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Old 28th November 2018, 21:18
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Default Do you go to the Gym?

I am after some advice about possibly joining a gym.

1) Do you have a gym buddy
2) How did you cope with the induction
3) Has it helped your anxiety
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Old 29th November 2018, 19:38
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

I have a gym membership, does that count

I have been in the past, I finding it hard to find time really, I don't have much time free in the days and can't face going in the evening.
I have a gym/swimming/health club membership, but at the Public pool, not a private place, so it's a bit icky.... Private health clubs are too expensive.

The induction was quite difficult in that personal trainers tend to be really matey, but they're just doing their job... And I only got shown a few basic cardio machines, I am not interested in weights or anything.

I don't have a gym buddy, I just go when I have time and when I can face it. I listen to music on the machines, do stretches in the weights bit when it's empty and use the pool. I always go in the jacuzzi but have to be pretty hard faced about it as the health suite like a little meeting place for retirees... Sometimes the lady who used to run my local chippie is in the jacuzzi and tells me all the yoga classes that are on.... She has a really strong Chinese accent and I struggle to understand her, so that's tricky

But as difficult as it is to go sometimes, I do always feel better for going.

Its definitely worth trying Newbs x
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Old 25th December 2018, 17:30
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

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Originally Posted by newbs16
I am after some advice about possibly joining a gym.
I bought a relatively expensive gym membership and it was like 2 months before I worked up the courage to go but I finally did lol!

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1) Do you have a gym buddy
Nope. Asked a couple of people but no-one wanted to so I just went on my own as usual.

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2) How did you cope with the induction
Clonazepam helps. Just went head-first into the induction, not too bad, shown around the machines and given a suggested workout.

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3) Has it helped your anxiety
Nope, not really. I'm less anxious about going to the gym, I guess... although I can luckily go around midday when it's much less busy. But so far, hasn't increased my confidence socially. I didn't really expect it to, either, so it's not much surprise.
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Old 25th December 2018, 20:06
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

Newbs, have you considered working out from home? I do all mine from home, and you've seen what I look like without my top on
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Old 25th December 2018, 21:48
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

^ haha showing off are you?
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Old 26th December 2018, 06:06
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^ Seriously though, if you find joining a gym too hard, try working out from home for a while, see how that goes for you. You'd be surprised.
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Old 26th December 2018, 06:32
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

^ Thank you, what kind of workout do you follow at home?
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Old 4th January 2019, 21:21
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

I don't go to the gym, but cycle for a club and race competitively. I find my anxieties go away somewhat when I'm with like-minded people.

I couldn't imagine not doing regular exercise. It certainly makes me feel good what with all the endorphines being released.
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Old 5th January 2019, 08:09
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I'm 30 this year so w/e

I don't go to a gym because they seem to be the preserve of the middle class. Nuffield Health gyms cost nearly 1k a year.
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Old 5th January 2019, 11:40
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

Sports Direct have gyms where membership is 10 a month,
If you want to join and take part in classes the price goes up a bit,
But they are pretty good gyms, (I'm told)

I'd agree with Jam, exercising at home is a sound alternative.
You'd be as well doing that to begin with anyway depending on what level of fitness you're at, as most work precludes a basic level of core strength to begin with, and that's best achieved by simple exercises like press-ups and sit-ups which you can do anywhere,

In think change has some really positive points above ^^^^^^^^^
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Old 7th January 2019, 18:38
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

I'd like to work out more at home including weights. But I am sure I will have the wrong posture and so myself an injury so I really need a personal trainer to get me started. But I don't want/want to pay for an ongoing personal trainer. So I'm just slobbing on as it becomes one of a million things I intend to do once I've moved out/got more money etc etc.
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Old 8th January 2019, 13:54
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

there's some good books out there for weightlifting etc.,. plus loads of youtube vids no doubt,
I think a mirror is good for posture and symmetry etc. a
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Old 8th January 2019, 20:46
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Maybe the mirror is the answer. I have done youtube vids. I just want someone to check I'm doing it right.
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Old 5th March 2019, 10:03
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

Did you end of joining the gym? I'm currently in the process of joining but I keep holding myself back
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Old 10th April 2019, 11:12
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

I remember I used to work out at home simply doping pushups and sit ups every night without fail from 15 til I was 20 and got quite lean from it. Then I bought some weights and then in 6th form I found a friend and we'd sometimes go to the gym together but I always felt like he was only pretending to be my friend and I knew he would talk about me behind my back. He was such a dick!

But it did give me the confidence to join new gyms. The gym I go to now is perfect. No egos and people seem to be friendly. Once in a while I might get talking to someone in the changing room or between workouts.

I'm lucky enough that I work flexitime so I mainly go around 2.30/3pm when its quiet, sometimes with barely anyone there. You'd be surprised how many early risers there are in the gym. Its annoying though when I have to wait to use equipment. or when some ****er has but their sweater or water bottle near a bench but they're not even using it. Sometimes I don't feel I can say anything but I will if I have to and just simply ask if they're still using the equipment.

If you're finding it hard to go to the gym ask yourself why this is? is it because you feel self conscious? the people? having to face difficult situations? Remember the staff are there to help you. They're paid to help you! Your membership actually pays their wages so in effect we own them haha!
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Old 10th April 2019, 11:17
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

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Did you end of joining the gym? I'm currently in the process of joining but I keep holding myself back
Hey my friend just take baby steps. I found it hard to try a salsa class and infact other interests I wanted to pursue but through baby steps I manageed to push myself. It took me 3 weeks before I could actually walk into a Salsa class and after that I was really proud of myself. It felt like an achievment and a major victory against my social anxiety.

Whats stopping you from going? Make a list of all the reasons then make another list of positives why its a good idea to go to the gym. Also make a list challenging the reasons why you feel you can't go.
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Old 10th April 2019, 13:04
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Default Re: Do you go to the Gym?

1. I used to. I seem to have got out of the habit as I haven't been in over a month, but it's going to be very difficult to get back into it and I've put on loads of weight.
2. I didn't have an abduction, I managed to avoid it.
3. No not really. The only pleasure I got from going to the gym was knowing I wouldn't have to go back the following day.
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