Group exercise classes—how do you feel about them? Have you ever been to one? Is so, what do you love about them? What do you dislike about them? If you haven’t, what do you imagine them to be like? Are any of your thoughts keeping you from trying one?
Are you afraid of comparison from others? Do you think you’d be able to show up to a class and not judge yourself or others? What if you went with the intention of being a supportive class member—do you think you could do that?
My personal challenge for you: try a group class this month. I encourage you to do this because I avoided going for years. I was afraid of judgment, I can’t stand the fact that I make weird faces when I concentrate on the moves, and I was always afraid I wouldn’t like the moves or a teacher would be too harsh. I finally started going again in preparation for this month—I got out of my own way and showed up to a group aerobic class where I knew nobody. You know what I found? A group of highly motivated, encouraging women who were showing up for themselves and their friends. They were prioritizing self care. They were nothing but encouraging, enthusiastic, and inviting. I found camaraderie in women with similar goals who were showing up. Their energy made me want to return…and I did. So let me lovingly suggest that you quit allowing your thoughts about what a class *might* be like stop you from meeting what might be the motivation you need to keep going.
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