3 things you should NEVER do at the gym !!!

If you are going to the gym regularly right now and you have managed to get into a routine- well done!

It takes persistence and consistency to get there which is the first step to a healthy lifestyle and moving forward towards your goals.

BUT there are a few things that can easily put roadblocks in your way hence why I’m giving you my top 3 “Don’ts” what you should never do at the gym.


Let’s get straight into it:


  • Comparing yourself

I know I’ve spoken about this a fair bit over the last couple of weeks but it really can be like a ‘slightly pulled hand break whilst driving’ on your progress. The thing is that ‘comparing’ can happen consciously and subconsciously so first you want to create awareness around whether and whom you are comparing yourself to.

Jump back on my blog to see what steps you can take to redirect all attention to yourself and start to appreciate your own personal journey in order to release the hand break with ease.


Also believe in yourself! Telling yourself that you are capable of doing what you set yourself out to do is super important! J


  • Feeling intimidated by guys in the weights room

I’ve had so many women come to me scared about training on their own in the weights room because it’s full of men.

I totally get it! It can be off-putting watching dudes lifting heavy weights and dominating the space.

Here’s the thing:

  • First of all they don’t even know what they’re doing half the time. Having been a trainer for a decade I can tell you that 60% of them don’t even know WHAT they’re doing.
  • Secondly the fact that there are so many men in there is an encouragement to get more of us women in there! Why should it be exclusive for guys?!
  • Finally- build your confidence. The more confident you are the more confident you will also become training on your own in the weights room. Hot tip: Start training in the weights room with exercises that you’re 100% comfortable doing yourself and slowly start to build up your confidence.


  • Running your workouts by one-fits-all approach apps OR doing the same thing week in, week out.

I agree that it is always better to do something than nothing. Movement is super important and it’s vital to get at least 10,000 steps in per day. BUT – if you want anything more than just moving to maintain a basic level of health YOU GOT to mix it up or ideally follow a program. “Doing the same thing over and over again BUT expecting different results is called insanity”- so Einstein says. He sounds like a smart men, doesn’t he?


Nina Egenberger
Nina Egenberger