When most beginners walk into a public gym for the first time it can seem overwhelming and make you feel uncomfortable, and you really don’t even know where to start and how to use the machines. Countless times I have seen beginners just jump from machine to machine and not really know what they are doing.
Before you decide to go to the gym decide on what you are really trying to achieve whether it be losing weight, bulking, toning up, strength training, or even cardio. After you have made your decision on what route you are going to take you need to do some research on how to achieve your goal. (I can help you with this, just email me)
When you finally decide that you are ready to conquer the insecurity of walking into a public gym you should know a few things;
- You are there for the same reason as everyone else.
- No one really cares how much you weigh or how skinny you are.
- Stay as confident as possible.
- Use other people as motivation to achieve your personal goals.
- Always have a purpose for going. (don’t go just to say you went)
When you start to workout for the first time you want to work on form, good form will save you from injuries in the future. If you are unsure on how to use a machine ask someone around you (that looks friendly), or see if the staff of the gym can show you how to operate it. Most of the time experienced gym junkies will help you all they can and be sure to take advice from them (if they look like they know what they are doing).
Shortly after you become a regular in the gym you will start to see progress on the goal you are wanting to achieve.