One of the biggest things that people have communicated to me is that the primary reason they do not workout is because they are terrified of the gym. Afraid that someone is going to watch or make fun of them while they workout. I’ll admit that I was that person too in the beginning. Who wants someone watching you while you are sweating and huffing and puffing away! It is probably one of the worse things to imagine! But the key word is imagine. No one is actually watching at least not in a bad way!
One thing to remember is that everyone is in the gym fighting their own health battle. There may be the “skinny” (which I use loosely) woman who looks absolutely amazing but could be fighting diabetes; the supposed buff guy who is could be fighting heart disease, or the very obese husband and wife who are fighting for their health and their lives. No one knows why someone else is at the gym or what they are aiming for.
With that said, if you are someone who is terrified of the gym, take baby steps. Go at a time when the gym is not as full and gradually build your confidence in working out in front of others. As time goes on, you’ll find that you are more comfortable and while yes someone may be watching you, you may be inspiring their health journey!
Til Next Time!