DEALING WITH GYM NERVES
The gym is probably not what you would consider your “happy place”. At the gym, you’re in a perpetual state of being sticky and sweaty; you think everyone is judging you and you may feel the need to compete with the gym rat next to you who is running at lightning speed. If this is your outlook, clearly it’s time to make a change! By following these tips, you’ll be on the road to making the gym your “happy place,” or at least something close to it.
VISIT AT QUIET TIMES
Any activity can be learned or can be performed better in a peaceful and secure environment. One of the best way to overcome gym nerves to do gyming at evening or early morning sessions. Working out in fuzz and with more people is not being at a state of ease. For the perfect workout, we need perfect environment.
TAKE GROUP CLASSES
Exercise flies by when it doesn't feel like exercise. There are lots of creative group activities that are fun, social and promote fitness. Try starting up a group that combines builds social time around yoga in the park, hiking a nearby trail, or anything else physically active and fun.
TRAIN WITH A FRIEND
Life is full of great solo activities, but exercise isn’t always one of them. Working out with a buddy isn’t just a fun way to squeeze in some face time; it provides extra accountability along an added push to go that extra mile.
SHUT OUT THE WORLD (WITH MUSIC)
Save the silence for a meditation class. Workouts are meant to be energetic! Create a perfect playlist and then pump the tunes to get better results and have more fun doing it Effects of music during exercise on RPE, heart rate and the autonomic nervous system.
RESEARCH WHAT YOU’RE GETTING INTO
As it is said “There is no age for learning” so to overcome this nerve one should do the detailed study of fitness hacks or else research different exercise types and create your own workout plan. This will helps him/her the best.
CHALLENGE YOUR MINDSET
There is no magic time frame required for a good workout (it's about exercise quality, not quantity!). Waiting for the clock to tell you when a workout is done can make time seemingly stand still. One of the best ways to deal with gym nerves is to begin the habit of challenging your negative thought processes, whenever you find yourself feeling down.
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS
Nothing makes exercise fly by faster than seeing exciting results! Measuring exercise progress and tracking it in a journal makes gains more tangible and provides a great way to stay motivated.
SET A REWARD
Buying a new outfit, grabbing a post-workout smoothie, or splurging on a massage can all act as rewards that make tough workouts more bearable. The key is to choose a reward that is really desirable and a bit frivolous so that it actually seems like a treat.