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10 Rookie Mistakes First-Time Gym Members Should Avoid

The Active Times Logo By Katie Rosenbrock of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 11: To find out what mistakes first-time gym members are most notorious for making, I sought out insight from two industry experts: Dustin Martin, co-owner & instructor at Barry’s Bootcamp Boston and Ed Halper, M. Ed., Certified Personal Trainer and proprietor of Mountain Fitness in Warren, New Jersey. These are the fitness-first-timer mistakes they say you should absolutely avoid.

Most Common Mistakes

To find out what mistakes first-time gym members are most notorious for making, I sought insights from two industry experts: Dustin Martin, co-owner and instructor at Barry’s Bootcamp Boston, and Ed Halper, M. Ed., Certified Personal Trainer and proprietor of Mountain Fitness in Warren, New Jersey. These are the fitness-first-timer mistakes they say you should absolutely avoid.
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