Spin classes are the perfect solution for people who hate working out. It’s a fun workout that will get your heart rate up without causing any pain or injury. What exactly is spinning? Spinning is a type of aerobic exercise that combines cycling on a stationary bike with its own specific form of resistance training. Spin classes typically feature high-intensity interval training, which is bes...
So many people avoid going to the gym because they are afraid of people looking at them or laughing at how clueless they are, and honestly, I cannot blame you when people share videos of people at the gym laughing at each other, however the important thing to remember is why you are there in the first place.
We go to the gym to get fitter and become a better version of ourselves so we can improve both our physical and mental health, so why should the gym be reserved for people who already have and live this way of life. If you are ready to improve your life for the better, then you should be able to go into the gym with confidence and start living your best life! When I started going to the gym, I was overweight and unhappy, but I persevered and now I am in the best shape I have ever been in life.
When you enter the gym, you will no doubt be overwhelmed with all the equipment and machines that you feel you must use in order to have an effective workout, but you really don’t have to use everything in the building. The best things to start with is to jump straight onto the treadmill and do inclined walk for 20-30minutes just give you a taste of what the gym is like. This is minimal pressure and it’s basically what you do everyday which is walking.
I think the thing that puts people off from even going to the gym is the worry that people will stare at them and laugh, and you will make a fool out of yourself. Although if people really are doing that then they are not focusing or committed to their own fitness and that is their problem not yours. If you are focussed on your own workouts and training your own body, then you won’t even notice anyone looking and all they will see is determination and commitment. In the gym the only person that matters are you because you are dedicated to becoming fitter and challenging your body. Furthermore, experiencing this will make your mind and body stronger because you are facing your fears and daring to go to the gym.
The next thing that people are afraid of is using the machines but honestly, they are not scary whatsoever. All the machines have instructions and images of how to use them so you will always have them for some clarification and good description. Furthermore, you can get great videos on YouTube about how to use the machines and the best ways to use them and not injury yourself. Of course, a lot of the machines are self-explanatory such as the tricep exercises and ab crunchers, but some other machines can get a little confusing so watching a video will help you a lot. The best thing if you are nervous about gym is to ask one of the staff to help or even get a PT to help you to get fitter. They can give you expert knowledge about the best foods to eat and what exercises are best for your body and will help you to become the best you can be.
To conclude, the only fearful thing about the gym is taking that first step, once you’re in you are there to commit to your fitness and happiness. There is so much help available plus the chances that you are the only newbie on that day is very low so you will not be the only one fumbling around the gym as a beginner.