Going to the gym can be a pretty intimidating experience. From the moment you walk in, you are inundated with impressive displays of human ability. Some guy is in the corner benching what looks like 3,000 pounds. You see someone else flex and rip his shirt off . A girl is just finishing up lap 300 on the track. The air is filled with the sound of weights crashing, the faint smell of body odor and frequent usage of the word “bro.” For some people, adapting to this strange environment is a breeze, but for those of us not yet at “Johnny Bravo” status, here are a few tips on how to fit in at the gym.
Schon, Traer; Khatib, Amira; Ethos Magazine; Bartemes, Jessica; Cantrell, Miranda; and Raney, Jared
"Quickies: How to Avoid Gymtimidation,"
Ethos: Vol. 2015
, Article 4.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ethos/vol2015/iss2/4