I was just wondering because I'm sure I can't be the only person in the world who's intimidated in one way or another by the gym.
Don't get me wrong, I love the gym, I competed in powerlifting for a few years, among other things and went to the public gym nearly every day but always had a twinge of anxiety and nerves when I even thought about going.
I never had problems when I would train with my teammates or class members however. Maybe it's because I get so excited about going/performing that It turns into nerves? Nothing traumatic ever happened in a gym( besides breaking my wrist while training, but that was whatever) so that can't be it.
I don't usually care what others think outside of the gym, outfits, my ability to drive, even during competition ect, but in the public gym I just get so nervous. I sort of have a perfectionist complex, and I hate making mistakes even though I know they are natural. Anyone else have problems with that at all? What do you do to cope/ calm down/ motivate? Why do you think it is?
Thread: Does anyone get Gym anxiety?