Make Gym-timidation Your Friend

Gym-timidation is a term certain fitness centers use to describe the feeling many people have when they enter most gyms-fear. Fear of looking stupid when you don’t know how to use a machine. Fear of getting in the way of that guy who looks like he could punt you into next week. Fear of not fitting in. Fear of failure.

I get it. There was once a time when I only entered the weight room when it was empty. When I did start using the weight room with other people in it, I only tried exercises I hadn’t done before when they were gone. I spent way more time on cardio machines and running outdoors, because I knew I could do that without screwing it up (minus the times I tripped and fell, but that’s a story for another time).

I used to feel all those fears too, so I get it. I get how appealing an advertisement can be for gyms that claim “No Gym-timidation Allowed” and “Judgement Free Zone” because it feels safe. A gym filled with 90% treadmills is within your comfort zone-you know how to work those. A gym full of equipment you’ve never used before is anxiety inducing. There’s so many ways to make a fool of yourself!

Here’s the problem with staying inside your comfort zone- that’s not where the results are.

You belong in the gym, in the weight room, just as much as anyone else. You deserve to be there, to get the results you’ve always wanted, just as much as anyone else. I promise you, if you’re just brave enough to step outside your comfort zone and try something new, you can accomplish amazing things.

If you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone and into the weight room, we’re here for you. We’ll show you around and answer all your questions. We’ll introduce you to some new gym friends. We even have personal training and group training to help you get those results you’re after even faster. Give us a call to get started!

We can’t wait to help you become the person you’ve always wanted to be.

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Don’t Fall For This! The Best Time is NOW

We all know there are times of the year that people are overall more committed to their fitness goals.

January goes without saying with New Year’s resolutions.

March-April is also an interesting time from my perspective as a fitness professional.

It’s the time when those who fell off the resolution wagon begin thinking about getting summer-ready. And it’s still cold in many places, so it starts to feel like you’ve got forever to make it happen.

But as it always does, summer creeps up FAST.

Then this crazy thing starts to happen in people’s minds…

Once May/June hits and the kids are out of school, I’ve seen WAY too many people convince themselves that it’s just not going to happen this year.

They literally give up on their fitness and improving their nutrition because they didn’t achieve their perception of “summer ready” before summer hit.

Maybe it sounds kinda crazy when you read it here, but I’ve seen it happen over and over again.

That’s why, if you’re in this spot right now or this thought has crossed your mind, I want you to take action right away – like NOW – so you don’t fall for this false belief.

You can absolutely do this. You have the time and space. The timing is PERFECT.

Believe those things, take action, and create a “summer body” you’ll be so proud of year-round. J

If you’re ready, email us at We’ll get in touch with you ASAP to start the transformation.

Cannot wait!