Definition: when someone is very insecure about them selves and they feel threatened by others in the gym who are in good physical condition
Honestly, I have no freaking idea of why I even thought about this word or anything about this word.
But, I am also pretty sure that a lot of people experience or have experienced this before. It’s something that I have felt (and still do from time to time) whenever I go to the gym. But, over the years, I have found this fear to decrease in size because I’ve finally come to accept a few facts.
- Nobody is really judging me. And if they are, then…..whatever
- We’re all going for the same goal…..but we’re all at different places in the journey towards the goal
- Once you get in the habit of going….then others things about the gym will start falling into place
And because I’ve accepted these few facts, I don’t find going to the gym to be all that intimidating.
And something else that has helped me with ‘gymtimidation’ is going to classes. They take up the whole hour that I plan on going to and they tackle things such as cardio and weight training! DOUBLE YAY! At first I did feel intimidation going to classes because…I was new and nobody else there was. But, again…once I accepted the facts above, I’ve found a big love for gym classes. So, below are some the of the classes that I enjoy the most.
Believe it or not…this was the first gym class that I ever took. It’s the one that I started out with. It is very choreography-forward, but there are plenty of people that lack rhythm skills that still go to a class like this and love it! It does take a few classes to get the jist of zumba, but once you get it and get into the music, I’m sure you will fall in love with it!
It’s the most recent class that I have gotten into, but oh boy, does it take care of the weight-lifting part of going to the gym! This class is basically 10 songs that get you warmed up, work out all the major muscles of your body and then get you cooled down. They’ve got some pretty bangin’ music (that I’ve actually gotten onto itunes myself).
It’s basically high energy kickboxing set to some some more bangin’ music. Once you get the moves that are associated with this class, I’m sure everything will just be dandy. But this class really does rev up your cardio, because it incorporates a few HIIT rounds and then a TURBO round (which is all the HIIT rounds combined)….0_0
So, I really don’t know what prompted me to write about this at all, but I just wanted to share my experience of getting over a lot of my gymtimidation….I guess.