Hey?

Hey IST, I'm heading in to my local gym for the first time but I'm severely autistic.

Any advice? I'd like to just get it done without spilling my spaghetti everywhere.

I kind of just want to walk around a bit and not touch any equipment just to get a feel for it, will that get me kicked out?

Also ausfags, is Anytime Fitness worth the extra money?

@Keylaachi for your troubles.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anytime fitness is shit tier

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They're a mixed bag.
      Some locations are good, some are shit.
      I'm lucky enough to have two good locations near me.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've been to about 5 locations. It really is a mixed bag, but they all have the necessities. They have at least 2 benches and 2 squat racks. Some places have issues in the day time with equipment wait times, but the point of anytime fitness is to be going at night which is their niche.

        Some places have more equipment. Some even have ring set ups.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Watch videos on youtube to see how the machines work then give it a go

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just buy all home gym equipment

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why do they tattoo their boobs so much lately? FUCK..

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      For real, it's a goddamn travesty. At least it's a good reminder that these pretty creatures are functionally retarded.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      to filter tradlarpers like you

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Is getting something that looks like a big scar emblazoned on my chest ugly?
        >No, it is the eyeballs that are wrong

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          they are, that's obviously a tattoo of a pair of wings

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            And it looks kinda like a wing shaped scar. Whether it's made of ink or skin damage makes little aesthetic difference

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      kids think they'll never get old until they do

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't sweat it. Nobody walks in for the first time being super jacked and knowing about everything. We all start off somewhere. You'll learn as you go along.
    Don't be afraid to ask for advice from other people there, especially the bigger guys. They may look intimidating at first, but they're generally the most helpful and knowledgeable people you'll meet because they've been there longest. You don't need good social skills either, a simple "hey, can you please show me how this machine works" will suffice.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody cares about anyone at the gym unless they are hot. Failing that nobody will pay any attention to you whatsoever.

    Staff might as if you want to get a tour. Just say no, they dont actually want to show you around.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't forget to tip the receptionist

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you really want to make it the easiest for yourself then contacting a personal trainer attached to the gym is the easiest way to do it. They can help with a program if you don't know what you wanna do, and then also show you how the machines work, your form, all that. It made me a lot more comfortable when starting out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah when I first went a trainer just showed me all the equipment and made me a schedule. Very easy can recommend

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    personally i go to goodlife, just because its closest to me, its pretty good

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Any advice?
    Walk up to the biggest dude and punch him in the face, then take his shoes

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Any advice?
    have a nice day.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's simple.
    Walk in, tip the girl behind the counter, and ask her to show you around.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Built for BBC

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tip the receptionist

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not on my watch buddy. If I see some autist (you can always tell from combination of haircut/posture/clothing) just walking around the gym I will immediately inform management.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I was in you situation a few months ago. The gym may have instructors who will tell you how to use stuff and perhaps help you plan a workout to get you going. If not just look up how to use the stuff on the internet and plan a workout at home. Change the routine to suit your needs. Cardio to lose weight, weight lifting (includes weight machines) to build muscle. That’s literally all there is to it. If you get sensory overload just put in headphones or go to the gym when you know it will be quieter and less people will be there. It’s New Years so expect there to be less people at the gym in about a months time.

    Diet is important too. Eat less processed food. Eat protein as it makes it easier to gain muscle and raises your basal metabolic rate.

    >not touch anything
    Go on a cardio machine or weight machine with a good view of the place to get a feel for the area. This way you can familiarise yourself with the area without looking out of place. I find it helps to remember that as an autist you must think like Petain and not de Gaulle (adapt and work within a world you don’t like to improve it rather than waiting for other people to overthrow or change it). I hope this helps.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Built for BBC

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just tell the gym clerk that you are looking at getting a membership and would like to look around the gym.

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