If you are like me I have something I like to call a gym phobia. Yup that's right I think gyms are one of the most daunting and intimidating places to go to. I am always are worried about what people think and from what I have heard from others the way people may judge you makes me very unmotivated to go. So how do you overcome this because of course you want to feel comfortable sweating, grunting and not looking your best when you go to the gym.
Firstly I feel that you should always take note when you workout ensure that you are doing the technique correctly because this will build your confidence and if you are unsure ask someone that works at the gym they would be happy to help.
Secondly try go with a friend to get you motivated to go to the gym, having the reassurance and support to workout is always helpful if you can't get a friend maybe try get a personal trainer for a couple of sessions to ensure you are comfortable with the equipment.
Thirdly try going to a smaller/boutique gym. They will always have more of a family environment where everyone knows each other and you end up with a automatic support group (this is exactly why we have our gym :P )
Finally no matter what just be confident in yourself who cares what others think you are there because you want to make healthier and happier you and that is the most important thing you can do :)
I hope this helps
Some children find it really difficult to jump straight into a new environment especially in a dance class. Your child may love dancing around the house at home and singing their hearts out but as soon as you enroll them into a class they want to leave, refuse to join in or even cry the whole lesson. This is completely normal! Your child dances because they expressing their happiness and they are comfortable in their environment but I can guarantee if you keep bringing them back to class they will realize how much fun it really is and then you won't be able to get them to leave. I know it is hard to leave your child especially when they are not happy but this is a good way to teach them about how to approach strange environments for the future for example School or daycare.
Be persistent otherwise your child will think this is the way to react in an unfamiliar environment. It may take one lesson it may take weeks but the change in attitude is rewarding for your child, the dance teacher and you!