7 Steps A Novice Can Take To Feel Less Awkward About Going To The Gym

3 Nov

First time gym goers can feel less awkward going to the gym by doing the following:

1) Start with “Why?”

Before going to the gym, ask yourself why you decided to join a gym. Reminding yourself of your goals will help you overcome the anxiety of going to the gym.

2) Focus on yourself not others

Other gym goers are too busy working out to pay attention to what you’re doing. Just focus on yourself and don’t worry about what other people might be thinking.

3) Begin with a plan

You are less likely to be intimidated if you have a game plan. You can ask a trainer to show you around, use a workout app, or watch workout tutorials on YouTube to get a better idea about what to do.

4) Try taking a class

Most gyms offer free classes with their memberships. Ask the membership advisor to recommend a few classes that you can take. All you have to do is follow the instructor.

5) Create your own playlist

Good music will help you take your mind off your surroundings and give you the energy to get through your workout.

6) Try to avoid Peak Gym Hours

Gyms are crowded before work and after work (before 8 AM and after 5 PM). If you attend the gym during quiet hours, you can take your time to experiment and learn how some of the machines work without having to worry about someone waiting to use the very machine you’re trying to learn.

7) Shop around for the right facility

Try a few gyms out before joining. If the facility is clean, the members are nice, and the machines always work, you’re  less likely to be anxious about going to the gym.

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