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Im nervous to take a class at the gym......

Posted by on May. 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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So here on base they offer all kinds of free classes at the gym from yoga to step to spin you name it. Ive been wanting to try Zumba and I have a friend that wants me to go with her BUT Im scared to. Ive never done Zumba before and Im soooo overweight and out of shape. Im not sure I can do a whole class w/o dying lol or without looking like a complete moron. I also have a messed up hip that tends to limit what I can do. My friend thinks I should just DO IT but Im just afraid of looking like a dancing water buffalo.

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sparklebug86
by on May. 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

no, just do it! Everyone feels the same way you do....trust me!  You will be so glad that you did!

SugarMama99200
by on May. 9, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Im trying to talk mysef into going to the 9am class on friday. ACK! There is also a 5K walk on Sat that Im thinking of doing. Motivation where are you?!?!?!

charlotsomtimes
by Gold Member on May. 9, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I was terrified the first time I went- and 2 months later-I'm going 3-4 times a week.  The first one will be tough- don't  work *too hard-  keep it at a level that works for you.  I still don't do all the jumping and whatnot- but I don't feel like I am totally dying anymore either-  it will take time ;)

Also- learning the moves will take a few classes.  Just try to keep moving.  If your class is anything like the ones I go to- the majority of people look confused at least part of the time ;)

 

doulala
by Member on May. 9, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Ironic, isn't it? That our weight KEEPS us from exercising? I feel that way~ like I need to lose weight before I can go. !!! I would say go try a low-impact class at an off-peak time so it's not too crowded and promise yourself to stay for 10 minutes. Stay in the back maybe. If you enjoyed it go again, maybe longer, or try a different class. I am not there yet myself, but also don't have a free gym so I don't "have to worry." I just don't go. :-(
cherinmichael
by on May. 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM
Do it! I did zumba for the first time yesterday and it was a lot of fun. Nobody will be looking at you! You won't regret it!
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MamaKarrot
by on May. 9, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Everyone is nervous.  They all think everyone is looking at them and no one is, hehe.  And honestly, when I see new people at the gym trying hard I wish I could go over there and pat them on the back and tell them they can do it and no one is judging them.  But, it's inappropriate.  I still wish I could, lol.  So I can tell you at least.  

For your first time, stay in the back. That way you don't feel so self-consious and you can get a feel for the routine of the class.  I have tried scary scary classes (like, Bikram Yoga, and it wasn't pretty the first time) and I just hover to the back until I'm more comfortable with it. :)

SugarMama99200
by on May. 9, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Thanks so much ladies. You have all really eased me mind some. I may just get the courage to go. I will keep you posted if I end up going ;)

randomosityblog
by on May. 9, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Don't be nervous! I just started them a month ago and I AM ADDICTED. :) I go to one almost every day now. JUST DO IT.

griefstrickin
by on May. 9, 2012 at 12:48 PM
After I have the baby I am going to try Curves for women, they have all their windows covered so nobody can see from outside. No men allowed too ha lol!
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