A lot of people avoid the gym because of gym intimidation. Some people even feel like they need to lose weight before they can even join the gym. I get it, seeing muscle men and machines you don’t know how to use can be intimidating. I to had to overcome gym intimidation when I ventured in to the male dominated free weight section of my gym.Yet often times the gym scenarios we envision in our heads are scarier than the reality of things. All gyms have people of different fitness levels. Just remember that everyone is too worried about themselves to judge you. Everyone starts somewhere even bikini models. Find out when non peak hours and days are at your gym are and go when it’s less crowded. You can also learn how to use machines, do different exercises, and use correct form using online resources like https://www.youtube.com/user/ScottHermanFitness
Treat yourself to nice gym clothes and sneakers you feel comfortable and confident in. You’re more likely to shrink in the corner if you’re wearing your old stained t-shirt.You don’t have to spend a lot of money to be gym fly, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and DSW sell a lot of brand new gym wear for less. Keep your gym clothes organized and your gym packed and ready to go. Listen to music while you work out that keeps you pumped.
It’s okay to have gym intimidation but it’s important to work around it and work out! Even if you’re bench pressing a bar with no weights you’re still doing better than the guy sitting on the couch. Don’t let fear hold you back from your potential.