Whenever we think of starting something new, there’s always an element of fear and vulnerability. When it comes to going to the gym, the situation isn’t any different.
The word gymtimidation is used to describe the fear of going to the gym or starting any new fitness regime. It’s a pretty common fear because there are a million different things that you can go wrong. You don’t want to look stupid, or do things wrong and get injured.
Don’t let these fitness fears, whatever they may be, put you off from reaching your fitness and health goals and living the life you want. Fear cannot be an excuse for pushing aside your health and well-being. In this article, we explore some of the common gym fears and ways to overcome them.
Not Keeping Up in Group Fitness Class
Make sure you arrive to class 10 minutes before it begins and talk to your fitness instructor. Let them know about your fitness level or previous experience with group classes. They will gladly work to modify the class movements and help you know the good times to rest and observe. The instructor always wants you to have the best experience possible, so never be a shy of asking help. At Ozone Model Town, we have over 75+ monthly GX classes led by international certified trainers. You can start with the ones that you feel most comfortable with and our trainers are well qualified to help you through the initial jitters.
Not Knowing How To Use The Machines
For first time gym goers, it can be tough to know how to use gym equipment. One of the biggest reasons for gym injuries is not knowing how to operate the machines. However, try not to get overwhelmed by this. If you don’t understand or you need help, you should ask the gym trainers or the person who has used it before to guide you through it. At Ozone Model Town, we have floor trainers who are always ready to instruct and help the members.
Other People's Judgement
Going to the gym for the first time can be very intimidating. The fear of getting judged is very common amongst people attending the gym for the first time. However, you should focus on yourself and your own technique. Listening to music at the gym can also help you shut out any background noise, and concentrate on your workout. At Ozone Model Town, our floor trainers and personal trainers are there to help you guide in every step of the way.
Not Knowing What To Wear
There are two types of gym-going people – one who like to wear athleisure and people whose only concern is wearing something they’re ok with getting sweaty. You should choose whichever is comfortable moving around and doesn’t get in the way while you’re exercising. Once you get into the gym swing of things, you can see which style is more ideal for you.
Feeling Conscious About Your Looks
For many people, the gym can bring up a lot of insecurities. Be it the first time jitters, or conscious about the way you look, sometimes these insecurities can stop you from signing up for the gym at all. To overcome these fears, you might want to go to the gym at off-peak hours to get used to the environment. You can also look at getting a personal trainer to teach you how to exercise and set a fitness plan for you, instead of wandering aimlessly not knowing what to do. Whenever it feels too daunting, always remember: everyone is too focused on their own workout to worry about you.
We hope this blog will help you overcome your gym fears and you can achieve your fitness and health goals. With high emphasis on cleanliness & hygiene, top of the line gym equipment, friendly trainers & support staff, work-out at Ozone Model Town is a unique luxury with fitness experience, whether you are looking to switch your gym or just starting out.