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Gyms are scary

Help me get over my gym anxiety and stay motivated to exercise. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Jan 28, 2013 - 31 answers

Help me work out.

I'm a 24 year old guy who's very skinny and has never really worked out. However, by virtue of sitting behind a desk every day for the last couple years, I've developed some stomach flab. Besides that, though, still skinny as can be. I want to join a gym to accomplish a few things: - lose the stomach flab - get slightly bigger / more muscular elsewhere (tough since I'm so skinny…main area I'd like to improve are my arms) - get some stamina From what I know, the stamina part will come through cardio, but that'll burn a lot of calories and go against the whole 'getting bigger' idea. Would love for those with knowledge or experience to give me some ideas of what to do…machines to use, exercises to try, etc. Thanks.
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 - 26 answers

Ways to make working out less boring and torturous?

I hate working out. It's incredibly boring. I've tried music, and it does help to a degree, but it's not enough. I don't have anyone to work out with. Last time, I put my towel over my head and drowned out outside sensory input as much as possible and was able to perform better. But that makes the boredom much worse. [more inside]
posted by cmgonzalez on Apr 15, 2009 - 55 answers

Why should I not run after lasik?

Why should I not run after lasik? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Sep 2, 2008 - 8 answers

I'm starting everybody else's new years' resolution in May... help?

I've just signed up for a gym membership for the first time in my life... Due to metabolism, I'm not fat, but I'm still really out of shape... what should I start with? [more inside]
posted by twiggy on May 6, 2008 - 25 answers

How do I switch from losing weight to building muscle?

Switching from losing weight to gaining muscle. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Pontius Pilate on Apr 19, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me get my booty into shape, without killing my knees!

What qualifications should I look for in a personal trainer? What do the ACE certifications actually mean? I'd like to hire a trainer for a few sessions, but I really don't want to hurt myself or hire a nut. Please help me sort through the options! [more inside]
posted by barnone on Feb 12, 2006 - 4 answers

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