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If you're anything like us, it's been a long time since you've been to the gym. Like, embarrassingly long. Like, so long you're not even quite sure you'll be allowed back in.
Well, this being resolution season, we know many of you have made promises to get reacquainted with that big sweaty box with all the plastic machines and metal things inside. But, as we all know too well, theory and practice are totally different. No matter our intentions, many of us have to get over some serious gymtimidation to make the most of our workout (and to go back and do it again. And again.)
In that spirit, we've come up with a sort of cheat sheet for getting back to the gym. Compiled along with the expert advice of Equinox pro-trainer Stephanie Irvin, these tips should help to ease the transition and get you back in fighting shape in no time. You never know — this could be the year that your resolution sticks.
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