Workout Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Your Workout

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Whether it’s a sweaty gym session, a run, a yoga session or a pilates workout, there are a few workout tips that I’d like to share to make sure you get the most out of it. Of course not all of these apply if you’re going to a group session, but they most definitely do if you’re like me and love being a lone ranger in the gym or on your yoga mat at home!

Here are my top workout tips:

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WEAR IT RIGHT

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m a shopaholic when it comes to activewear. I love so much of it and in recent years the offering has just got better and better. It’s not all about looks though. Depending on the workout I’m doing I’ll pick my activewear outfit accordingly. With so many brands out there, it’s easy to find something to suit every budget. Subscribe to my YouTube for lots of activewear hauls, both high street, mid-range and high end activewear.

For yoga I usually opt for high waisted leggings, so I don’t have to think about any underwear being on show as I bend my body around. I can also pick a less supportive sports bra for yoga, as I’m not jumping around too much. When I go to the gym I’m mostly looking for leggings that stay in place as well as a good material that doesn’t show sweat… you know what I mean ladies, that annoying crotch area sweat! Sexy, right! 😉 When I run I always want to have a zip pocket in my leggings for my door key and I’ll wear a more supportive sports bra to protect my small, but mighty lady lumps from the bounce.

EXTRA CONFIDENCE

I just mentioned the crotch sweat, which sadly there’s nothing we can do about apart from wear a good pair of leggings, but the other important one for me is underarm sweat. Most of the time I have my underarms free of any clothing while I workout, but that doesn’t mean I don’t need a good anti-perspirant to put my mind at ease and keep my underarms dry.

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HEY DJ, PLAY THAT SONG

It’s amazing how much a song can change your mood. There have honestly been days where I haven’t planned to train, but I just hear one song that gets me motivated and I feel the urge to lace up my trainers and head to the gym.

Part of me thinks having the playlist tip in hear is an obvious one, but after speaking to some friends and family recently about their playlist choice, it dawn on me that many people haven’t really thought about it. We all have different music tastes, so it’s unlikely that the generic music your gym plays is really going to get you feeling motivated. I also have different music that I like for different activities. When I do yoga my playlist is much more chilled out that when I run or go to the gym.

Set yourself up with a free Spotify account (or a similar platform) and start dragging and dropping your favourite songs into a playlist that you can then use when you next get a sweat on.

WHAT’S THE PLAN, STAN?

Without a doubt, my best workouts are the ones where I have a plan of what I’m going to do. If I don’t, I end up getting a little sidetracked with handstand playtime and I forget to train the body part I had in mind.

I’ll either design my own workout, use a guide or look to my PT friends on Instagram and find exercise inspiration in their feeds. Just make sure that if you do the latter, you are going to someone who is a certified PT with good knowledge and experience. My favourites are Carly Rowena, Shona Vertue, Tally Rye, Alice Liveing and Bret Contreras.

IN IT TO WIN IT! 

As I mentioned, Triple Dry is very kindly giving one lucky winner a new Fitbit Flex 2 Fitness Wristband alongside the new Triple Dry Nourish anti-perspirant. To enter, you just need to comment on this blog post with your top tip for gym confidence in the gym. We will then pick a winner at random.

Competition closes on Wednesday 6th September at 11:59pm. COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

Good luck and happy working out! 

Love, Cat x

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  1. September 6, 2017 / 10:35 am

    My top tip would be: think everything through before you arrive at the gym. It can be quite intimidating and stressful if you already are there and have no idea what you are going to do. So, either creat a work out plan yourself or with help of a PT if you are a newbie. New activewear also helps hehe))

  2. Rachel Telfer
    September 6, 2017 / 7:07 am

    Think about what you are going to do in your session before you get there, write it down then when you arrive head straight to the first location and just do it. Don’t worry about what everyone else is up to.
    If you are worried what other people are thinking don’t be, they are most likely busy doing their own thing!

