First, we asked the folks at the gym about their busiest and least busiest times, going during off-peak hours means less distractions. Then, we allowed Richie to use the iPad for keeping him comfortable through the introduction of the different machines and their many uses. He was able to set the device on the base of most machines while he did the exercise. Once we taught him how to position himself and use the machines, he moved like a pro! It was fun to watch him challenge himself each time he tried a new machine!