Like most people around new years, i've signed up for planet fitness. Overall i'm looking to mainly improve my running, jumping and stamina in basketball. I'm a gym noob and dont know how to use some of these machines properly nor what some machines look like. Planet fitness seems to have the bare necessities in terms of machines and next to no free weights. I did a leg press machine that seems odd. I'm used to lifting the weights up but this machine, i'm pushing myself back like person rowing a boat. Is this the same exercise? Is this close to squatting? I did this both feet flat and then like 20 minutes later i did one legged tippy toe. I didn't see much other machines that i can recognize that would make my legs stronger. I spent most of my time on the treadmill. Planet fitness members, they offer personal trainers but what is the cost?