What’s up, FCB family
So today, Adam and I want to give you our 4 top tips for overcoming gym anxiety; this is a topic that has been coming up a lot lately, so we thought we would share how we deal with this.
Be sure to leave me a comment on the blog if this helped and share it with someone you know it may help.
TIP #1 GYM TOUR
- Whether you are new to the gym or not, especially if you are new!! Get them to give you a tour of the gym. TRUST ME! this helps so much. This way, you can ask questions about the machine and see where everything is without looking lost.
- BUSY TIME, ask them when other peak hours are and try and avoid those times if you can. This way, you won’t feel overwhelmed with all the people around and will most likely use the machines you need.
TIP #2 HAVE A PLAN
- COME WITH A WORKOUT PROGRAM: In the Fit Club, you already have your program designed for you, so make sure you have a look at your workout before you go to the gym, so you know what you’re training that day. IF you’ve done your gym tour, you’ll know what area you need to be in and if you need to switch your circuits or exercises around.
- Don’t be afraid to change some of your circuits around if need be. If your workout has cables and a squat machine, but they are not even close to one another, then swap the exercises or modify one of them so you can stay in the same section. In the FCB programs, I make sure I give you modifications and options for this reason.
- If you can’t, go at the quieter times; find a space in the gym where you can bring some weights, a matt and whatever else you need to get your workout done. I do this all the time; if the gym is busy, I have a spot I go to and bring everything I need to that section and train.
TIP #3 HEADPHONES & A HAT
- Headphones, music is such a game-changer to your workout and especially for booking out the gym noise and helping to stay focused. I find if I have my favourite playlist, it puts me in a good mood, and I get excited to work out.
- Wear a hat; yes, this is amazing for dealing with anxiety. Block out eye contact with others; this will help you stay focused on yourself and your workout.
TIP #4 GET A GYM BUDDY
- Bring a friend to work out with you; that way, you both can support each other in your fitness journey, and you’ll have one another. If you can’t always go together, schedule the days you can go together and do the workouts that you are nervous about doing alone.
There you have it! Our top tips for combatting gym anxiety! And just remember, no one is there for you or to watch you workout; each person is there for themselves and probably experiencing a bit of anxiety themselves.
Adam & Hannah