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Making gyms less intimidating is always being considered

We have all had the fear at least one time during our gym experience. It may have been before you joined, or maybe after stepping through the doors and seeing others working out. 

Being intimidated at, or by, the gym is nothing new nor is it surprising. There are many ways to be apprehensive about what you may think is being or looked at or judged by others. 

Loud music, bulging muscles everywhere you look, in-your-face employees or members pressuring you to finish your set can certainly cause beads of sweat to form on your brow and result in an early exit, and possibly never to return. 

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