Discover how to be more confident at the gym. Do you get that feeling of sickness in the pit of your stomach when you think about walking into a gym? You are not alone.
Millions of men and women are going through the same thing. It's paralyzing many, keeping them at home.
Sixty-five percent of women actually avoid the gym over a fear of being judged, according to a survey of 1,000 people across the U.S. by Fitrated, a platform for gym equipment reviews. By comparison, only 36 percent of men felt that way. We must beat this gym anxiety!
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Learn More About Programs Your Gym Offers
Fear of the unknown can be traumatizing. So, start learning before you go into a gym. Head over to the Gym's website and locate the programs they offer. List those that interest you and do research on them. Read and learn. Watch videos and look at reviews. Read How to Start Working Out For Beginners. You will feel so much more at ease when you know what to expect.
Hire A Trainer
Check the gym website for the cost of personal trainer. Most people don't want that added expense, but you will be surprised at just how affordable a trainer really is. A trainer is a fitness expert and knows that gym like the back of their hand. They can teach you how to be more confident at the gym. Fitness trainers will help you get started, keep you going and help you reach that finish line!
Make A Music Playlist Up
Music motivates! Blast away gym anxiety with a great playlist. Come prepared. Before your scheduled workout prepare a playlist of rockin' tunes that you love. because it will put you at ease and add some pep to your step! Nothing beats working out to your favorite Justin Timberlake tune!
Do Not Go During Busy Hours
Try to skip the gym's busiest hours (which tend to be from 8-11am and 4-7pm). This will help your gym anxiety tremendously and offer a more peaceful environment. I know many of you are like me, your schedule only allows you to work out during busy times. I found a solution! Put on that super-sexy gym wear head on in and steal moves from the best of the best.
I will tell you from experience that it's not healthy to compare yourself. We are all on different journeys. Start slow and be open to learning. Ask others questions (I discovered it's a great way to make new friends). Remember where you are at in your journey and be easy on yourself. Don't be jealous of other people at the gym, encourage their success, as they will encourage you.
To sum it all up for you, everyone has been a beginner. I got through it and you will too. But if you never walk through that door, you will never reap the rewards. It really pays off to use these tips on how to be more confident at the gym. You've got this.
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