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Three tips for overcoming the nerves of joining a new exercise class

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Your doctor, your partner or your friends have suggested it. You know that exercise will help you, even though it seems counterintuitive at first. You have found an exercise class. You want to try it, but you’re nervous.

What if you make a fool of yourself?

What if you just can’t do the exercises?

What if you hurt yourself?

What if you don’t get on with anyone?

What if you’re late?

We, too, have experienced feelings of doubt and nervousness at trying something new. Many of our long-standing clients felt the same as you. We understand and are with you every step of the way.

Ready to overcome those nerves?

Here are three tips to help you take the plunge and join that class

  1. Research the class – read testimonials, and find out about the instructors and the exercises. Do you get a free trial lesson? Will they help you to register and get set up?
  2. Prepare in advance – If on-site, plan your journey/lift to the venue. For online, check how to log on ahead of time and reach out to the instructor for help if needed.
  3. Take a deep breath and remember everyone else in the class had those ‘first-time nerves’ at one stage.  

Trust us, it will be far better than you think. You won’t regret it.

And remember, if things don’t go according to plan and, despite best-laid plans, you don’t make that first class, don’t worry – it happens to all of us. A good instructor will follow up with you, helping you to overcome any challenges you experience and work with you to get you on board. 

Try a class

You can try your first class with us for FREE. If you are interested in trying one of our on-site seated chair exercise classes in West Berkshire or online classes, visit our upcoming classes page.

Already taking our classes? Recommend a friend and get a FREE ticket added to your account when they attend their first paid-for class.

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