Beat Your "Gym Fear"
We all feel a little intimidated walking into a new gym or simply trying to go about our daily workouts with strange men lurking nearby!
Follow these tips & you'll soon feel a mindset shift in how you experience the gym.
1. NO ONE IS LOOKING AT YOU👀
Sometimes when we feel insecure we assume people are looking at us & laughing or thinking we're doing something wrong! What you need to know about the gym is that everyone is too busy thinking about themselves to care what you are doing! Let this set you free!
2. LEARN SINGLE-EQUIPMENT WORKOUTS💪🏽
YouTube is a great resource to learn all of the exercises you can do with a barbell for example, or a pair of dumbbells'. Take your piece of equipment into a free corner somewhere & complete your workout without having to wander aimlessly around the gym
3. FEEL YOUR BEST👕
Choose activewear you will feel comfortable in that you won't have to keep re-adjusting as you do your squats or lunges and shoes you can actually train in . Feeling comfortable in your gym clothing helps build up confidence to be around other people in an unfamiliar environment
4. EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THERE STARTED FROM SOMEWHERE🏁
Remind yourself frequently that not a single person in there can judge you because every single one of them picked up a weight or tried one of these machines for the first time at some point, and everyone felt the same as you do now.
5. IF YOU DONT KNOW SOMETHING, RESEARCH IT OFFLINE & TAKE AN INTEREST IN LEARNING💻
These days you can teach yourself about every exercise, movement pattern, and machine in your spare time before even setting foot in a gym. Knowing your way around and understanding the purpose of the equipment will help your confidence a long a lot! YouTube is an amazing resource for gym knowledge