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sizes of dumbbells were placed on this rack. Near the wall on the right of the room there was another rack of dumbbells. The rack had the biggest and heaviest dumbbells. In between the two racks there were benches that you could lift the dumbbells on. I started to walk to the beginning of the room again but this time on the other side of the room. The walls on both sides of the room were part glass, and part mirror. Next to the wall on this side of the room, there were the Step Masters and other machines used to exercise. This side of the room was extended a little bit further than the other side of the room. In this extension there was a stand to work out your abdominal muscles on and do dips on. In front of this stand there was a smaller stand which worked your lower back

muscles. On the ground there were the abb. rollers, and mattresses to work out on. In the middle of the room there were the bicycles, cardiovascular machines, and fat burning machines. Each kind of machine was placed next to its kind in a group. Next to these machines there was a set of weightlifting machines. Each machine either targeted a specific muscle, or a group of muscles. You could control how much weight you want to lift on each machine. On each cardiovascular or fat burning machine you could control the resistance and time you wanted to stay on. On the treadmills you could control the speed, incline and time you wanted to stay on. On each of the treadmill, cardiovascular and fat burning machine you could select a program that will automatically set the machine. In

almost every empty spot next to the wall there was a fan. The fan was used to help circulate the air, and to cool you down while you were working out. The lighting in the gym was not too dull or too bright.Now that I looked at the YMCA with a different point of view, I learned not only how hard you workout, and where you workout makes difference, but also how the machines are organized, perfect lighting along with good atmosphere makes a good exercising environment. Music also plays a major role, because when you listen to the energizing music, it makes you want to work harder, and exert more effort to do an extra set, while sad music makes you sad, and do not want to work harder but less. Next time when you come to exercise in a place, and you do not feel comfortable, try to

reorganize this place, change the lighting to suit you, or even put some music on to put you in the mood of exercising. Different people like different environment, but usually if you have a lot of empty space, the machines that target the same muscles are together, the lighting is not too dull or too bright, and the music is energizing than you have a good exercising environment.