Originally Posted by tsbalr120
New people at the gym isn't a big deal as long as you have common sense. He also has a point about the elitist duchebaggery. I don't go to my university gym for that reason.
if you dont want any of that crap go to planet fitness but that place is a ****hole and hate it. yea its cool that they want to create an environment that is not threatening but jesus christ it is over the top. i got *****ed out for letting out a minor grunt on the last rep of a rep max and it is really unfriendly to people real serious about weight training
honestly ive never been to a place where people are super douchey outside a college gym. ive worked out at some world class powerlifting/body building gyms too. sure it is intimating to be around jacked *** dudes but 99% of the time they would be eager to help you if you have a question.
just do your own thing, don't be afraid to ask for help and advice and you will be fine. im always willing to help someone out if they want it.
BTW: Happy birthday Steve Irwin. Personal hero of mine and I have a ton of respect for the work he did.