  3. Esther
    September 2, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    My top tip would be to forget about the scale and enjoy what you are doing. It’s common to get frustrated at the beginning because the results don’t come as fast as we liked them to, and for that reason most people sadly just give up. I would tell the to get up from the bed every morning and to stay doing it. The results will come eventually but meanwhile we have to learn to love the process. We have to look at the mirrors at the gym to feel like completely badass, and to look forward to pick up more weight than the day before. The confidence would grow instantly from inside and more importantly, will remain day after day.

  4. Emma Harrison
    August 30, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    My number one tip has to be (in the words of Take That) to have a little patience!

    One good workout will not give you abs, take your time, be persistent and be patient with your body.

    Emma | HarmonyBlaze.co.uk

  5. Anika
    August 30, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Wow I was just looking at your comments and this so great. Your blog has grown so much. I remember being here when there were no comments and wondered why because you are such a great blogger. So happy to be part of the journey.
    xx

  6. Steph B
    August 29, 2017 / 5:08 pm

    My top tip would definitely be to grab a friend or two! I run with a great group of girls so even on the days when I’m not feeling the love they’ll soon give me the boost I need. Although they can get me in trouble sometimes giggling at yoga. But whatever happens we keep each other going if the going gets tough, spur each other on and most importantly… we enjoy every minute!!

    And a funky pair of leggings or trainers never hurt either

  7. Vlatko
    August 29, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I have to be honest,
    eating is what gets me motivated, haha.
    But there is something special about the gym. It makes that “switch” in my mind which makes me want to eat good food, quality food, not ordinary junk which I would eat if there was no exercising. You feel good about yourself, about what have you done and it makes you dream of what you might become if you just keep the routine. And you are not going to waste that with junk food, you will train good- eat good and by the end of the day – feel good. One thing just leads to another, funny, but works for me :)

  8. Ivana
    August 29, 2017 / 3:22 pm

    Nothing boosts my motivation like daily dose of my favourite Instagram people :)
    Prepare music which pushes you forward and make a workout plan before hitting a gym. It will make you feel like you know what you are doing and a bit of fitness clothes in addition would help the trick :)
    Now you are ready to conquer!
    And remember, don’t forget to congratulate yourself for a good job!

    Namaste!

  9. Sophie
    August 27, 2017 / 8:03 am

    My top tip would be to accept that muscle growth takes time. Take it slow, start with a weight that suits you and don’t compare yourself to the girl next to you who can squat 100kg but has been going to the gym for years twice a day!

  10. Katharina
    August 25, 2017 / 1:57 pm

    My top tip is definitely GO WITH A FRIEND ! I love going to the gym with a friend because we always end up just messing around, talking a lot and having fun (and no worries you´ll still get a good workout in)

  11. August 24, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I always feel more confident at the gym with a friend, good music, nice gym/ yoga pants and a big smile in my face (even if I don’t feel like smiling, it always helps)

  12. Natalie
    August 24, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    My top tip for when you’re in the gym… take out your contact lenses. And don’t wear your glasses! Not only do you look incredible(y blurred) but you also cannot see anyone else so you don’t care whether they are looking or not. Seriously this works for me.

    This obviously only works for people with slightly bad eyesight. And not if it’s so bad you could injure yourself… I do not recommend that.

  13. Chloe
    August 24, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    Wear something you feel good in

  14. Hannah Young
    August 24, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    My greatest tip for gym confidence is remembering why YOU are there! Giving yourself some loving for showing up and committing to become the best version of you. Tuning into yourselfand your personal goals will help you to combat any illusion of fear or self doubt

  15. Nixy
    August 24, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    There are some great tips here. I like to have my workout written down so that if I get a bit flustered I can take a few minutes time out reading it and look like I know what I’m doing.

  16. Lisa
    August 24, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    Take a friend along with you. Someone with similar goals so that you can both work out how to use the equipment together. I always push myself harder when I have a gym buddy for motivation!

  17. Georgia
    August 24, 2017 / 9:38 am

    My top tip would be going into the workout or gym feeling positivive. When you’re doing something difficult tell yourself you can do it and how well you’re doing. Also top tip is going on a treadmill that is closest to the air vent so you can stay cool

  18. Sarah
    August 24, 2017 / 9:30 am

    Wear black !!! Minimizes signs of sweat patches And headphones that way eleven of I’m not confident I can pretend I am !!!

