The gym can be an intimidating, scary place, especially if it's a brand new experience for you.
Everyone always looks like they're in amazing shape, and they all know how and what to do while they're there. With so much equipment, so many exercises that can be done, and so many areas where you can improve, it's tough to know where to begin.
Here are some common gym fears and ways to overcome them!
Fear: You Don't Know How to Exercise
Solution: If you read through our Success Stories, you'll see that this is one of the biggest, most common fears our members have when they step into the gym for the first time. For a lot of people, exercise was something that was never a priority before and something that was never properly taught to them. While some movements and exercises are pretty intuitive and come naturally, there are plenty that you would never think to do on your own. Because of this, it can be pretty common for people to develop a routine of things they know how to do and stick to those only. This can lead to injuries, loss of motivation, and make the gym a boring experience for you.
Luckily for you, our personal trainers are trained specifically to help you get the most out of your exercise experience. Working with a personal trainer can be one of the most beneficial fitness experiences of your life. It opens up a whole new world of knowledge, leaving you with constructive feedback and tools to train different parts of your body efficiently, with your routine being tailor-made specifically for you. Book a free goal assessment with one of our personal trainers ahead of your first visit and start on your path to better fitness!
Fear: You're Scared You'll Get Bored Quickly
Solution: With so many different ways of exercising, it's hard to imagine ever getting bored working out. This however, is a pretty common complaint people have about the gym. It loses its mystic and appeal after a few months and becomes more of a chore than fun part of your life.
Our monthly app challenges are a fun way to diversify your routine and motivate you to get into the gym. Download our app today and push yourself to complete all of our challenges! Group fitness classes are a great way to switch up your fitness routine and keep things fresh! There are so many different class variations that will target different parts of your body and get you sweating! Whether you're into yoga, cycling, Zumba, or just about anything else, there will probably be a group fitness class for it!
Fear: Your Diet Will Prevent You From Reaching Your Goals
Solution: Fitness is more than just what you do in the gym. Developing a healthy lifestyle beyond the walls of the gym is critical in order to see the results you're looking for. Nutrition is a tricky beast to master. With all the diets, nutrition guides, and opinions on what you should and shouldn't eat, determining what will work best for you c.
If you're in need of a nutrition makeover, we've got you covered! Our personal trainers will work with you one-on-one to develop a nutrition plan that works for your body and lifestyle. They'll teach you the ins-and-outs of it all and make nutrition easy to understand.
Fear: You're Afraid to go Alone
Solution: Some things are best done alone. Exercising isn't one of them. Working out with a family member or friend can be a motivating, fun experience for the both of you! Working out with someone else pushes you to try harder and give everything you have to hit your goals. When you're both working towards a common goal, you work harder to make sure you don't let them down. You will also be less likely to skip out on your workouts when you have someone else counting on you to be there putting in the work.