Globe & Mail: New to lifting weights? Eight tips every gym rat should know

New to lifting weights? Eight tips every gym rat should know The question: I am just starting to lift weights and I am overwhelmed. Can you explain what reps and sets are? Plus, how do I determine what my reps, sets and rest periods should be? So confused. Help!

The answer: In my teens, I was so intimidated by weights that I only took aerobics classes. I took so many that the gym suggested I become an instructor – teaching aerobics was how I got started in the industry! Now I really enjoy weight training and, with time, you will as well. It feels empowering to be strong. Read More

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