For some women, the gym can feel like a hostile environment and one that creates challenges that we’d rather just not face. In this blog, we’re exploring some hurdles that only women tend to experience, while delivering an insight into how you might overcome them and get yourself back to the gym!
Motivation, or a lack of, is a challenge that women can face before even entering the gym. This rings particularly true for women with children, as the demands of motherhood can leave you so mentally and emotionally drained that exercise is the last thing on your to-do list.
Making a plan for what you’d like to achieve could create the motivation you’re missing. You should decide what you want to focus on, whether that be strength and endurance, toning or maybe weight loss, and find exercises that you’re comfortable doing. We all know how useful it is to have a plan in any aspect of life, and it’s no different for the gym.
As a woman in the gym, we can often feel like the minority and become anxious that others might stare or watch what we are doing. If we’re being honest, people are always going to stare, but only for a second before going back to being busy with their own routine!
We’ve got to try and focus on ourselves rather than our surroundings; by concentrating solely on us and our own workout, we’ll soon enough forget about those around us. Listening to music can be a great way to create our own little workout bubble, or maybe we can take a friend with for support? It’s natural to feel self-conscious, but we can’t let it stop us from achieving what we want.
We all know that keeping fit and healthy doesn’t stop with the gym… we’ve also got to watch what we eat! However, in the world of female fitness where there is an emphasis on getting smaller and losing weight, there are a number of crazy diets that are unsustainable and actually pretty unhealthy.
Going on a juice cleanse, cutting out an entire food group, taking supplements or even skipping meals isn’t healthy eating, and can actually have an adverse effect on our wellbeing. Rather, focus on the combination of a well-balanced diet with regular exercise and we’ll achieve much better results.
If you do a quick google search for women’s gym clothes, the majority of items that come up are tight, restrictive leggings and sports bras. While this might be the fashion staple of gym clothes right now, such a style is not for everybody. A lot of women are self-conscious about their bodies, and so wearing clothing that highlights every lump and bump isn’t the favourable option.
Rather, brands like Gym King produce tracksuits for women with a more casual (yet still flattering!) sportswear feel. If you’re comfortable with what you’re wearing, you’ll focus more on your workout rather than how you look, and ultimately the gym will become a much more positive environment. It’s time to finally start your journey towards a happier, healthier you!
A man weighing 65 pounds is making a fuss in the corner before hammering his load on the ground. First of all, I am questioning and confused about it. Stepping into the weight room and noticing me for youth sneakers, I quickly stood up.
Men don’t think I’m really at the center of the workout to start sweating!
Don’t try to diminish my goodness and commit to the rack center to reach my level of well-being.
Men are against me, not just in the center of the center. Instead of promoting each other, women will usually have undeclared animosity towards each other. “She’s wearing too much!” Or “She’s dressed like a prostitute” or the famous “How many people does she belong to this exercise center in any case?” Instead of “Wow expand its PR!” The center is turning into a major issue between us in the center!
Desiring more than all my peers can be a bit of a burden in the cafe. “Are you going to eat it?” It comes out of my mouth more than accepting me. Going out to eat with my closest loved ones was suddenly extravagant. My colleagues put even more pressure when I finished the whole canopy and entrance, but there is really room for the desert. Do I still have six packs? Of course!!
I am constantly arguing that women are only allowed to go into cardio gear. When I finish this circular and walk towards the set press, all hell is softened.
In light of the route, women in the exercise center have been shown in the media, I have been stared at as a sexual object. No, I’m not at the center of the exercise to give wholeheartedly to the greatest self-discoverer. No I don’t need you to find me, and no I wouldn’t prefer to have a leg day with you!
Men instantly become creatures when they finally see a woman walking towards a squat rack. In fact, it is one thing to see testosterone flowing around.
Because of the way the media has portrayed women in the rack center, young women are moving around in a weighted room in which they are more stressed to suppress themselves. Not all women exercise to lose weight, or to lose weight like Kendall Jenner. I don’t need to reveal to my loved ones that I don’t exercise to lose weight, and yes I’m eating coffee. The media finds it difficult to accept that young women need to exercise to stay healthy.
It’s useful! Sounds great. The elevator is great. Trying to buy the best stockings and the most beautiful shoes really includes when you are going to easily remove your back part in them.
Constantly being attracted by “experts” and with guidance and hints about activities that I am able to do completely alone. Men are fine, I have no clue how to lift the weight of the hand.
Men, give some credit to women in the gym. Women, don’t question yourself, and work together.