Home > Fitness > How to get the most out of the gym How to get the most out of the gym All sections in Fitness » Exercise » Getting started » In the gym » Lifestages » Sport » Sports injuries » Running » Rugby » Walking » Cricket » Soccer » Cycling » Sports nutrition Competition on social media may get you to the gym According to a new study, competitive groups help to motivate exercise because they give people higher expectations for their own levels of performance. take a Flexibility test » Receive Health tips » Ask Fitness Expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » 10 minute bikini-ready workout Why you need strength to run The ridiculous things you see people do at the gym If you thought fitness junkies are the only folk that frequent the gym then think again - this video will show you the gym like you've never seen it before! Easy ways to beat gym boredom Even the most avid gym-rat sometimes flags. This may be because of boredom or a lack of results. Here are some ideas on how to inject life back into your routine. Check your workout personality Prefer a slouch on the couch to a workout at the gym? It could be the fault of your workout personality. Here are a couple of ways to fix it, and crack that apathetic habit. 10 nasty gym habits The gym has at least 10 unwritten rules. If you don't know what they are, you could be driving other gym users crazy. And that includes the hulk in the corner with the dumbbells. Gym dropout You were a regular at the gym. Then you had a bout of flu and had to stay away. You lost some muscle tone and all your motivation. Now you're avoiding exercise. What's to be done? Do you suffer from gym rage? Three different gyms, three different incidents in different areas of the gym. Could this be gym rage? 6 signs of gym addiction You don't have to be in the gym all day, every day, to be considered 'obsessed with the gym'. These are the signs that may indicate an unhealthy relationship with the gym. Could you be a gym pest? How well do you know the unwritten rules of the gym? Could you be irritating that hefty weight-trainer in the corner? A tour of the gym Sculpted bodies, shiny machines, pounding music. It can all be a little intimidating. It needn't be. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Contraceptives and you » Scientists create new contraceptive from seaweed Poor long-term birth control training leads to 'accidents' 7 birth control myths you should stop believing Will the Pill make you gain weight? Can you fall pregnant while breastfeeding? We bust seven common myths about birth control. Your digestive health » Causes of digestive disorders 9 habits that could hurt your digestive system Your tummy rumblings might help diagnose bowel disorder With the assistance of an 'acoustic belt', doctors can now determine the cause of your tummy troubles.