Gym Fears


This week Heather was home faking a cold and so I again had the opportunity to work with a new victim, I mean partner. I love partnering with Heather and look forward to next week when she will be back but it's kind of cool to have occasional opportunities to work with different people. I bet it's interesting for Mike to work with so many different people every week. Everyone has something new to offer.

Meet JIF (Tamara) who stepped in to be my partner this week. At the end of the session I asked her what her favorite part was and she said the Kettleball deadliest because she was afraid to do it (due to prior injury) and that it was cool to do it safely with Mike. It got me thinking about Gym Fears and how working with Mike mitigates them.







Three Gym Fears and how Mike can help you overcome them:



Fear that you will get hurt or aggravate an injury

  • If you are honest and realistic in communicating with Mike about your abilities and injuries he can monitor them, weights, reps, etc.
  • Mike knows a MILLION exercises so if something is bothering you all you have to do is speak up and he'll come up with something else awful, I mean amazing, for you to do.
  • Mike will train you to do exercises the right way so that you don't get hurt. He is then there to watch you and make sure you don't slip into bad habits.


JIF getting ready to kettle ball dead lift

Fear of not being able to do the thing you are trying to do. AKA fear of failure.   

  • Mike's job is to determine what is realistic for you so. If you are honest with him about how hard/easy each exercise then he will learn your abilities he shouldn't ask you to do things you can't.
  • If you can't do it then you can blame it on him. 


Fear of not being able to do the thing you are trying to do. AKA fear of failure. 

  • Mike's job is to determine what is realistic for you so. If you are honest with him about how hard/easy each exercise then he will learn your abilities he shouldn't ask you to do things you can't.
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  • If you can't do it then you can blame it on him.

Fear that you will look stupid

  • Mike works out of a small training only gym so there are very few people to see you look stupid unless you write a blog about it and post videos.

  • You will look stupid. Get over it. You'll look hot later.

Success!








One more pic for the cleavage




So if you struggle with Gym fears consider training (at least with Mike) because it can definitely help.

What other gym fears do you have??



~Biz