Are you intimidated by the gym because of the overwhelming amounts of weird equipment, super-fit people, and intense high-energy classes that you hear through every wall in the gym atmosphere.
And Girl, One of the main reasons that people shy away from the gym is intimidation and fear! You may have made the New Year’s resolution to make going to the gym a major part of your life. You might have entered a gym and felt like you are being judged by others, not feeling comfortable in your body, and just not having the motivation to get out of your bed in the morning to go the gym. You might have thought that going to the gym would be easier if you ventured to the gym after work hours in the evenings.
Listen, there is no reason for you to feel embarrassed to go to the gym. You have to remember that everyone is at the gym for a reason: to live a healthier lifestyle, tone up their body, lose weight, relax, relieve stress, or just to be in an environment with like-minded people that are headed in the same direction in their lives. Some people are more seasoned fitness guru’s, while others are just starting out on their fitness journey. The main thing is to remember what works for you and your body.
The people that choose to go to the gym 3-4 days a wee, had to start with deciding that they wanted to change their mindset to change their life. They had to decide to put their physical health first, either before the begin or end their day.
Believe me, when you decide to become more intentional with actually going to the gym on a consistent basis, your body, mind, and spirit, will thank you for everything at the end f the day.
Use a fitness app– You have the ability to use a fitness app that will have you looking forward to every workout! Aaptiv is one of the best that you will have to go and tell your friends and family about all the benefits of this innovative app!
Exercise outside of the gym- You do not need a gym to hit the pavement for a wonderful run/walk in nature. You can run/walk around your neighborhood, local parks, school parking lots, playgrounds, and if it is cold outside the mall is a great place for indoor walking to clock in a few miles in your day.
Select a gym that is appropriate for you- You can choose a gym that fits your work, family, and school schedule. One that is open when you want to go, affordable, has the equipment and classes that you need to reach your fitness goals.
Don’t compare your body with others at the gym- This is easier said than done, especially when you are a first-timer at a new gym. You seem to automatically survey the room to see what others a doing to get their best life. While you are at the gym just stay focused on your goals, health, and the end results that you are on your way to achieving with creating that epic fitness routine.
Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself with new machines- Do not be afraid to ask for help from a fitness trainer or a person that seemed to have mastered the new machine that you are trying in the gym. You have to challenge yourself to encourage new muscle movement, and develop the courage to overcome all of your fears of the gym by utilizing a new machine.
Do not be afraid to ask a fitness trainer for help- You will learn that a fitness trainer can become your best friend, especially if a fitness trainer is a part of your gym membership. They have the training and expertise to design a personalized fitness plan, check your BMI, and get you started with your fitness program. A personal fitness trainer is very valuable when it comes to setting your goals and achieving them, by being accountable to someone else and making the effort to work together as a power-house team!
Stay focused on you- This is the most important step of all to stay focused on you, and to release all distractions in your life. When you enter the gym doors create a sacred space that is your time to shine! The time that you have in the gym is precious, and you should make every effort to use it wisely by staying focused, consistent, and motivated to work your hardest, and to reap massive rewards in the future.
Reward yourself- You have to take time for self-care to reward yourself after working hard in the gym. You should take a bubble bath, read a good book, buy a new work out outfit or pair of running shoes after you reach your fitness goals.