Fearful and Afraid of stepping into a gym?
Afraid of judgement... Afraid of the unknown... Afraid of failure.
When it comes to setting new goals, and stepping out of our comfort zones, these are often the first emotions and subconscious thoughts that we are faced with. The magnitude of these are multiplied when we have been there before and have experienced failure. In fact, I know many people who stop setting goals and new years resolutions simply because they have grown tired of feeling like a failure.
These fears are particularly relevant when setting goals to become healthier, fitter, or just shedding a few pounds. The thought of stepping into a gym can be terrifying. What if I don't know what I am doing? What if people judge me?
When it comes to the fear of entering a gym, you're not alone.
We all face it. Even though I have been in the fitness industry for years and have loved to exercise all my life, I still get nervous every single time I enter a new gym. I am afraid of being judged. Afraid of not knowing how to use a machine. Afraid that I will stand out, or look like a fool aimlessly wandering around trying to find what I am looking for.
One day, it dawned on me.
If this is how I feel entering a new gym... how does a beginner feel?
It was that day that I vowed to create a different experience. One where every single person felt welcome, empowered, and free of judgement. A place where you could start at whatever level you were at, and feel comfortable doing so. A place where you could learn new movements, and try things you never believed you were capable of. A place where you were welcomed into the community, and never thought twice about what other people were thinking. A place you could envision your goals, and actually see them come true.
This is what Encompass Fitness stands for, and this is what Encompass Fitness does. It has been an absolute privilege to see others become happier and healthier versions of themselves.
“When you're scared, you stay as you are!”
― Stephen Richards
If this is true, to change, you just need to eliminate fear. I believe that you are able to achieve your goals this year. Even if you have tried 100 times, and have failed 100 times. This time, the 101st time, it can be different. You see, just because you "fail" at something... it doesn't mean you're a failure. Just because you have fat.. does not mean you are "fat". Stop letting nouns define what you see yourself as. This year, try stepping out and facing your fears afraid - I can PROMISE you that it will be worth it. I am here for you every step of the way, because I understand where you are.
If you think you're ready to push past some of your fears, and take a step forward, I want to hear from you. Click here to schedule an appointment with me. We can talk about where you are at now, and where you would like to go. You don't have to stay where you are, and you don't have to stay unhappy.