  19. Sophie Dowdall
    August 24, 2017 / 8:41 am

    Find the right music. Feel comfortable in the what your wearing and don’t care about what everyone else is doing!! It’s your time!

  20. Trixi Veit
    August 24, 2017 / 8:39 am

    I have two workout motivations: 1. When you’re on your way to the gym or sitting at home, trying to get up and do the gym, think of this: You. In the gym. Getting your sweat on. Being happy. Doing something for yourself. And imagine how you will feel when the workout is completed. Just try to think positive. If you’re telling yourself negative thoughts, then you will never get the Motivation or you will have a ineffective workout.

    2. Music is essential. Music you pick for yourself. That gives you confidence or lets you sometimes think of somethingelse (like when you’re going for a run, and the last Kilometers are the worst). Or music that makes you happy :)

  21. Jessie
    August 24, 2017 / 8:24 am

    In my opinion confidence in the gym has to be found else where. Comparing your self to others, Especially in the gym can diminish your self confidence and leaving you on a low.
    By loving your self and truly accepting your self you can be confident anywhere. Acknowledge why you are going to the gym and remind yourself if you are in this new situation that everyone started off this way. You gotta start somewhere!!!!!!!
    I found doing a little bit of research helps too, learn some excercises to do etc. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you are unsure!
    Life is too short to be afraid!!

  22. Aran
    August 24, 2017 / 8:22 am

    Mindset!! Wake up, walk to the gym and make it the best moment of the day! Turn negative into negative and cherry top come when…..I see my gym classes turned into a dancing session in my head! I tend to see myself dancing e everywhere…so why not at the gym as well You completely forget of what’s going on around you. Must say gym playlists are superb for it!!! Go team!!!!

  23. Ana
    August 24, 2017 / 8:12 am

    My top tip is to think before gym how good you feel after when you make it with enthusiasm.
    And maybe turn the music on and flow quite spontaneously for a while after…haha

  24. Alie
    August 24, 2017 / 7:59 am

    My tip is to focus on yourself and not anyone else in the room! Simple but effective xx

  25. August 24, 2017 / 7:12 am

    Looking around and seeing beautiful women of all shapes and sizes doing something to make themselves feel good. Seeing this makes me feel good and ready to work my but off no matter who’s watching. X

  26. Amy Pyne
    August 24, 2017 / 7:09 am

    My advice is to put your earphones in, forgot about people watching you (they’re probably too busy looking at themselves), and get a good sweat on. I used to be really embarrassed about getting extremely sweaty in the gym but now I just embrace it. You’re in there for you and not anybody else

  27. Emma Murray
    August 24, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Great Post Cat! I love your blog and youtube channel <3

    Music definitely helps me when I am in the gym. I can put my headphones in and just escape into my own world and forget anyone else is there! I love Spotify for that reason – so much choice!! I also find having a work out buddy helps too. Not just for confidence but for motivation to keep yourself going to the gym!

  28. Yoglove
    August 24, 2017 / 6:00 am

    I lobe to hear kusic during my workouts. It puts me to another level and that is what I need to keeps motivated.
    By the way – I love your gram and will follow your blog now. You are such an funny and natural one. ✌

  29. Jessica
    August 24, 2017 / 5:58 am

    My top tip is finding music that suits the workout: something that keeps my pace at the right speed and keeps me running or lifting in time for longer, something slow for stretching out at the end so I breathe deeply and stretch deeply, and just all round music I love and want to hear.. I sometimes find myself driving to work and if a “gym tune” comes on all I can think about is going for a workout!!

  30. Naomi Sheard
    August 24, 2017 / 5:18 am

    Make it a lifestyle ♥️ And your favourite tunes – always xx

  31. Samantha
    August 24, 2017 / 2:25 am

    My top tip for the gym is write down what you want to achieve before you go so you can check things off and not feel lost. You’ll also leave feeling accomplished and satisfied with your workout

  32. Lindsay
    August 24, 2017 / 2:16 am

    Fake it till you make it! Whether or not you’re feeling confident being there, pretend that you know exactly what you’re doing:) I’m pretty sure most everyone is doing the same darn thing!

