scared to go gym, shall i just buy weights?

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basically i have crippling social anxiety and have been putting off going to gym for years. i’ve had a few memberships but rarely went. i tried to force myself to go cuz i thought it would get better, but my anxiety got worse if anything. shall i literally just buy weights at this point? idk how many more years it will take better my social anxiety and i could have made so much progress by now..
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Kind of hard to say without knowing your financial situation
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basically i have crippling social anxiety and have been putting off going to gym for years. i’ve had a few memberships but rarely went. i tried to force myself to go cuz i thought it would get better, but my anxiety got worse if anything. shall i literally just buy weights at this point? idk how many more years it will take better my social anxiety and i could have made so much progress by now..
There are a lot of fitness videos on youtube these days that you can follow along with in the comfort of your own home. You can definitely buy weights if you would like, but you can also exercise without them too. Be sure to start slowly and use light weights first.
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Yea you can absolutely buy weights and use workout videos if you feel more comfortable. There are loads of free websites. I personally like FitOn and Fitness Blender. You can get good results without having to go to the gym.

If you’d like to work on your social anxiety at the gym then maybe try taking it one step at a time. You could set a goal to just use one piece of equipment during your visit. It doesn’t matter what it is, just pick one. Maybe a treadmill or stationary bike or cross trainer. Something that’s easy to use. Once you get used to it, try adding another in. If you take it one step at a time it might get easier over time. If you have the money, you could get a PT session and they’ll show you how to use equipment that you’re not familiar with. That might help you feel less anxious.
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