Joining a gym can be an intimidating experience. Heck, walking into the door of a gym can be overwhelming. I know that it took me a couple of years to work up the nerve to check out the gym that I am now a member of and it is located directly across the street! In addition, it's one of the least intimidating gyms I've ever experienced so I kind of laugh at myself for having been so scared to check it out.
Some gyms are big and bright and shiny and have lots of equipment and group fitness classes and oodles of personal trainers at your disposal. Some have a swimming pool, tanning bed, smoothie bar. Some are more basic places to gather and just focus on getting a good workout.
I think what I found intimidating is that I had this idea that a gym was for healthy and fit people. I think I was unsure that my fat and unfit self would be able to workout without being embarassed or something.
Which is really ridiculous when you stop and think about it.
But the gyms I've been to and the gym I'm a member of aren't places filled with muscle heads and skinny chicks. The gyms I've been to and the gym I'm a member of are places where people of all fitness levels come to get some exercise, to push a bit further in their fitness goals, to just be able to move and flex and lift and push.
I showed you mine now tell me about yours! Tell me about your gym- what you like or don't like. If you've been intimidated to go check out a gym close to you, I'd love it if you set a goal to go visit and just get a tour and then come back and tell me about it.
Don't be intimidated! Go check it out!