Trying to solve a dilemma I have with my current fitness business
How can I teach more people to overcome the intimidation & fear factor of coming to a “gym” or “group workout” session?
With the influx on new “gyms” and “trainers” in BG awareness is at an all time high & better than ever. People are wanting to go workout but are intimidated and scared to do it on thier own. When they do muster up enough COURAGE to actually go then they don’t know what it is they should actually do. The only thing they have to go by is watching what other people are doing, then mimicking.
Monkey see, monkey do!!
I grew up playing sports and being in out of gyms lifting, staying in shape with teammates and friends was something we did daily. Once I got to college I fell into Sports Medicine bc “exercise” was easy for me and once I completed my graduate degree I had a good understanding of how the human body moved and functioned and a grasp of what the hell I was actually doing and why I needed to do it. So then I wanted to create an atmosphere were people could come to a gym and workout to get the results they wanted.
Now 2014 my biggest dilemma is with the aging population and the more people who get involved with working out, the emphasis needs to be more personal attention and not bigger gyms and workout groups, people get lost, feel even more intimidated and then create more fear and anxiety.
We have social media to help us connect and learn to cope with our fears and anxieties, when we get around like-minded individuals like ourselves things start to happen, hurdles get jumped, barriers get knocked down and the support spreads to others that need it too.
Whatever your fear of getting in shape or healthy is I would love to learn more about it and find a way to help you help yourself. That’s what I am here for, and that’s why we have a small group studio and that’s my solution to a person’s fitness dilemma.
I’ve had some great clients in the past and they can attest to what I’m saying, when they lose weight they get confident, when I teach them what I learned they get smarter, when I devote time & explain WHY you do this and not that the light bulbs start to go off.
The “ah-ha” moment, that’s when you know you got something!! That’s when people move on and go to the gym by them selves, they leave room for somebody to step up and take their place.
If you are the person who has fear about working out come by the studio and check us out, maybe we can teach you something too!!
Please message or contact me if you have any more questions
3 common fears people have doing group workouts with us at the studio:
1. being yelled at, singled out and being made fun of
2. being the biggest most overweight person at the studio – the most out of shape
3. afraid people will be “looking at them” and staring
No matter what gym you go to or workout you do, being in an uncomfortable situation and having fear about the workout process will hinder the efforts to lose body fat. Showing up to the gym and just working out in the first place can be hard enough, find a group or place you are comfortable with, things will happen a lot easier after that
Browsing the internet and found this quote from Harry S. Truman. This is how I feel about the medical & fitness industry. My only hope is that people come to understand the importance of self-awareness and where their place is among the grand scheme of things.
“I never give them [the public] hell. I just tell the truth, and they think it is hell.” Harry S. Truman