Joining a gym and gaining confidence

When I wanted to get into better physical shape, I joined a gym. I was a little intimidated by the atmosphere in the gym. Everyone seemed to be super fit and healthy. They all appeared to know what they were doing. I had no idea how to go about working out. I’d never been all that physically active before. The endless rows of machines were a mystery to me. I had no clue how to properly utilize them. I wasn’t even sure how to adjust the seat or amount of weight. Even the most basic treadmill offers all sorts of options, settings and adjustments. I was worried about making a fool out of myself or even getting injured. I started by buying myself a workout wardrobe. I hoped that looking like a fitness expert would give me more confidence. I spent a small fortune on all sorts of shorts, tanks and even specially designed socks to wick away moisture. I also bought myself a new pair of sneakers that cost more than my gym membership. Once I arrived at the gym, I headed straight for a treadmill. I knew I could figure out how to simply run. I spent an hour on the treadmill, alternating between running and walking. I made sure to watch other people and learn from them. I gradually started to understand how the various equipment operated. I gradually tried out the stationary bike, elliptical and rowing machine. I eventually moved on to the weight lifting machines and free weights. It took me a while to build up the courage to sign up for group fitness classes. At first, I stood in the very back of these classes. I’ve now gained enough confidence that I stand in the front.
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