Posted on

25% suffer from this …

25% suffer from this 

So I was sent some stuff on a few studies the other 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 pretty much ever before right now (working from home also to blame, amazing how many steps you do just parking our cars / getting off and on trains).

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 40 sessions a week all specifically for ladies over 40+ Marlborough, Devizes and all around the world  

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

Developing habits that build your confidence 

And I never used to be ok saying this..

But it is life changing..

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..

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 Paula in saying:

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.

Rather than:

What if we succeed, feel fitter, enjoy it, drop some clothes sizes, get more energy

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