  33. Bethany Dobson
    August 24, 2017 / 12:14 am

    If you look good you feel good! I know comfort is key but picking jazzy colours and patterned leggings is what makes me feel great. It’s a lovely change from boring office wear and a great way to express yourself. High waited leggins is a must!! X

  34. Iman Raza
    August 23, 2017 / 11:40 pm

    Choose a boss playlist and focus on urself and your own goals

  35. Leah Wallace
    August 23, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    My tip is to track your progress. Best way to keep my motivation going is to remember how much I’ve improved!

  36. August 23, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Great tunes and focusing on my the small improvements I make each work out rather than worrying about what anyone else is doing.

  37. harriet
    August 23, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    My top tip for feeling confident at the gym is a good night’s sleep. Absolutely nothing makes you feel like your best self and ready for anything than enough rest! Plus it helps your body work on itself to really prep you for the best workout of your life when you get to the gym

  38. Ellie
    August 23, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    My top tip is to keep on smiling houghout all your workouts. This helps me feel happer and confident

  39. Laura
    August 23, 2017 / 10:49 pm

    Confidence in the gym is something I definitely struggle with, it has improved as my knowledge has grown. What helped me was an occasional session with a PT, they will know the gym lay out and can write you a programme to help achieve your goals giving a sense of purpose. I’ve come a long way, still a journey to go xxx

  40. Leanne Neville
    August 23, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    My top tip is to focus on ME, why I’m there & what I want to achieve… I’m doing it for me & only I can do it.

  41. Joanna
    August 23, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    I have to admit that I am definitely not a self-confident person in a real life but going to the gym used to be my biggest fear. Imagining that everybody is starring at me, a bigger size girl, in unbranded work out clothes, was terrifying me. But this all changed! Now I just put my favourite trainers, some comfy clothes and music on and I go to the gym! The main thing for me is believing that I am doing this for myself, for my health and to feel great afterwards, everything else doesn’t matter!! Love you Cat

  42. August 23, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    My top tip is to be prepared! Write down your workout before you go so you can tick it off the next day :) track your process, as it makes sure that you never miss the extra set while providing a great sense of achievement.
    …and it never hurts to buy some new work out gear!

  43. Brooke H.
    August 23, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Put on your best stretchy pants, and squat til you drop! But seriously, just own your flow, embrace the endorphins, and always take your time

  44. Dri Perigo
    August 23, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    My top tip is to have a plan before you arrive at the gym. Know what part of the body you want to work on that day, and plan out some of your favourite exercises to achieve this. I love writing notes on my phone, so I know exactly what I need and where to go to when I get there.
    This helps so much with confidence because there’s no wondering where to go or what to do next.

  45. Hannah
    August 23, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    My tip is to keep your head up. No matter how unfit or out of place you feel, youve made it. You’re in the gym and you’re only going to improve. Don’t let anyone bring you down because you’re doing amazing just by getting up, getting dressed and getting into that gym. That’s one step closer to bettering yourself.

  46. Luisa Shaw
    August 23, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    My top tip would definitely be going in with a plan! So much easier to stick to a plan, rather than trying to think about what to do once you’re there. A plan and a motivating playlist = the perfect combination :)

  47. Nicole
    August 23, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    My tip would be to push through the negativities and lack of motivation on those days when your body feels it can train but your minds questioning it. I myself didn’t even want to get out of the car at the gym earlier today but after a motivating sing song I went in and smashed a fab sweaty leg session, after which I struggled to walk out but felt FABULOUS!!!!

  48. Sanna
    August 23, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    My top tip is to take headphones and a good playlist and just turn up the music. It works wonders at distracting you from your surroundings and insecurities. It also keeps you motivated and upbeat.

  49. August 23, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    One of my top ways to stay motivated is to negotiate with myself, but in healthy ways! Instead of saying ‘I’ll eat that pizza if I workout’, I’ll allow myself to buy the sports bra I’ve wanted for ages if I stick to my workout calendar for 2 weeks. Simple!

