the ppl at the gym were minding their own workouts and didn’t really care about what am i doing which suprised me if you are still debating on should you go or not remember this: those who want it will always find a way and those who don’t want it always find an exuse!!!

  • 6. Clips on the smith machine. I pride myself on being the dumbest guy in the gym, but this is beyond dumb, this is like mythically dumb. I appreciate your gym ettiquette, but the only way that weight is coming off the smith machine is if the hole gym tips on its side, sunny side up. I kid you not I have walked up to the smith machine and had to remove clips from it.

  • “If you don’t play your cards right? You’ll be that kid that gets sexually aroused by dragons…” Nah, dragons are for pussies. Unicorn porn is where it’s at.

  • I have had two meets this year already and I will probably watch this video again in 3 weeks before I pack for my next one. Thanks for making it!