If you're too afraid to try spinning due to its high-intensity reputation, or your lack of flexibility has made you steer clear of yoga, you could be missing out on a workout that's not only great for you, but something you might really enjoy. Read on to learn the truth about a few of the most seemingly-intimidating exercises around, and learn our tips for how to overcome your fears and get started on one of these fitness routines.
Many gym-goers think spinning-an instructor-led cardio workout done on a stationary bike-is simply "too hard," says Nadia Zaki, certified spinning instructor at Equinox gyms. But don't be intimidated! While it is in a group setting, spinning is actually a very individualized workout. "Everyone controls his or her own bike's resistance," says Zaki. "So you can work as hard as you want." Instead of feeling pressured to keep up with the class, take what the instructor says as a guideline and go at your own pace. ThoughRead More »from Conquer Your Fitness Fears