I’ve spoken to a few girls this week who have said they find going to a gym a bit intimidating. There are often big burly guys in there, making loud noises, and carrying on as if they own the place. This can make some of us quiet girls feel out of place and like we don’t belong. Unfortunately, that means that many girls miss out on lifting weights. This, in turn, means they might miss out on toning up, developing nicely shaped arms and legs, and getting as fit and as healthy as they can.
Now don’t get me wrong, you certainly don’t need the gym. I’m a big advocate of bodyweight exercises and there are an infinite number of things you can do to train at home, so not going to a gym is not an excuse to miss out on exercise! You can also get ridiculously strong with bodyweight exercises alone. But if you want to get even stronger, then you’ll need to pick up a barbell. And unless you have your own at home, that means braving the weights area of the gym.
The best way to go about it, is to simply get in there, act like you own the place and do your training.
Yeah, I know, there are so many thoughts that run through your head…