Hey man, glad to see you've taken the next step and joined a local gym. As for tips about how to feel a bit more comfortable. Well it's interesting you bring that up because for Christmas I joined a gym for a week to work out during the break and here is what I found.Hey man, glad to see you've taken the next step and joined a local gym. As for tips about how to feel a bit more comfortable. Well it's interesting you bring that up because for Christmas I joined a gym for a week to work out during the break and here is what I found.
It really does seem as if everyone is watching you when you join a new place. One thing i'd try is to show up at a non-busy time if you can for the first week to get used to the new machines and in general the gym itself. Other than that the biggest thing is just forcing yourself to go for the first week or two because at first it's pretty intimidating and uncomfortable but rest assured that after some time there you'll start to feel very comfortable and that intimidation factor will go away.
I know for me, when I went home for Christmas, after about a week I already was starting to feel at home in the gym and not nearly nervous, like everyone was watching me or anything. So it doesn't take long. The key is just to focus on continuing to go and not letting that feeling overwhelm you. Good luck! 3150 days ago
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As it's the season of good will, I've decided to go wish all those people who took the time to visit my page/blog and who took the time to leave a comment, that I would now return the favour. Thank you and may I wish you all the best for 2008. Remember we can all reach the stars and achieve our goals, so make 2008 your year....let’s kick butt...you can do it. Keep smiling all, your Irish buddy John : -)