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Don’t Let Fear Stop Your Fitness! 5 Fitness Fear Solutions & 3 Fitness Application Methods – You

5 Fitness Fear Solutions and 3 Fitness Application Methods.

If you allow the outside world to dictate how you are supposed to be, you will stay stuck in a fear-based reality without training your mind-body-spirit for overall health, fitness, longevity, vitality, self-confidence, and living life. Don’t stay stuck - get out of your own way with practical solutions and methods! Overcome fear and let's stay active!

Body positive senior citizen getting fit with weights

You can feel good about getting fit by first determining you need to take action. Therefore, deciding on a change and taking steps to do something to change or improve it is Fitness Fear Solution #1 – Decision/Action. Naturally, as with any course of improvement, it is a process. One primary obstacle to successfully embarking on this venture is giving yourself excuses, which then give you a “good reason” to opt out and stay stuck where you are. One recent survey did provide some insight on how people create a story in their heads about how others will view them. You'll find more about the survey findings below.

The fact is, if you allow the outside world to dictate how you are supposed to be, you will stay stuck in a fear-based reality. This brings us to Fitness Fear Solution #2-Start Close To Home: look for a neighborhood place or a workout locale that is the opposite of a big gym. The nom du jour (or buzz word) now is “boutique” or “niche” venue. Normally, these places will have smaller sized classes or provide a specific type of training that will help you gain self-confidence in a few aspects of your health and wellness, and build body positivity, which can make a BIG impact in the effort you place to prioritize yourself.


It’s a pervasive feeling in our society. Many are worried about not being fit for all the obvious reasons—energy, health, vitality, and longevity. When 2,000 US residents were polled, it was found, that 49% of them felt intimidated by even thinking about being at a big gym. 46% had worried about potentially being judged by others, and 56% revealed fears that they would not look as fit as other gym attendees. To sum it up, their anxiety around gyms was aggravated by marketing and an increased emphasis on the use of technology. However, at the core of our humanity, we generally don’t want to feel or be inferior to others, and this extends to how we think, feel, act and look.


Looking at many advertisements, any images relatable to a “real person” can be difficult to find in the many marketing campaigns of big gyms. Bodies come in many shapes and sizes and bodies are constantly

Real woman doing squats at the gym

changing over time. Look past this and get over the mental rigidity that gives you the feeling that you must look or be a certain way. In reality, most of us wouldn’t even arrive at a fitness place as a top model, super-toned, or even sporting abs we can see (and if we can, they might resemble more of a 2-pack instead of a 6-pack). In real life, we can’t be photoshopped, despite the images promoted by marketers selling the idea of fitness for those who have already arrived (well, at least on the outside). Start where you are and just come in and be the real, wonderful and glorious person you are. You will have the knowledge of where you are heading based on your goals, not the image of marketers. The fact of the matter is, those folks you see in advertising materials represent a VERY small percentage of what you will find anywhere in society. Fitness places are for everyone, whether you look fit or not. We at YOU.Better! Studio have kept that in mind and are ready to meet you where you are to expand your fitness possibilities that extend to life opportunities. Moreover, it is a real place in your local neighborhood for training your body. Fitness Fear Solution #3-Real People, Locally: finding a niche location near where you live or work could be a great jumping-off point to give you that self-confidence you may need.


Don’t get fooled by the flash of gadgetry that pulls you further into the rigidity of standard programs and number counting, more hypnotic, retina-damaging blue light in your eyes. It is estimated that the average American already spends nearly 7 hours per day looking at computer, tablet and smartphone screens. This gives you all the more reason to pull you into your head with statistics versus getting back to your physical presence and actively living in your full body. Of course, don’t skimp on music! This feeds your body in a different sense instead of subjecting your brain to the drone of facts and figures, rep counting or FitBit statistics. In the end, technology is not needed, so push your intimidation aside if this is a sticking point for you. Even if a fitness place has all these technological bells and whistles, a good trainer or coach can point you to honest-to-goodness low-tech fitness items. You can always add them later if you feel more