Lift your confidence up at the gym
Do you want to start working out at a gym, but you're too nervous and do not have any confidence whatsoever?
Let me help you out a bit.
Here's my story...
So, I started to go to the gym when I moved across the country to Florida from California back in 2012. I was a little tiny man, not by height, but by my weight and muscle mass. At that time I had no motivation or any intentions on going to the gym. I had accepted myself as someone who look so tiny and had no body weight. I weighed at that time around 120 pounds at 5'10. Honestly when I look back now, I only didn't want to work out or go to the gym because I had no confidence.
I would always think to myself If I would go, people would look at me funny because of how much weight I could lift at that time and I didn't want to get made fun of.
Or another reason if the embarrassment of seeing someone who is a lot younger than I am and is lifting like 5 times more than I can.
Those were probably the main reasons why I didn't want to go, but it all changed when I started going. Everyone starts at the beginning. It doesn't take a short time to build up a lot of muscle. You need to work and work and work.
Slowly but surely I started to feel more confident at the gym because we are all there for the same reasons. We all want to make ourselves look the best as we can.
Here are a few tips I learned along the way to help me with my confidence at the gym.
1. Do not go to the gym alone
This is important for me because when its your first time going to the gym and you have no idea what you're doing and or you need someone to spot you. Have a friend with you, at least for a few sessions, that way you get yourself comfortable to lift by yourself and don't need any help.
2. Ask for a personal trainer
If you are new and do not have a clue what to do and what exercises to do, then go to the front desk and ask if you can have some help and get yourself a personal trainer for a few sessions. Yes, it may cost some money, but it will be worth it because the trainer will help you with the best knowledge they know to help you get started to workout by yourself.
3. Take a complimentary gym class
If you want more of a group session, most gyms offer classes with a good amount of people. For example, Spin cycles and Zumba. Those are two classes were you're not alone and you're with a wide set of people.
4. Regularly go
Do not just go to the gym once and not go again. That is not going to help you out with boosting your confidence let alone your body goals. Go maybe 3 times a week. Have a set schedule.
5. Workout at night (if you can)
I know when I started to work out. I made sure I signed up for a 24 hour gym that way I can go in the middle of the night if my schedule allowed me to. Plus, not so many people go in the middle of the night. I say, its great because most times the gym is empty and you have the entire gym to yourself.
So, there are the few tips that can help with your confidence at the gym.
Get yourself out there and be the best person you can be. Go lift some weights, go run on the treadmill or take a class. Remember everyone who goes to the gym has the same reason everyone else goes to the gym. We all want to look sharp.