People who go to the gym, what's it like going to the gym? Do you just go there with your head down and train or are there heaps of judgmental people? I want to join the gym but I'm really self conscious and I have this warped look of the gym being filled with people starring at you.
Most Helpful Guy
Nobody cares or looks/stares, they are focused on their own workout. Now, you might get some looks from guys, but they will be brief for the most part and all that will mean is they think you're attractive. I've never run into judgmental people at the gym and if they're there, they aren't going to say anything to your face. Don't overthink it. If/when you go, pretend you're all alone and nobody is there. Most people act that way at the gym. You might get a friendly "hello" but nobody is judging you or your body. They are focused on themselves and their own workout, not you. They could care less about you lol1
Most Helpful Girl
the majority of people don't care, I've never came across judgmental people, I honestly don't know where that idea comes from... we're all there for the same reasons. Even the most advanced lifter was once a beginner.
From my experience, everyone is humble about it because it takes effort, passion, determination and discipline to work on your goals and everyone knows that. However, I know it is intimidating at first and it can be hard to know exactly what to do, so here's a tip for you, plan your workouts ahead of time, write down the exercises, sets and reps you want to do on a particular day or better yet, get in a program that outlines this for you, this will make you feel more confident since you won't be wondering around thinking about what to do next, this will no longer be necessary in the future, but it is good to start. Also, educate yourself, read about it. If you're looking to get into lifting, learn the science behind it and things like that, it makes even more enjoyable. The gym is an awesome place that allows you to challenge yourself every time, make sure you enjoy it! :)2