It is very important to pay attention not only to your workout, but also to many other aspects. You must be careful of certain things not only when you workout, but also before and after. Before you even join a gym, make sure that it is roomy. It should not be cramped. Also try and find out how often the gym is cleaned, and the standards maintained. Since most gyms are closed and there is a lot of perspiration generated as people work out, there is an increased chance on infections breeding and spreading.
It is hence, necessary for the gym to be very clean and sanitized at all times. When you come to the gym, make sure that you wear separate shoes, and use shoes dedicated only for your workout at the gym. It is important that as clean as the gym is, you also contribute by leaving outside dirt and germs as well.
Before joining, also make sure that your gym has enough staff and trainers to help. There should be someone at hand even if the gym is at full capacity. When you work out, wipe the bench both before and after your workout. This is important not only before to make sure it is clean, but also after so it is kept clean for the person after you as well.
When on the treadmill, make sure that you pay attention. Avoid increasing speed rapidly when you are walking. Try and keep it gradual to make sure you are stable and that your body can cope well. You have more chances of being able to stay on the machine for more time.
While using weights, you must be very careful and concentrate well. Talking and lapses of attention could cause you to lose balance and hurt yourself quite seriously with the weights. Use only as much as you can handle. When increasing weights, add only marginal weights till you are confident of being able to manage. Make sure an attendant or trainer is around when you want to increase the weights you use. This is very important. Do not try and lift weights only because the others around you are pumping harder. Understand your limitations as well.