Joining a gym is a wonderful decision for your health. It can help you to be healthier, feel better and look great. But it can be hard to settle into a groove at your gym so that you feel at home. You might feel awkward or nervous at first. Not to worry, there are things you can do to help you feel right at home at your gym in no time.
Buy some nice workout clothes. Some people are embarrassed because of how they look when they go to the gym. Buying some new workout clothing will give your self-confidence a boost. You will feel better about yourself and will be less likely to be worrying about what other people are thinking of you.
Remind yourself that you are all there for the same reason; you want to have a better quality of life. Look around those that are working out beside of you. More than likely, you will see that their focus is on their workout, not on you. Don’t obsess over those that have better bodies that you do, either. You don’t know what their physical condition was when they started coming to the gym.
Ask a friend to come along. Having a buddy always makes things easier for us. If you have a friend with you, you have someone to chat with while you are working out. You can even be a little competitive with each other to help give you more motivation to get a good workout in.
Remind yourself that you pay your gym membership the same as everyone else does and you have as much right to be there as they do. Try to have a positive attitude. You never know; you may even make some new friends while you are working out.
Momtasitc has an article with more tips for feeling comfortable at your gym.