Behind-The-Scenes Secrets That Gyms Don’t Want You To Know

For many people, working out means going to a gym. But not all of us are lucky enough to have a private workout facility to use, so we head to a public gym, likely owned by a large corporation. Here, gym-goers have access to equipment, classes, and even personal trainers if need be. While gyms may seem like a what-you-see-is-what-you-get place, gyms are full of secrets kept from the public. Take a look at some of the dirty secrets, lesser-known facts, and downright frightening aspects of the gym that most people don’t know about.

Have you ever checked your personal trainer’s credentials?

They Put The Cardio Where You Can See It

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One of the ways that corporate gyms lure people into signing up is by demonstrating that they have a lot of machines that require little skill for less devoted members. Instead of showcasing their more technical machines like weight benches and cable stations, they hide those in the back and put their easier machines in plain view.

Equipment like treadmills and ellipticals are usually the most visible and are there are plenty to use. They are also the machines that allow the user to take it easy while still thinking they’re having an effective workout. Something that’s appealing to the average gym-goer.