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Favorite Excuse for Not Working Out: I Can't Keep Up in Class

Favorite Excuse for Not Working Out: I Can't Keep Up in Class

A lot of us have our favorite excuses for not working out, but if yours is: "I can't keep up in a class," then here are some tips for overcoming that issue:

  • Start with a beginner's class and work your way up.
  • Remember that everyone has to start somewhere and chances are that everyone in the class started out just like you, not having a clue what to do.
  • The teacher is there to help you and in most cases they will not scold you or make you leave the room if you are messing up. Boot camp instructors may be a bit more harsh, but that is just the nature of the class and is not something you should take personally.
  • Chances are the instructor will realize you are new and assist you when you need it and go easier on you than those that have been in the class every single day for the past two months. If it eases your worries, get there early and tell the instructor that you're new, but you're going to do your best to keep up.
  • There is nothing wrong with taking a breather every once in a while to catch your breath or just so you can get back on track.
  • Go with a friend who has also never done the class before, then you can fumble and laugh together.
  • Make a buddy at the class, someone who knows the drill. Chances are they will guide you when you need a little extra assistance.
  • Get a spot in front. I know the very last thing you want is to draw attention to yourself but being able to hear and see the instructor is an important key to learning the moves.

Have your own suggestions for keeping up with an exercise class? Then share them in the comments section below.


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