Myth #2 – Lifting Gyms are Intimidating
This isn’t technically a myth because how a gym makes you feel is subjective. But, the big guys and serious ladies working out with the weights aren’t trying to scare others away. They’re just working really hard. As with any other sport, the participants are generally warm, welcoming, and inclusive of all ability levels.
Women interested in starting weight training, but who are intimidated, really need the right guide. A good trainer to teach form and set up a reasonable starting routine that builds and develops as she gets stronger is the key to helping her feel more confident. Lifting is for everyone and is scalable, even for beginners who are coming straight from the couch.