Conquering Gymtimidation

by | Aug 31, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

We know that stepping into a fitness studio for the first time can leave you feeling all sorts of ways. It’s like embarking on a journey into the unknown, fueled by equal parts excitement and apprehension. At Wheel House, we want your journey to make you feel empowered and uplifted to help you shake off that “gymtimidation”. We’ll help you discover ways to conquer gym anxiety and build up confidence for your body and mind.

What is Gymtimidation?

Imaging this: you’ve finally worked up the courage to sign up for a group workout class. You walk in and and those butterflies in your stomach turn into a heavy knot. If you’ve felt this way before you’re not alone. Gymtimidation is that feeling of unease and self-consciousness that can accompany a trip to the gym or fitness class. It’s like a cloud of doubt that tries to overshadow your determination and often leads to people backing of out fitness classes or stops them from stepping into the gym in the first place.

Understanding the Why:

Why does gymtimidation exist in the first place? It’s a cocktail of factors. We live in a world where Instagram feeds are filled with perfectly sculpted bodies and fitness influencers showcasing their workout prowess. It’s easy to feel like a novice among all the pros. Fear of judgment and comparison keeps us from walking through the gym doors with our heads held high.

Finding Your Confidence:

The most important step in getting over your gymtimidation is showing up. At Wheel House we believe everyone’s journey is unique and we’re here to help you unlock your confidence.

  • Choose Your Crew: Our fitness classes aren’t just about burning calories; they’re about building community. Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who are all on their own fitness journey can be incredibly motivating and empowering. 
  • Set Realistic Goals: Instead of focusing solely on the end result we recommend setting smaller more achievable goals. Celebrate every victory along the way, whether is completing an extra set or showing up consistently.
  • STOP THE NEGATIVITY: Replace those self-doubts with affirmations and positive self-talk. Remind yourself you are here to grow and every step forward is a win.
  • Embrace the Learning Curve: Nobody masters a news skill in a single day. Approach every workout as an opportunity to learn and improve. Progress might be gradual, but it’s definitely happening.
  • REMEMBER YOU BELONG: That feeling of not belonging? That’s a mental illusion. You have every right to be here, working on your goals and becoming the best version of yourself.
  • Don’t fear failure: Mistakes and setbacks are part of the journey. They’re not a sign of weakness; they’re stepping stones to success. Embrace the mistakes, internalize them and continue to push forward.
  • Bring a Buddy: Sometimes taking that leap alone is scary. So have a friend join you. It will be a great way to bond, and you’ll have each other’s support as well as everyone in class rooting for you.


Start Your Success Story:

Wheel House isn’t just about fitness. We’re about empowerment. Our classes aren’t about being the best in room; they’re about being the best version of yourself. We’re here to guide you, support you, and celebrate every triumph. The only competition is the person you were yesterday. So grab your waterbottle and put on those workout clothes and let’s get started on your adventure. Your future self will thank you for it.

Stay motivated, stay determined, and keep pushing!