Ready to say ‘cya later’ to those pre-gym jitters?
The most important thing to remember is that EVERYBODY has a day one. We all had to start somewhere and we all had to take those first nerve-wracking steps into a commercial gym.
Confidence is defined as the feeling or belief that one can have faith in or rely on someone or something. In this case, that's YOU! We're here to help you build and own your confidence. Because a confident you, is the best kind of you. Your confidence will translate into your actions and keep you powering through - it will also inspire those around you!
The gym floor can be daunting, especially when you're new to the space. Here are our top tips to boost your confidence and reduce some of the anxiety that comes with exercising in a more public space.
GIVE YOURSELF A PEP TALK
Pump yourself up with some of your favourite inspirational quotes! Reflect on the things you've achieved in the past and remember that they were once scary too, but you overcame them anyway. This is just another feat you were destined to achieve.
HERE ARE SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES TO GET US FIRED UP:
- “GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO HUSTLE” ✨
- “EASY? NOPE. WORTH IT? ABSOLUTELY” ✨
- “TODAY’S PLAN? CRUSH GOALS” ✨
- “ONE DAY OR DAY ONE. YOU DECIDE” ✨
Find more quotes here that you can download as to your phone!
If you're new to the gym, we highly recommend that you research and look into the proper technique of exercises. Book in with a coach for some face-to-face coaching or, download THE BOD App and scour our exercise glossary and 500+ workouts. Use the videos as a guide for technique and read our step-by-step instructions.
GET THAT PERFECT PLAYLIST
We all have at least a handful of songs that make us feel like a complete badass. THE BOD Spotify Playlist is a must for the drive to the gym, and to keep you pumping throughout your sesh!
CONFIDENCE IN YOUR PROGRAM
A well written program will provide you with your 'plan of attack' at the gym. No second guessing or last minute planning. Download THE BOD app or grab THE BOD Nutrition & Training Programs to keep you on track. Think of it like taking a shopping list to the shops. You'll feel prepared and more efficient.
ROCK UP IN YOUR FAVOURITE GYM OUTFIT
Dress yourself in the kit that makes you feel the most confident. Set yourself goals for the gym and reward yourself at a milestone with a new gym top or leggings.
TRY OUT A CLASS OR VISIT IN OFF-PEAK HOURS
This is an opportunity to pick up exercise ideas and meet new people. If you're still working your way up to this, you can visit the gym in off-peak hours.
Boost your confidence and get rid of those pre-gym jitters that don't come from pre-workout! We hope these tips help and remind you just how powerful you and your mind really are.
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