Do you wish you could fall in love with feeling fit, but you are shy about going to a gym?
Are you worried about signing up for a group exercise class and being in over your head?
Being shy about going to a gym and the fear of getting injured are very common along with the fear of feeling so sore the next day that you can hardly walk.
Don’t let that shyness keep you on the couch. The benefits of working out far outweigh any risks or fears.
So let’s look at ways you can get your workout groove on.
Start at your level
Start slowly and build up. Diving into a fast-paced workout will just add stress to stiff muscles, joints and your motivation. One of the most important steps you can take in making fitness part of your lifestyle is to practice acute body awareness. Pay attention to aches and pains and never workout through the pain.
Know what you can and can’t do
If you have specific concerns about your abilities, range of motion or endurance, be sure to take these into consideration with your workout routines. You know your body best.
Hone different Skills
Don’t lock yourself into the same workout day in and day out.
Make sure you switch up your routine. By doing that you will not only get a better overall workout, but different exercise routines will hone different skills like balance, coordination and flexibility which helps to keep you moving as comfortably as possible.
Recognize the good.
Lastly, recognize the positive moods and feelings of well-being you experience. They will serve as motivators to help you keep up with your new routine as the months progress.
Is there anything you would add? Please share.
P.S. And if you are not working out regularly, let’s talk. My favorite workout is a circuit workout that lasts no longer than 30 minutes. No special equipment is needed and working out in the privately gives autonomy and freedom. There’s no one to judge and no one to compare yourself to. Fill out the form below and let’s talk.