I joined a gym but social anxiety is preventing me from going
I thought to maybe go at like 3 am, but I'm afraid that other weirdos will have the same idea..
Well in my gym its quieter in the morning around 9am .. people are off to work and the bums are still in bed.
But important part to recognise your anxiety, think about what your feeling and why your feeling when your there the more you learn about it the better chance of over coming it.
Remember that the people in the gym are there to workout as well and they will be to busy to recognise what your doing...you probably wont feel the same so ignore them calmy avoid eye contact unleas needed. Use the imagen your in an empty room technique to keep calm and relaxed.
Try looking for 1on1 martial arts coach in your area...it will improve your confidence a lot.
I only joined the gym 5 weeks ago and when i walked in for the first time i actually had a panic attack. I felt so out of my comfort zone having never participated in any kind of excercise let alone the closed proximity of a gym! But i thought, you know what i have nothing to lose but so much to gain. I bit the bullet and i went with the flow. Now i walk in and im trying all different sorts of things. Everyone has to start somewhere and all of those people at the gym were once where i was im sure! Good luck x
The gym actually cures anxiety mate. The first time will be the hardest but if u try doing a warm up at home or run to gym with a cap on. Earfones help some people but I personally hate them. I usually head straight for treadmill so I can take a glance around and see that no1s paying me any attention. Everyone looks to see when a new person walks in a room its just a protection thing comes natural. Once ur there ul not want to leave. Gets addictive.
I made it inside via making my roommate sign up.
I suffered anxiety as well. I do my bodyweight in the park. It's composed by pull ups, push ups and jogging. Outdoor (i.e a forest or a park) is the best place to exercise your body and calm the anxiety.
Taking the first step is always the hardest. But do not feel intimidated. You may want to join classes like spin and always be honest when instructors ask who are first timers, it always helps :)
Spin classes are easy to follow but makes you lose a lot. Now i am addicted to working out
Hows it going???