Gyms can be incredibly scary and intimidating for newcomers to the scene - particularly if you are just getting started on a weight loss program and trying to get back in shape. It’s no surprise, then, that something like ‘gymtimidation’ exists.
The gym is full of muscle-bound guys and girls who look like they own the joint, and they are fit. Actually, really fit - in fact, they barely seem to break a sweat after a few hundred metre sprints on the treadmill and a weightlifting session with dumbbells the size of half a cow. At least, that’s what it seems like.
But the truth is somewhat different. Just because people look like they are running the show, gymtimidation happens to almost everyone, just in different ways. And if you want to get fit, you’ll need to face your fears, and defeat your particular version of gymtimidation once and for all. Here are a few ways of doing it.