Yeah, yeah…I know this one gets thrown around a lot, but hear me out. Have you ever regretted a workout after you’ve completed it? Most likely the answer is no. Plus, you don’t have to go to a fancy gym to elevate your heart rate. There are plenty of free workouts on YouTube to check out. If all else fails, put on your favorite tunes and dance around your home. It sounds insane, but as someone who does this multiple times a week, it’s quite fun, so don’t knock it until you try it.
Do you even lift? Well, not when other people are near the rack. So many people hate the gym. Why? Because it can be a bit intimidating. Gym anxiety is a real thing and people all over the United States are feeling it.
Gym work can be intimidating due to performance or appearance-related anxiety -think fear of navigating heavy weights or a defeatist body image in the locker room. “Gymtimidation” is a common anxiety that can negatively impact fitness goals or prevent some people from going to the gym altogether.
A nationwide survey conducted by MyProtein asked over 3,000 Americans about their feelings toward going to the gym and concerns about feeling judgmental. Here is how gymtimidated in North Carolina ranks and other nearby states.