#HealthLove🏋️♀️ Gym Insecurity
#Goodreads📚 via @GoodlifeFitness.
“… If you’ve ever felt self-conscious about going to a gym, you’re not alone…
The gym is for every fitness level
Skipping your workout because you feel too insecure will only exacerbate the self-conscious feeling and can even start a vicious cycle. The best way to get over not feeling so great about yourself is to do something about it — the gym is for everybody… pun intended!
Feeling insecure can be a complex emotion and we want to support you. The GoodLife Fitness blog has numerous tips, videos and workouts that are aimed to help you feel comfortable! Try reading this article to help you get a feel for what you can expect stepping for into one of our Clubs.
And remember, the point of the gym is to improve your overall health and fitness. Remind yourself that whenever you feel out of place that you’re exactly where you should be.
Make use of the Associates
You’ll never know how to use those machines that look so scary to you if you don’t ask. That’s what Club Associates are for!
We’re here to help – upon signing up, ask any questions you have and make sure you get a tour of the gym. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to use the equipment and figure out where you should start.
Fitness classes (besides being tons of fun) can also provide you with ideas on movements and exercises and the instructors, of course, are there to assist you and answer any questions you may have.
Everyone is focused on themselves
Realize most people are too concerned with checking out themselves in the mirror and aren’t looking at you.
In most cases, we’re way harder on ourselves than we are on others are and that’s important to keep in mind.
Having confidence and feeling comfortable with yourself takes time and patience. There will always be ups and downs, good days and not so good days. If you’re looking to improve your confidence, check out this helpful article.
Don’t go in it alone
Consider getting a workout buddy to help you relax and make your workout more enjoyable. It’s a great way to help build your confidence, swap fitness tips, hold you accountable and keep your focus where it matters.
You may also consider getting a Personal Trainer. The trainer will teach you about the equipment, proper form and give you a plan. This is a great investment; having a tool like a Personal Trainer can teach you everything you need to know — building your confidence as you go…”
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