  50. Michelle Kenney
    August 23, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    My favorite way to be confident at the gym and get the most out of my workout is to put on an upbeat playlist of songs I love and show up rocking activewear I look and feel great in ✨

  51. Suzie Igoe
    August 23, 2017 / 9:31 pm

    My top tip is to plan your workout before you go, I always get inspiration from Instagram, then make sure you’re comfortable in your gym clothes and squat test your leggings!!! 😉
    Oh and make sure you pack a snack for afterwards, post gym hunger rage is bad!!

  52. Lisa
    August 23, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    My tip would be to put on your favourite playlist. Music instantly brightens up my mood and gives me a boost to work hard. It also puts me in my world and everything around me goes away (does that make sense ).

  53. Marisa
    August 23, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    My tip to feel confident in the gym is to wear something you feel comfortable in. Be it an outfit in neon colors from head to toe or your favorite pair of sweatpants. Another thing that helped me a lot was going with a friend. If you have someone to talk to or to distract yourself time will fly and you’ll have a bunch of fun

  54. Holly Bailey
    August 23, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    My sister never goes to the free weights area in the gym where everyone does their own thing because she is conscious people are looking at her and judging that she might be doing something wrong. My top tip…. remember that nobody is watching you or judging you. Just do your thing girls! Xx

  55. Louise John
    August 23, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    Smile and put on some gangsta rap! If the weights area looks intimidating then just smile at all the guys who are hogging the weights, put on music that makes you feel unstoppable and get it done!

    • cmeffan
      September 21, 2017 / 10:48 am

      Louise, CONGRATULATIONS!! You are the winner!!! All about those gansta rap vibes! Please send me your address and we’ll get your prize in the post for you. Cat xx

  56. Hannah
    August 23, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    Think about Phoebe from friends running and go wild. Working out should be as fun as possible!
    Fabulous post Cat, thank you.

  57. Priscilla Girdham
    August 23, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Just smile through and keep going as it you will always feel better after! Plus always a bright cool outfit helps!

  58. Rosie
    August 23, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    My top tip is to focus on your goals only and when you get tired/embarrassed remember exactly why you enter the gym in the first place.

    Amazing post by the way!

  59. Eva
    August 23, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Great article, Cat! I have been following you on instagram for a looong time now and finally found my way to your blog :) I am sure I’ll come back more frequently now.
    To me, music is very important during a workout. It’s not only a way to track my speed but also keeps me motivated and in a good mood.

  60. Michelle Crocombe
    August 23, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    A morning workout with some upbeat music is a great way to get you pumped for the day ahead and ready to take on the world My mood is always better when I’ve worked out in the morning knowing that I don’t need to think up random excuses all day about why I can’t workout in the evening!

  61. Debbi
    August 23, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    What gives me the right motivation when I workout it’s think at the results and the good feelings it will gives me at the end of the session, but to do it obviusly I need to give to my self the wright motivation, saying to my self that I CAN DO IT. Put on a potential music give me that plus to do my best.

  62. Miranda Melling
    August 23, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    As a runner I love a good deodorant as it prevents embarrassing sweat patches and long term, my good gear being ruined and going in the bin! For gym confidence, which I could do with as I have just joined one, you need a plan and a positive attitude. Try every class once until you find what rocks your boat and remember absolutely everyone in there was in exactly the same position once! If like me you struggle with walking in the busy gym and finding a spot, pop your headphones on xx

  63. Ruth
    August 23, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    Sharing a fitness goal with a friend can really motivate you both to keep committed. I’ve done that with my sister and it’s made it heaps easier!

  64. Josine
    August 23, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    When you’re intention/planning is to go sport the next day (whether it’s in de morning, afternoon or evening), I always get my sportswear/yogawear already out of my closet and leave it somewhere where I can actually SEE it. Most of the time this is on my chair in my bedroom, but I’ll never leave it in my closet. This gives me this quick reminder I had the intention yesterday to sport today (even when I’m realllyyyyy not in the mood that day). Really great motivation which helps me a lot!!!! And obvioisly, afterwards I feel great!

