Starting a workout regimen can be intimidating. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or just improve your health, it’s a lot of work. You walk into the gym on the first day and have no idea what you’re even doing. All those machines are unfamiliar and everyone seems to be in better shape than you.
But hey, we’ve all been there. No one’s born knowing all the ins and outs of fitness equipment. That’s why every gym has personal trainers, not to mention lots of people who are more than happy to give a newcomer some pointers.
And as much as it might make you feel uncomfortable to ask for help, it’s much better than trying to figure things out yourself. Guessing your way through those machines can break them or cause you serious injury. Perhaps even worse…it’ll make you look ridiculous.
So, stay safe out there. Always use a spotter, dress appropriately, and ask for assistance when you need it. And — I can’t believe this needs to be said — don’t try to stand on a yoga ball while lifting weights, okay? Here are 60 people who caught our attention at the gym for all the wrong reasons.