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Tips for those intimidated by gyms

One of the larger roadblocks for gym owners is the part of the population that is intimidated by the environs, the more healthy and those who are more fit.

Just imagine you have a club and someone who wants to join but they stay away because they are afraid.

Allison Grupski, a psychiatrist for the overweight at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care has a few suggestions:

  • get comfortable in one area of the gym before moving on
  • working out with a friend
  • learn machines with a trainer
  • go to the gym during slow times
  • For more on her ideas and suggestions, click here.

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