7 Tricks for Overcoming Your Gym Phobia

Overcoming Gym Phobia

Afraid of the testosterone-flowing, heavy-weight-pumping, grunty, sweaty land of free weights? I was, the first time I walked into a weight room. Like the “new kid at school”, I felt somewhat paralyzed by all the commotion, and the fact that I didn’t know my way around yet.

But, I promise the gym can actually become a fun, relaxing place for you to unwind if you just give it (and yourself) a chance.  If you find yourself having cold feet about getting yourself to the gym to lift, try these 7 tricks for overcoming your fears so you can start your journey towards slim and sexy as soon as possible!

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The #1 Trick to Staying Toned: Learn how to be Lazy!

Toned Beach This past week, I stayed in Hermosa Beach with my Aunt and Uncle. While I was there, I did absolutely... nothing!

Instead of Cardio sessions, I took lazy strolls along the beach, shopped, and did a free "Zumba in the park" class at sunset.  Instead of hitting the weights at the gym, I hit a private "pole dancing" class, ate buckets of tropical fruit, and got a pedicure. Instead of "feeling the burn" doing High Intensity Interval Training, I ate some spicy Mexican food, and felt a little bit of pink sunburn (from all those fabulous beach naps!)

So, how did I get away with doing absolutely NOTHING for an entire week... without feeling an ounce of guilt?

Well, because taking a week off (yes completely off) from exercise is actually the single most crucial part of my fitness regimen. And, I have learned that being "Lazy" (when incorporated appropriately) is actually the #1 strategy for helping women stay toned, healthy, motivated, (and sane) on any workout plan...
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