8 Common Gym Fears, Solved

 

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8 Common Gym Fears, Solved. by Brittany Risher. January 30, 2019. 2 Comments.

Share it: Anytime we do something new, there’s an element of fear and vulnerability. When it comes to going to the gym, it’s no different — if anything, it’s amplified. 8 Common Gym Fears, Solved January 30, 2019.

Written by Brittany Risher. Anytime we do something new, there’s an element of fear and vulnerability. When it comes to going to the gym, it’s no different — if anything, it’s amplified. “I use word ‘gymtimidation,’” says Mike Nicholson, master trainer at Chelsea Piers Fitness in New. THE MOST COMMON GYM FEARS – SOLVED!

Trying anything new can give most of us a little fear and vulnerability. Trying out the gym for the first time or just going to a new gym certainly isn’t any different. When you first join any gym it is usually pretty overwhelming even for those who are experienced.

There is equipment everywhere and if. Consider practical strategies for overcoming common barriers to fitness. 1. I don’t have enough time to exercise. Setting aside time to exercise can be a challenge. Use a little creativity to get the most out of your time.

Squeeze in short walks throughout the day. Fear of injury. Learn how to warm up and cool down to prevent injury.

Learn how to exercise appropriately considering your age, fitness level, skill level, and health status. Choose activities involving minimum risk. Lack of skill.

Select activities that don’t require new skills, such as walking, climbing stairs, or jogging. Continued. Exercise Myth: I don’t have time.

This is a myth that’s common in all age groups.Experts recommend a minimum of 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week. That might sound like a lot. We all know treadmills are a great addition to a home gym, providing an effective and relatively safe cardiovascular workout. Like most workout machines, a treadmill may occasionally run into problems, especially if you use it frequently. Treadmills come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and features – but there are several key problems found on most types of treadmill machines.

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Furthermore, a large, busy gym may trigger agoraphobic avoidance.

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Also, the idea of going to a gym where other people were made me dizzy with anxiety.

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I think anyone who’s ever been to a gym can relate to this one.

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Of course the intimidation of the gym still haunted me, so I started working out at home.

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If you are afraid to go to a gym, you aren’t alone.

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The gym actually intimidates more people than you think.

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Yet far too many people feel out of place at a gym; they don’t feel welcome.

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And then there’s that fear of being among the gym rats who look at you askance, as if you’re a pretender to the throne of being fit and you have no right to be on the machines.

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One of the reasons I didn’t exercise in the past was that I was so resentful of those sneaky gym contracts that I couldn’t face those gyms any more.

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Overcoming the barriers Fear is one reason people avoid exercise.

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  • Used to get scared to go cause I’m not so fit and I don’t really know how to workout. But honestly having workout videos on my phone really does help cause it’s just me and my video and I can ignore everyone else cause it doesn’t give me time to think about jt

  • I’m very self conscious about my weight. I’m 15 and super skinny and don’t know how to overcome this. Everyone calls me anorexic, light weight, and skinny boy. I feel like when I go to the gym it will be the same thing and people will judge me for not being able to lift a lot of weight. Please help.

  • I have been to the gym once and it was awful. I was watching a video with my earphones on about how to do some exercises and when I started some guys began to stare at me. I asked them if I do the exercise wrong and then said “no, you just look stupid because you are too young to go to the gym and you are only trying to make yourself look sexier” (btw i am 15 and i was doing a stomach exercise because of health problems)����

  • I remember the first time someone told me to “train your neck” I felt so awkward when he told me then…just with that amount of information I regret rejecting can’t imagine what my neck size would be if I listened to him

  • HAHA! Love it! I did have a lot of fears also but watching you is so helpful. You are silly confident and fun. Thanks for sharing Jen!

  • Rack pulls.
    Speed Squats
    Speed bench
    Speed deadlifts
    Banded bench press
    For arm training
    Neck…. anything.

    It’s ridiculous how people don’t realize they are making fun of legitimate exercises.

  • Everyone laughed at this man for having a strange mustache. Three years later they saw him walk into the bar with his three wives, his stache coated in what appeared and smelled to be pussy juice, but that’s only if you got close enough to him. If that happened though, you’d find yourself waking up in the hospital. So here we are… Can you get the nurse for me? I need to use the restroom.

  • Jen I watch all of your videos and this video was spot on for me. I struggle with “gymtimidation” lol. I really want to go but I am so insecure. I find every excuse to not go when I know I will feel better if I go. I follow so many fitness role models and I wish I could over come my fear. I know you’d be my cheer leader, when I do get it together!:) <3

  • Thank you for posting this. I have ridiculous anxiety. So my friends who keep offering me to ride along with them on there bring a friend card goes to waste. I want to go but I just feel so spooked so I workout at home all the time.

  • Im a music junkie so i constantly update my playlists gives me another reason too hit the gym.too listen too my badass music playlist and drown everyone else out!!!

  • I really liked your video motivates, I also make such videos, I will be glad if you rate and subscribe to my channel I am building for you ����

  • When I stare back those guys get weird and come up to me sometimes �� but it just makes the opportunity more easy to be like “hey, stop staring” or I close my eyes and focus…that has helped me alot lately.

  • you step just awesome. I needed this video. I was in the gym the other day and my husband had me lifting free weights (which I always avoid) and I felt like people were just staring at me and I was so intimidated! but I knew it was just in my head. but thank you for your advice!

  • I just got home from my first workout, I went 3:30am so no one was there, went around and found the machines I was going to use, then people came slowly, but I knew where to go and what to do. The hardes time is the first, next time will be easy because I know where to go, what to do, and how the machines work:)

  • I love your accent, you sound like a new york mobster from the 70s, its rare to hear that accent in new york except in little Italy of course, I’m from New York btw

  • If I’m benching 135 I will stop because of the laughter if I see this neck band.I give no fucks.I find it funny.
    Being that said keep making gains!
    I bicep curl upside down so… that’s what people laugh at me for.

  • Hi Jen! I’m from Argentina and a really like your channel. Can you make a video wiht some tips for not became too bulky. I’m an aerealist and I devolop too much muscle… I look like a man…

  • Love this video. I do feel judged when I go to the gym. I am overweight and always think that people are always thinking “Why is she here she is so fat she looks weird doing these exercises.” And then I see these skinnier girls there and my self esteem goes into the dumps.

  • I been going a few months now with a plan mostly as a lone wolf and I tell ya nothing forces you to bust out a few more reps like the rocky soundtrack or Rammstein for that matter