I WON’T EXERCISE AT THE RIGHT TIME
While some people will swear up and down that their 5 AM workouts or 11 PM wind sprints are the key to their workout success, in reality, there’s no right time to get in your exercise. While working out too close to bedtime may make falling asleep harder, there are no hard and fast rules about when you should or shouldn’t break a sweat. However, if you do choose to work out in the early AM, there is one benefit you may be able to enjoy: research published in the Journal of Physiology suggests that exercising on an empty stomach may improve your glucose tolerance.
I WON’T MAKE FRIENDS
Whether you’re the life of the party or more of a shrinking violet, making friends as an adult can be difficult. However, the “we’re all in this together” mentality that comes with group exercise can make it easier than ever to form strong bonds with your fellow gym-goers. Making friends at the gym may lead to better results in the long run, too; research conducted at the University of Aberdeen reveals that study participants who worked out with a friend exercised longer and more frequently than those who hit the gym solo.
I’LL BE TOO NERVOUS
Exercising in front of others can be nerve-wracking for even the most confident individuals, but all it takes is one successful class or workout to prove to yourself that you can do it. If you’re nervous to work out in front of strangers, try bringing some friends to the gym with you; even if you look a bit goofy or feel self-conscious, you’ll have built-in cheerleaders keeping you motivated.