Facing Your Fitness Fears

Everyone has some fear when they first start a fitness program. Maybe they worry they’ll look silly and not be able to do the exercises. Sometimes, they worry about the potential health risks of exercise, fear failure or not know where to start and actually make things worse. People also worry that they’ll fail or quit before they see results. If you find you’ve been postponing your goal of getting fit, it’s time to start facing your fitness fears and take charge.

If lack of knowledge is your problem, it’s easy to overcome.

One reason people turn to personal trainers for help is that they have no idea where to start. They worry that they’ll overwork themselves and cause injury or that their workout won’t be effective. First, as far as effectiveness goes, getting up and walking is an effective and easy way to start. Your results will come slower, but you’ll still get results. When you’re ready for the next step or want to maximize results immediately, getting the help of a fitness professional can help you overcome those fears. It won’t take long for you to start building confidence.

If you fear that you’ll look silly when you first start, eliminate that fear.

You’re absolutely right. Most people don’t have perfect moves when they first start working out. That’s why getting help from a trainer to learn the right way to do each exercise is important. However, even if you don’t look perfect, it’s not a big deal. Everyone starts out feeling uncomfortable and gawky when they’re learning something new, even people who have practically lived in gyms most of their lives.

If you fear you’ll drop out or fail, make your workout fun.

Quitting is not an option you even consider when you’re having fun. It’s one of the reasons I like to mix up the workout and include kickboxing as part of it. My clients tell me they never get bored and actually look forward to traditional workouts that help them prepare for kickboxing and the actual kickboxing sessions. While fitness is a serious subject and extremely important, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun doing it.

  • Group sessions are also an inexpensive way to get started. You’ll be amazed at the comradery and encouragement people have for one another in these groups.
  • Build your confidence as you build your strength. Another reason kickboxing is included at One Love Fit Club is that it is a super boost to confidence. You feel strong and in control when you know you can defend yourself.
  • You may feel awkward when you start the first session at the gym, but once you do the first exercise and see that you get guidance for every movement you do, that awkwardness will melt away.
  • Failure is never an option here or any time you work with a personal trainer. The only way you fail is by never starting. We provide the motivation and encouragement to continue.

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