  65. Sarah Brice
    August 23, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    My top tip for confidence in the gym is to remind myself no one is looking at me, they are concentrating on their own workout and probably not gawping in my direction! This really helps me to not feel self conscious, especially if I am trying out a new exercise or a new piece of equipment. It means I can focus on my technique, balance etc, rather than worrying about what others may or may not be thinking! X

  66. Meghan
    August 23, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Do something that makes your soul happy as well as your body sweat – exercise should feel as good on the inside as well as it does on the outside! ✌‍♀️

  67. Sinem Kartal
    August 23, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Smile while working out, sing along to music. Its a whole body experience.

  68. Holly Hall
    August 23, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Just remember that many women have body confidence worries go through there mind when at the gym and if we just smile, say hi and make an effort with people in the gym others (and yourself) will feel more at ease in the gym.

  69. Cath
    August 23, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Pick a gym that makes you feel comfortable. Get an induction and someone who knows what you are doing to show you round. If something goes wrong laugh it off.

  70. Lisa
    August 23, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    Great Post ! I think focussing on oneself is really important , but it doesn’t hurt at all when you’re wearing gym clothes that you love and feel confident in

  71. Rosa
    August 23, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    I think some of you will agree with me that going to that gym/yoga/crossfit/endurance class for the first time was… difficult. But we all realised how much these girls have helped us building a strong confidence, improving self-esteem and kicking our asses with their workouts! My top tip? Never be impatience, aim for the balance! Go there wearing what makes you feel happier and comfortable. Smash that workout you have ahead planned and be proud of every step. Organization is KEY if you wsnt to success! If you feel like giving up, think twice why you started.

  72. Kelly mcgihon
    August 23, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    set small weekly goals and visualise how you want to feel or how you want to look during each session. Being mindful and present during each work out also helps x

  73. August 23, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Funky leggings = Funky session

    Your only competition is you! Be the better you!

  74. Martha Norris
    August 23, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    My top tip is to honestly have fun! Spending time in the gym won’t be productive if you don’t have fun with it! Sometimes try new equipment is great! I’m usually a little nervous about heading on a new machine but I’ve now learnt that I love spinning! Try something new will hopefully add more fun and motbation to workouts and that’s something I find super important about workouts…. HAVE FUN! X

  75. Meghan G
    August 23, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    You’ve gotta put on your favorite song. Walk out of the locker room and remember that everyone who is in that gym is there because they want to work towards a goal as well. Weather its to drop a few pounds, be able to do a pull up and gain some muscle, or because working out makes them feel good. Everyone is there with a mindset of bettering themselves, so no matter how low your confidence in that moment you’ve already went that extra mile in just getting there. So take a deep breath, hit play on that song, and focus on your goal. I promise no one else is judging you, they’re admiring your dedication to show up!

  76. August 23, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    I tend to workout before work which means being up super early. I’m not a morning person so getting everything prepared the night before so all I need to do is put on my workout gear, grab my bag and go means I’m much more likely to get to the gym rather than snuggle back down in bed.

  77. Juliette
    August 23, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Hey! My tip is to have a shower just before going to the gym or any sport! Then you’ll feel fresh and energetic

  78. Claire
    August 23, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    This is something I really struggled with for a while…I still do just less so. My top tip is to just focus on myself and my workout and remember that that’s what everyone else is doing too!! Also, as you said Cat, gym gear can help. Funky and fun leggings never hurt!! Xx

  79. Rebecca Hunt
    August 23, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    I commented on your video! Doh! Well I shall comment again here! I find investing in a good pair of trainers to be really motivating. As soon as put mine on I feel like getting up and moving. They feel so comfy and springy that I just want to spring about. Also music is a big motivator for me and I find the background gym music really dull so a good playlist is key! And they are fun to create too! Love your blog and your videos! I am currently doing yoganuary! Better late than never right! Much love xxx

  80. Sophie Cartwright
    August 23, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Try to remember that everyone else in the gym is too worried about how they look/their workout to be worried about anyone else, so you can get on with things in the knowledge that nobody is watching!

