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Boost self-confidence by going to gym

So many people shy away from gym because they feel self-conscious. In reality, stepping through those doors and getting started with your training will in all likelihood boost self-confidence.

Forget those excuses!

The idea that you need to be fit and in shape in order to go to gym is counter-intuitive. That’s like saying you need to have a glorious golden tan in order to go to the beach. Or that you need to be able to draw well before going to art lessons.

You go to the beach to get a tan. You go to art lessons to learn how to draw. You go to gym to get in shape and improve your fitness. Importantly, you…

go to gym to boost self-confidence

So how exactly will your training sessions boost self-confidence?

  • When you feel better physically, you will feel better psychologically too.
  • Your increased energy levels mean that you will want to try new things, meet new people, etc.
  • You will be more likely to tackle challenges AND overcome them.
  • As your body becomes stronger and more toned, you’ll have a much healthier self-esteem.
  • When you are able to lift heavier weights and do exercises you weren’t able to do before, you’ll enjoy that wonderful sense of achievement.
  • Meeting small successive goals will boost self-confidence
  • Training at gym makes your brain release dopamine, endorphins, and other feel good hormones. These combat stress, anxiety, and depression, helping you to accomplish more.
  • You’ll not only feel calmer, but you’ll be able to concentrate more and accomplish goals in all aspects of your life.
  • Exercise will also boost self-confidence by improving your cognitive functioning; going to gym means you’ll perform better at work.

At VL Fitness Essentials we want you to feel amazing! This month, our newsletter and Facebook posts are all about helping you to Feel Fab this Feb!

We’d love to hear from you! How does exercise boost self-confidence for you?


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