If you’ve ever thought about joining a gym and then suddenly decided against it, it may be that you’ve come to the conclusion that you are not a gym person. While it’s true that you’ll encounter some well-muscled men and strong, fit women with perfect ponytails taking selfies on the machines to show off to their friends, these people are actually there to do exactly what you’re there to do–workout.
So, the first thing to do is to master your fear of the gym. At YouFit Health Clubs, the best gym in Gainesville, we offer a place where you can work out in a comfortable, non-judgmental environment. If you’re still not sure of how to master your fear of the gym, here are some of our tips for getting past it:
- Go on off-hours. Sometimes there are certain hours either earlier in the morning or later in the evening when the gym crowd thins out. It may help your anxiety to work out in a less crowded environment which means the machines will also be more accessible.
- Try YouFit’s 30-minute circuit workout. Here, you’ll use a variety of machines to get in a full-body workout that is timed. So, the best part is that you get your workout done fast so that you are in and out of the gym in no time.
- Create a fitness plan or ask one of the personal trainers at YouFit to help you. This is the easiest way to focus on your goals to get the most out of your exercise routine. When you have a clear picture of your fitness goal in mind, you’ll feel better about yourself, and that means feeling more confident about going to the gym.
- Exercise with a friend. Studies show that working out with a buddy helps motivate each of you to get to the gym more often. You will also have a buddy to talk to while you use the machines together, so, if you do anything wrong, you can correct each other and not have to feel embarrassed.
If you’re thinking about starting an exercise program or just want to speak with one of our trainers about customizing a specific workout, don’t hesitate to stop by YouFit and speak with a member of our team. We want you to feel comfortable at YouFit and make it a place where you’re working to achieve all of your workout and fitness goals!