Ok, so I have, I admit, tried the Richard Simmons Exercise Videos years ago and although they were great, the gym is even better. However, the first time you go can be terrifying. From hiding in the back row to feeling clumsy and out of shape, one could easily give up. Don’t! The results and the time spent will well be worth the initial feelings of inadequateness. You will always feel better after exercise, so keep on going and ignore those initial scary feelings. You will be glad you did.
- Always stay within your comfort zone. If something seems too difficult for you don’t worry about looking bad, your health is more important.
- Take a friend with you. This could eliminate your fear and give you a positive outlook.
- Arrive 10 to 15 minutes early. This will give you time to see what your up against and prepare yourself.
“Equipment like rowing machines, Pilates reformers and boxing bags may feel foreign if it’s your first time trying them out, but you don’t let that keep you from class.”