It’s crazy to think that in this day and age, an age where everyone is on the path to a fitter, healthier body, that people still think they are too over weight to join the gym.
I as a gym instructor (and fitness fanatic) I’ve heard it all:
“I’m to fat to join the gym.” “I want to join the gym but, I need to lose some weight first.” “I’m not going to any classes, everyone will be way better than me.” “What if people think I’m too big.”
It’s devastating to hear people (woman especially) say stuff like this. I mean, what do you think a gym is for?? Ground-breaking news; it’s not an exclusive club for the insanely fit, size 8 female or the body-building, muscle obsessed male, it’s for everyone and anyone!
If it’s embarrassment you’re worried about, I encourage you to think about those people sitting on the sofa, not working out, because you’re already doing 100% better than them. There WILL be people out there who are less fit than you sweating it out on a treadmill even as you read this post, so, what are you waiting for?!
I’ll let you in on a little secret… no one is watching you! They are all too worried thinking about what everyone else is thinking about them. You’ll actually find that people will respect you for having the motivation to actually go to the gym!
It’s all about being a little bit selfish. You have to concentrate on yourself, believe you can do it and others will have no choice but to be impressed when they see you shedding the pounds, who knows, you may even be someone else’s motivation!
Lastly, on behalf of all fitness instructors, I would like to thank you for joining the gym, coming to class and (most importantly) returning! Without you, we would be out of a job and we wouldn’t be able to do what we love – helping people like you achieve your goals!