I cannot even count the amount of times I have heard women and men tell me that they are scared to try something new. The fears are all the same: “What if I cannot do it? What if I look ridiculous? What if I disturb others? What if I make a total fool of myself? What if I am not fit enough?” Sound familiar?
I was definitely intimidated in my first Pure Barre class. My eyes were glued to all the flexible and fit women, my mind was comparing myself to them, and the bad thoughts kept on coming. I was totally behind the cues of the instructor, everybody around me seemed to know what they were doing, and I was fluttering around. You might wonder why I ever went back? Because I felt incredible afterwards. And along the way in the first class, I allowed myself to have fun!
Having coached many people myself, I have witnessed these fears and know that it is normal, and that we are all in the same boat. I have also learned that we are all busy with our own fears and insecurities, so nobody was actually paying attention to me flopping around. Once I stopped being scared, I started to see that the class was filled with all sorts of people – younger, older, bigger, and smaller. And none of that matters anyways, because we are all incredible human beings, all just desiring to feel connected and comfortable in our skin.
So I invite you to feel the fear and do it anyways. Go online and book your first class. You have experienced so many ‘first times’ and look at you now! I know you will love it. Take the leap and remember that everyone around you was once a beginner.