I DON’T HAVE THE SKILLS TO JOIN A CLASS
Exercise can be a bit intimidating at first, especially if you’re concerned that you don’t have the skills necessary to excel in your exercise of choice. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to prepare in advance if you’re feeling nervous, like trying out an online workout first or getting a private training session before you commit to a full class.
MY TRAINER WILL JUDGE ME
Hiring somebody to help you get fit can be challenging even for the most confident individuals, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth it. Research published in the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine reveals that 73 percent of study subjects increased their exercise ability by working out with a personal trainer. Your trainer should be in the business of motivating, not judging, so if you feel like a trainer’s style doesn’t jibe with yours, don’t be afraid to let them know, or, if you feel like the relationship isn’t working at all, find someone new. And get healthier in an instant.
I WON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO GET FIT
Getting fit doesn’t have to mean a marathon workout session every time you hit the gym. Researchers at Arizona State University have discovered that doing three short workouts delivered the same blood pressure-lowering effect as one longer one, but also managed to minimize blood pressure spikes throughout the day. So, if you don’t have time to hit the gym for a long workout, you can still get fitter and healthier in no time.