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7 Ways to Build More Confidence for the Gym

So you’ve had that membership for a while that you’ve been paying for. You’ve been meaning to go, but just the thought of getting through the front doors of the gym makes you start to sweat.

However, you’ve been doing that same home workout for a while, and you KNOW that you finally need to take the next step to begin seeing more progress in your fitness journey. To be honest, once you get past this hump, the possibilities are truly endless.

We’ve seen people with zero to no experience, totally increase their progress and goals by going to the gym. If you’re thinking about going but have been hesitant, then this is for you.

Here are 7 ways that you can gain more confidence to get to the gym, and at the gym:


If you aren’t already doing exercises at home, this is your FIRST step. While we have had clients go straight to the gym and skip the home workouts, we consider home workouts as the base, or first step, before taking the next step AKA the gym.

You want to get into the habit of working out consistently, not meaning every day, but developing a routine of 2-5 workouts a week. This will make it easier for you to be consistent at the gym. Once you’re consistent, it will also allow for you to make quicker and better progress. As you get stronger, you want to start adding more resistance, so using bands and/or dumbbells.

Learn to also challenge yourself. Pushing yourself for some workouts, and knowing how to put a 7-8/10 effort level in your workouts. You don’t want to be dead by the end of the workout, but you also want to break a little sweat! Knowing how to push through the challenging parts of your workout will ensure you will get stronger and make more progress!


We can’t stress this enough. Having a program to follow not only makes it easier to navigate through a workout, but also navigate through the gym.

With a program, you are working on a specific goal, and have targets to meet. This is a MUST to ensure you don’t plateau throughout your fitness journey.

The program will save you the time of having to scroll through Instagram or TikTok trying to find the “next best exercise” - that really won’t help, and it will also save you the stress and overwhelm of being in the gym. The worst feeling is seeing all the equipment, and not knowing where to start, or not knowing if it’s beneficial to you.

One huge things to confidence is also staying consistent with the workouts. The more often you do them, the easier they will become and the more connected you will get with your body.