Gym Intimidation

“Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 12”. Someone once said this to me when I first joined the gym and it has stuck with me.

I’m aware people genuinely feel stuck sometimes - walking in the gym and everyone knows what they are doing. It’s tough when you feel you will look silly or that everyone else is doing well and looking at you.

I can honestly say, every experience i’ve ever had in every gym i’ve been to over the past 5 and a half years - I’ve found it less intimidating and judgemental than if I were to walk into a bar or a shop. WE GET YOU! We walked in there for the very first time too, literally every athlete, every bodybuilder, every world title holder, all of us.

Everyone started somewhere. Everyone in there is there to better themselves in some way or other so be brave. Walk into the gym. Go into the weights corner where some of the men are too. Ask someone for help. Pick up a barbell. You can do it ladies!

You don’t have to be great to start but you do have to start to be great!

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