Going to the gym alone!

Discussion in 'Slimming World Off Topic' started by nettie, 20 July 2014.

  1. nettie

    nettie Well-Known Member

    Hi Everyone, hope you're all well.
    Just looking for some advice:
    I usually go to the gym 3 times a week with 3 friends- I am quite confident going now and although the 3 of us go together we do split up at points as we all like doing different workouts. My 3 friends are all sisters and they have gone on a family holiday- therefore I either go it alone or don't go at all! We joined a new gym a few weeks ago.

    I feel really nervous about going by myself which feels ridiculous seen as I go regularly anyway. So do any of you go to the gym alone and how did you get over the nerves?

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Well-Known Member

    I either go by myself or with a friend depending on what she is doing. I have headphones music and my kindle and I would not let the idea of going by myself stop me as everyone is in the same boat there to get fitter and make a difference health wise.
    I even do classes by myself and I bet you more people go alone then with friends.
    It will give you a great feeling of achievement going alone and once you do you won't look back I bet ya

    Let us know how you get on
  3. nettie

    nettie Well-Known Member

    Did you feel nervous at first? I will definitely go and I am starting to recognise some regulars now so hoping it wont feel like I am 'alone' if that makes sense.
    You are so brave going to a class on your own- I wont even go with friends. I have no coordination at all and I'd be the one going the opposite way to everyone else lol x
  4. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Well-Known Member

    To be honest I cant remember ! I will be 40 this year and I have been a gym member on and off since I was 18 so going alone has been something I have done for a long long while !

    I am sure it will be fine
  5. Mrscush

    Mrscush Woman on a mission!

    I always go on my own! If using the gym I just plug in my headphones and off I go!

    I prefer classes though, never really worried about going alone as I throw myself into the workout so would be no time to chat to a friend or worry about what I / we look like!

    Go for it Hun, I promise it won't be as bad as you think xx
  6. sareypoop

    sareypoop Well-Known Member

    I hate going to the gym on my own if my friend can't make it. I force myself to go though! I normally take my headphones and as all the treadmills and bikes have TV screens in, I go when there's something on I want to watch.
    Classes are good if you are on your own as a lot tend to go on their own so you are all the same. You don't notice so much when I class starts either. X
  7. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Well-Known Member

    Did you go ? How was it ?
  8. I go everywhere on my own. No alternative. You soon get used to relying on yourself.
  9. TeePee

    TeePee Well-Known Member

    I used to go to the gym on my own, it was fine. Plug in the music and away i went! I used to find nobody payed any attention to anybody else.
    im rejoining the gym today, with my mum this time.
    I dont like going to classes on my own to start with, but once ive been a few times im fine.
    im sure you will be fine aswell :)

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