The gym can be a venue for intimidation. There are too many unwritten laws, unknown devices, and places that are hard to navigate. Yet in your nervousness, you’re not alone — everybody feels a little nervous as they hit uncharted territory. That said, the best solution to your discomfort at the pre-gym is to get confident before going in.
Following these basic few steps will help your lean mentality journey and set you on a right through your first time in a gym.
- Take a tour: This is the first and most important thing to develop a lean mentality and getting familiar with the gym environment. It will help you get acquainted with the facilitators thus enhancing your chances of getting it right.
- Music is necessary but doesn’t overdo it: A great song will fire you up — just go ahead with precaution. Choose some tunes that will motivate you to do a great workout but make sure that the volume only keeps these tracks for your ears!
- Gyms can contain germs but you avoid them: Everyone is sweating but what matters is what you are doing about it. “Most gyms have sanitation and hygiene stations with products to keep shared equipment clean. Wipe things down before and after you use them. If you plan to use them regularly, you may also want to invest in some personal items, such as a yoga mat. Some equipment, such as free weights, doesn’t need to be wiped off each time, but always be sure to wash when you’re done with your exercise.”