  81. Liz
    August 23, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Fab post Cat! I just try and focus on how good exercise makes my body feel :) Xx

  82. Laura
    August 23, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Going in with a plan always gives me so much more confidence in the gym!! Amazing post cat ❤️

  83. Lindsay
    August 23, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    If you pretend like you know what you’re doing, no one will question you

  84. Amy
    August 23, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    My top tip is smile! :)

  85. Antonia
    August 23, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    I love love love this blog post Cat!! I think deodorant plays a massive role when it comes to gym confidence and it’s great to see it being talked about, it helps us know we’re not alone! So thankyou Another one of my favourite top tips for gym confidence is treating yourself to a new gym outfit, whether it’s a full outfit or a pair of leggings that make you feel sexy af! Having something to wear to workout in that makes you feel like wonder woman will 1. Motivate you to actually go to the gym to show it off 2. Love how you look to begin with 3. Make your workout so incredibly fuelled by positive vibes that it will be one of your best! This is from my own experience, Does anyone else agree? Xx

  86. Lauren
    August 23, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    I think it’s just worrying about yourself when you’re there. If you go on your own get some good tunes going and focus on what you’re doing and the improvement and progress you’re making. If you’re too busy looking around at other people and comparing then chances are you aren’t putting all you can into your workout.

  87. August 23, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    My top gym confidence tip is to get in the zone and focus on you! Easier said than done I know, but who cares what other people are doing! It’s often the one part of your day you get to just do your thing. I always feel most confident when I go in with the mentality of ‘let’s do this’.

  88. Laura Goodwin
    August 23, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    You’re only racing yourself so do what you can.

  89. August 23, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    My biggest tip for gym confidence is similar to what you’ve written above… pick an outfit that you love and makes you feel good. That way you will be feeling confident before you’ve even stepped in the gym!

  90. Claire
    August 23, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I always felt intimidated going into a gym or class but then you realise no one is bothered what you are doing, they are too busy watching/worrying about themselves. I went from my mat being at the back of the class, struggling to see, to now being at the front and focusing on my own practice :-)…. I still pick the end mat as I don’t want to be in everyone’s eyeline haha but I certainly have more confidence remembering this

  91. Claire
    August 23, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    I always felt intimidated going into a gym or class but then you realise no one is bothered what you are doing, they are too busy watching/worrying about themselves. I went from my mat being at the back of the class struggling to see to now being at the front and focusing on my own practice :-)…. I still pick the end mat as I don’t want to be in everyone’s eyeliner haha but I certainly have more confidence remembering this

  92. Rachel
    August 23, 2017 / 4:25 pm

    My top tip for gym confidence: have a clear plan for your workout and stick to that REGARDLESS of what other people around you are doing, saying, or how they’re viewing you. It is so easy to get put off by people who get on the next treadmill and seem to be trying to compete with you, or who look at you oddly whilst you do weights or exercises, or who are simply faffing around and proving a distraction in the corner of you eye. Ignore them – if you know what you’re there to do, and can zone all the rest out, you’re golden.

  93. Nicole Albutt
    August 23, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Top tip from me is simple…. just own it! Get in there, focus on yourself and smile – because everyone look a better with a smile! (Of course, some great added sweat protection helps that…!)

  94. Faiqha
    August 23, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    I love this My top tip for the gym is planning my work outs. If I know what I’m doing then I’m for sure gonna kill it! And a good play list for the day definitely helps out a lot.

  95. Claire Cooke
    August 23, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    Top tip for gym confidence; don’t be bothered by those around you, they’re all too focused on themselves to notice you! And a funky pair of leggings never hurts 😉

  96. Cydnee
    August 23, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    A good hair band! If you’re hair is staying in place that one less thing to worry about and then you can get down to important factor of getting sweaty!

  97. Marie
    August 23, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    My top tip would be to find the outfit you feel badass on ! Not the one that you look good but get your legging tucked between your bum cheek every squat you do !
    Having it plan just as a meeting in your dairy I plan my workout a week before and put a reminder on my phone ! And when I can i invite a friend so that I can’t say myself I’ll do it later when actually I’m just procrastinating !

  98. Amy
    August 23, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    My top top… blast your favourite songs and think about the end goal whether it be fitness, toning, weight-loss or strength. That always keeps me motivated

  99. Naomi White
    August 23, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Always take your bestie with you for workout motivation – music is a bonus!

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