Paying for a gym membership becomes a burden if you’re not using it. It’s also a burden if you are not maximizing every opportunity available within the gym. According to a recent Los Angeles ABC news story the majority of weighted equipment today has placards displayed on every machine that show which muscles are worked and basic instructions on how to use it. There are also seat and lever controls along with pins to select the amount of weight desired. The really key thing to do is to take advantage of the staff in these facilities, said Scott Sechrest of the CYBEX Research Institute. Gyms needed clients in order to stay in business , so most offer a few free training sessions when you start, or a at the very minimum a session where give you a tour of the club and brief explanation on how to use the equipment. If you decline their offer (and many do), you’re likely to use only what’s familiar — increasing your chance of failure. The big trend in fitness uses muscle confusion. You need to surprise your body and change things around. Dr. Kim advises patients who are involved with their gym to inform their personal trainers that they are having cosmetic surgery. Patients having breast augmentation, liposuction, or abdominoplasty need to ease back into their work out routine and if the personal trainer is aware of the surgery he or she may be able to better help with recommending the right exercises that will not injure the patient or prolong their recovery. It is imperative that patients communicate with Dr. Kim and follow his recommendations for resuming exercise workout routines. Generally patients who follow a regular exercise routine and proper diet, not only have the best results but also maintain them long-term.