If that s not possible because ya know. Breathe in quietly through your nose to a 4 second count hold this breath in for 7 seconds then blow air out of mouth forcefully making a sound for a total of 8 seconds.
10 ways to hit the gym with confidence.
How to get confidence to go to the gym. But you can be sure that it will happen and that it will be worth it. If you can try to avoid the gym peak hours which tend to be from 8 11am and 4 7pm. Whether you do or don t hire a trainer read some exercise books to learn good form on basic lifts like squats lunges pushups pullups deadlifts dips.
It s enough to make you want to just give up and go get a burrito. My story is personal and not everyone can relate directly to my experiences. This is a great way to get to know the trainers the equipment and the vibe.
Different gyms have different atmospheres and some might make you feel more comfortable than others. And like i said it won t be an overnight change it will take time to build confidence at the gym. It might take a hit to your ego at first but the next time you re using the leg press as a pro you ll forget all about it.
As you get into the swing of things here are some tips i give my clients to help them slow down and feel more confident in the gym when those nerves start to kick in. Don t be afraid to ask the attendants and other people in the gym how things work. Every gym is different so your new gym might not have the same mechanics as the one you used in college.
I started going to the gym with intention not just to run but also to lift and get stronger. Go for a 10 minute walk little changes really can change everything next steps to fitness to be healthy adults need a minimum of 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate exercise or 1 hour and 15. The deep breathing exercise goes like this.
Until you walk into a gym and can do three sets of eight reps each with a 5 kg dumbbell. It is then that you realize that you are not as strong and that you have a belly that shouldn t even be there in the. Working with a trainer for just a few sessions will increase your confidence in the gym 99 of the time.
Take a lap and write it down. And if you re looking for a good place to get started on your fitness journey check out our amazing and free 15 day fit body challenge. But there are certain things that everyone can do to build confidence and begin to walk into the gym like you own the place.
Before committing to a gym go in for a taster session most good gyms will offer a free induction session with a personal trainer or try out a class.