You have had enough. You are sick of feeling tired all the time, despite spending most of your days switching between sitting at a desk and on the couch. You want to climb the stairs without feeling winded, and you can’t help but notice that there is a spare tire around your midsection recently. The time to start is now. You are ready to start working out again. You head into your local gym to get started right away. You walk in and all around you, there are jacked bodybuilders lifting dumbbells heavier than you are, and all these slim-yet-muscular people on the ellipticals who look like freaking models. You peek into the fitness class in the room in the back and everyone is doing these moves that seem to defy physics. You head to the treadmill, trying to shake the feeling that you are inadequate, but as you huff and puff, you can’t help but feel like everyone is judging you. You run for about 20 minutes before the overwhelming feeling of not being “fit” enough to work out in public forces you off the treadmill and out of the gym forever. I’ll start again tomorrow, you think to yourself, stopping for fast food on your way home back to the safety of your couch. This is a common experience, and why many people fail to achieve their fitness goals. When it comes to working out, so much depends on your ability to opt for mind over matter. Yet when you have years of insecurity about your body and fitness level to overcome, it can be difficult to quiet the voices in your head that tell you that working out just isn’t for you. This simply isn’t true; you just need to find fitness that fits YOU.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
Some people like HIIT workouts. Some can’t stand them, but can do yoga for hours. Others are strictly about strength training, while many run religiously every night. The point is that fitness is not one size fits all. What may work for your best friend won’t necessarily work for you, and that’s okay. The key to getting into working out is finding one that works for your life. Not only should it be something you enjoy, it should be convenient, accessible, and fit into your schedule.
Consider a Home Gym
Maybe you simply aren’t a gym rat. No problem! If you find it hard to work out in front of other people because it makes you feel self-conscious or you find yourself getting distracted by them, a home gym may be the perfect solution for you. Believe it or not, you probably don’t need that much space in your home to accomplish this. If you have an unfinished basement or a spare room, just a couple of pieces of fitness equipment can create a home gym in which you can get your fitness on without the prying eyes of fellow gym-goers. At Fitness Specialists, we believe in providing the high-quality gym equipment you need to create the home gym of your dreams. Regardless of the equipment you need, we have the fitness equipment you seek to get back in the game. Shop our selection today!