New gyms always seem so intimidating. There are lots of people and machines you don’t recognize. It’s enough to make you wonder: why bother?

Remember: everyone is new to a gym at one point. Even those muscular guys who seem to live at the gym had to start the hard way: as a gym newbie just like you!

In fact, most experienced gym members don’t mind showing the new members how the equipment works. Even those scary, muscular gym buffs who seem to live at the gym can be very helpful to new gym members. You just have to ask them.

So stop using the scariness of the gym to avoid exercising, and get in there! You’ll be a pro before you know it, and maybe you can show the new gym members the ropes next time you see them!