As some of you now I just moved to the city. Now I hate changing gyms cause I feel very akward trying to find out where everything is soooooo I still drive 30 minutes (and due to traffic sometimes longer) to my old gym cause I’m affraid of change (and also cause it’s so hard to say goodbye to this beautiful lockerroom.)
But I decided it’s time to change cause ain’t nobody got time to be in the car for that long. So as a reminder and to help my girls (and boys) out there I tought I’d share some tips on how to deal with gymintimidation:
1️⃣Before you go to the gym, know what you’re gonna train and the excersises you wanna do. No inspo? Youtube, @bodybuildingcom
, ig,... its not hard to find good excersises! You can also dm me anytime for help.
2️⃣Know most people are there to work on theirselves and honestly are to busy checkin theirselves out in the mirror to notice you.
3️⃣What helps me is workout with a friend when you try a new gym. @anneliestans
always makes me feel good when I try out a new one. In fact she’s coming with me to check out 2 new gyms.
3️⃣If you can’t find a machine or don’t know how one works, just ask a staff member. No need to feel akward, they get paid for it.
4️⃣Wear your favorite gymoutfit. Always helps me to feel more confident!
5️⃣If you feel intimidated by men. Try a womens-only gym. I did this at first and let me tell you, this was amazing. No one was ever in the weightlifing section and I had all the equipment to myself.
6️⃣Headphones and a cap are my bestfriends when I join a new gym. And also my fuck off sucks. I tune everyone else out. I’m there for me and it makes me remember why I went to the gym in the first place.
7️⃣Remember it was once everyone’s first day at that gym. Just go in with a postive mindset and you’ll be fine.
I’d like to add that if you followed these tips, went to the gym a couple of times and you still feel uncomfortable, there is nothing wrong with working out at home. The gym might not be for everyone and that’s fine!
If you have your own tips, share them below👇👇
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