Afraid of flying off the treadmill like the people on the biggest loser? Do you envision the entire gym focusing a camera on you and displaying it throughout the entire building as you try to figure out how to work it and fail?
Don’t let this fear keep you from your fitness goals! Treadmills can be very scary for anyone not used to them. Monday was the first day I ran on the treadmill since January when I got pregnant. I have to say that it was a bit intimidating for me, and I have done a lot of miles the treadmill in the past couple of years! A movie goes on in my head that my foot is going to grab the belt wrong and I’m going to face plant, like something you would see from America’s Funniest Home Videos. It is funny when you watch it on television, but for it to happen in reality can be terrifying. If you are scared of any piece of cardio equipment, ask someone who is knowledgeable on how to use it to show you how to start. Over the past 5 years I have seen many people avoid the elliptical, stair machine, treadmill or other piece of cardio equipment just because they were scared to try it. They could be missing out on a great workout! ( I know you are thinking ‘such a loss’..) But this could be a serious issue for some. Make it a goal to conquer this fear this coming year! I’m here to help if you need it!