Annapurnacircuit · 07/08/2015 21:19
Gyms are intimidating and I'm a size 6!
Everyone seems to know what they are doing, striding around from bit of equipment to the next bit of equipment. They run faster and lift far heavier weights than I can.
I feel a nit in the gym and try and go on Wednesday afternoons when the older folk go and I don't feel as self conscious for some reason.
ememem84 · 07/08/2015 21:20
I'm intimidated by the gym. I'm a size 10 with a v wobbly stomach that I desperately want to sharpen up. I have (on my used to be a pt husbands advice) joined a new gym. It's an old one. Hardly anyone goes. It's quiet.
I'm still intimidated. But. It's working. in the sense that I'm going at least
RonaldosAbs · 07/08/2015 21:21
Curves is women only not "fat only".
This wouldn't work, what would happen? People get thrown out as soon as they start to make people feel insecure? Where does that end? I lost 9 stone years ago, I was borderline phobic of the gym, then I realized, it wasn't a fat thing, it was a self esteem thing. I improved that, and I was able to go. It's your insecurity that is the issue, not the people in the gym. People arent judging, they're getting on with their workout.
ShadowStar · 07/08/2015 21:28
So, let's say that a really, really fat person decides that they're going to lose weight, and alongside the weight loss diet, they join the fat only gym.
How thin do they have to get before they get kicked out for being too thin? Will people on the borderline between fat and just a bit overweight be regularly weighed to make sure they're not too thin for the fat only gym?
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