What Was Your First Time Going To a Real Gym Like?

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    Jan 10, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
    Tonight I went to a real gym for the first time, granted I felt like a bit of a newbie when I was trying to work the treadmill settings I still really enjoyed it.

    I felt great afterwards too and could really feel the difference of working out in a gym vs working out at home. I should have joined a gym a long time ago.

    The only awkward thing though were the locker rooms as the lockers are really small and stacked on top of eachother so it made for a cramped situation.

    Still not sure if I should go near the weights, free weights are fine but I sensed a bit of "built guys only" attitude as I waited for a free bench... I could just do that at home.

    Anyway, what was everyone's first gym experience like?
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    Jan 10, 2012 5:37 AM GMT
    I started working out at home. I felt that my crappy home bench press and plastic covered weights were limiting my ability to grow. When I joined a gym, it was freakin awesome. So many different types of equipment. It was quite liberating. I didn't really care about the intimidation factor. It was a slightly upscale gym that was only occupied by housewives during the day. At night after I got off work, the place was pretty dead.
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    Jan 10, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    Intimidating. Then, I got over it and got to work. Fuckery to any "built guys only" attitude and you OWN THAT GYM!!!! You have every right to be there. You have every right to your time on the equipment.

    Drop a 45lb plate on their foot. That will teach them! (just kidding)

    Cramped lockers are a way of life in a gym. Avoid rush hour would be my suggesting there.

    Keep going back. When you're ready, invest in some personal training sessions to establish baseline, developing your core, learning some routines, and establishing good habits. Then, take your work into your own hands.

    I've been doing this for 15 years now. Worth it. Now, I love every minute.