So I was sent some stuff on a few studies last week
About how 25% of people feel too intimidated to go to a gym..
“Gymtidation’ they call it..
21% of people were worried about looking unfit in front of other people…
And 19% worried about what others would think of them…
Which all contributes to why we are less active than ever right now.
Increasing the risk of issues that come with ageing, like osteoporosis and lack of independence as we age.
But here’s the thing.
This is really worrying to me.
As the industry that is supposed to be helping people is actually putting off
the people who need it most..
Because it’s not just women who feel this intimidation around gyms.
When I was just personal training
I would get this from guys, too.
In fact, this is where our Fit For Life Programme for ladies over 40 all started.
When a lady I was working with in a gym
Felt panicky because it was so busy and just felt everyone was watching.
I started training her in her home. Then her friend also wanted to do it…
Fast forward a few years and we have over 20 sessions a week all specifically for ladies over in Marlborough, Devizes and Burbage
And an awesome community of like-minded ladies..
Luxury Spa morning and evenings (as I like to call them) with yoga and meditation…
Helping each other to get 1% better each day.
Even if that’s starting off by doing it at home
Following along with our ‘click n play’ home workouts until you feel confident to come.
This is YOU vs YOU, after all.
But I get it…
Anything ‘new’ is going to be scary.
But like anything.
Public speaking for the first time.
Starting new job..
Becoming a parent..
But nothing is ever as scary as it seems.
Think about everything you ever did…
With that was a whole load of fear and worry..
But you’re still here today
And you go through it.
So take confidence from that.
And who knows…
You might join Karen in saying:
“Lots of fun, it goes so fast it really doesn’t feel like a chore”
And be on your way to feeling fitter
Saying ‘yes’ to more social events and things you want to do
Feeling more confident
Wearing the clothes you want to wear.
I could go on.
It’s human nature to put your attention on the costs of DOING something…
Rather than the costs of NOT doing something…
We focus on what others will think, what if we fail etc.
What if we succeed, feel fitter, enjoy it, drop some clothes sizes, get more energy
(like these ladies https://frucifit.com/who-else-wants-results-like-this/)
And my final question?
Wouldn’t it be fun to find out?
Rather than spend more energy worrying about ‘what if’ scenarios?
Matt ’what if’ Fruci