11 Ways to Overcome Feeling Awkward at the Gym

11 Ways to Overcome Feeling Awkward at the Gym
Scott Webb

Working out is hard enough, but it’s even worse when you’re not the “typical” gym person. If you don't have much gym experience, it can make signing up and actually committing a fairly awkward experience.

Don’t worry though, we’ve all been there and trust - after you shake off those initial jitters and focus on the following, you’ll be over that whole awkward feeling and ready to work it!

Practice At Home

Some of the moves people do at a gym look ridiculous, whether they're a professional athlete or beginner. So that’s why you should practice some of your new moves at home.

You can do this by working out to a video on YouTube in front of the mirror to see what you need to change regarding your form. It’ll make you feel less self-conscious when it’s time to do it in front of others, oh and also form is everything to prevent injury!

Pick The Right Gym

A place like Equinox is for starlets and dudes who drink protein shakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Curves is completely female friendly. The environment of a gym can really impact how you feel about working out there. Do some research and see what fits your personality best so you’re not stuck paying a monthly fee for somewhere you hate.

Make A Plan

When you’re wandering around a new gym, you can feel like a directionless noob so much to the point that you think people are noticing. They aren’t, but still. What’s good about making a plan for your daily routines is that you’ll walk in looking like a boss.

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