Getting yourself to the gym when you’re a novice takes commitment and a fair amount of courage. We applaud all of you who are making that effort. Keep it up. And if we laugh a bit when you use the equipment in a totally unique way as you follow the beat of your own exercise drummer, then just know that your mistakes have made it a little more fun for the rest of us to get to the gym too. Because as these 34 pictures and memes show, when you don’t know what you’re doing at the gym it can get pretty funny.

34 Times The Gym Was Harder Than It Looked And It Was So So Funny

#1 – Physics student sets out to prove Newton’s Second Law of Motion.

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#2 – Floor inspector surprises everyone with unscheduled audit.

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#3 – Points for effort.

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#4 – Hip-hop dancer, Lowell Abernathy, limbers up before a show.

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#5 – Safety first. Cuz you really can’t be too careful.

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#6 – Physics student explores Newton’s Law of Gravity.

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#7 – Zero-sum game

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#8 – You ever get one of those itches?

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#9 – Local search and rescue volunteer trains for big climb.

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#10 – How to make a human pretzel.

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#11 – Found it!

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