Feeling self-conscious before trying a new class or new-to-you fitness move? These tips can help you to push past self doubt and rock your workout – everytime!
DRESS THE PART – This doesn’t mean that you must go out and buy lots of new expensive clothes, this just means putting something on that makes you feel comfortable – perhaps it’s a great headband, those knee-high socks that just won’t quit, or your new trainers. Something that makes you feel perfectly you. In our classes you don’t need the latest sports brands, in fact lots of my workout clothes are given to me by friends and I only wear what I love and feel comfortable in.
REMEMBER: EVERYONE’S BEEN THERE – In Sam Smith’s words, you’re not the only one! Everyone —men and women—can feel worried about what they are doing in class at times. Even more reassuring: everyone’s so worried about themselves that they’re hardly paying attention to you—seriously. While you may feel like people are noticing that you don’t have a clue how to box step or what a downdog is, or if know your bicep from your tricep, trust me—no one is watching!
GO EASY ON YOURSELF – Switching things up is intimidating enough, so don’t also worry about nailing every move when you’re trying something different, go for the modified poses/steps in classes until you feel comfortable with your form—then dial up the intensity when you feel you can!
So I hope that goes some way to alleviate any fears or worries you may have, it would just be great to see you at class!