Intimidated by all the bulky exercise machines and huge, mean-looking buffed bods at the big-box gyms? If so, you are definitely not alone. This is one of the main reasons (cough, cough–or excuses) from clients as to why they don’t go to the gym. Unfortunately, so many people avoid the gym because they’re either a) not sure how to use the exercise machines; b) they lack the confidence to give them a try; or c) they’re just too damn intimidated to even walk into a gym.

Why? “Gymtimidation!” It’s that voice inside your head that says “I don’t feel comfortable with my body,” “how am I going to look next to all those fitness fanatics who work out all the time?” “I don’t even know what I should be doing in the gym?” Your ‘meaning making machine’ is always at work and it creates a lot of negative views about the gym.

But gymtimidation is not a reason for not getting exercise, it’s an excuse; and a pretty lame one at that. #Sorrybutnotsorry to be so hard on you, but how else am I supposed to show you how ‘unreasonable’ our behavior can be? Know that a reason is valid and usually unavoidable — ex: “I was late because the train broke down” = reason. Whereas, an excuse is a transparent or perhaps a subtle attempt to shift responsibility away from one’s self — “I was late because I missed the train” = excuse.

However, gymtimidation can seem very real and may appear valid. Or maybe those big box gyms are simply too noisy for your liking (I certainly don’t like them). Or you don’t know where to start. Perhaps customer service is not actually providing the help you need. Or it’s too impersonal for you. I can go on and on, but if this sounds like your experience, try searching your area for a smaller boutique gym where you can get more personal attention and the education you need to be an effective and consistent gym-goer; a space where the staff knows your name and is truly committed to your well-being.


Here at Human@Ease Fitness and Wellness center in Greenpoint you’ll get that personalized experience with all of the necessary education you need to lead a successful fitness plan. We’re compact yet spacious enough for you to feel comfortable and confident. The most intimidating thing about our place is our mascot Machito the Fitness Pom.

We’ve created a safe space where we teach you how to become your own trainer. We’ll take you through an initial session to show you proper form, technique, speed of motion, setup and more. We’ll even set you up with your own progress chart and write out 2 routines for you to alternate between. We only allow a very small group in the strength training area at a time, allowing you access to the fitness equipment without waiting on long lines.

Plus, we’re here to answer any questions you may have in addition to showing you other exercises for a more diverse and stimulating workout.

And if you’re really looking to take your health and well-being to a whole other level, our B.E.S.T. Plan is a lasting solution. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build lean muscle, break free of poor eating habits or detox your body…

The B.E.S.T. Plan has you covered. B.E.S.T. which is an acronym for Balance, Energy, Strength and Tranquility; is a 12-week all-inclusive holistic fitness and wellness program. It is specially designed to deal with past conditioning and emotional obstacles associated with food as well as other commitment issues related to your health and fitness. We strive to educate all of our participants on proper diet and exercise so each individual can powerfully reach their desired state of well-being.

We develop a game plan and then create a personalized structure for you that incorporates classes, body assessments, detox, food plans, personal training, and life & nutritional coaching; all in a supportive, friendly and confidential one-on-one or group setting. Structure and accountability is managed and maintained through a small staff of fitness and wellness professionals committed to each “BESTy”.

By the end of the program you will have acquired healthier habits, personal accountability, and the confidence to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Throughout and after doing the B.E.S.T Plan, you will feel committed, focused and motivated – A True Human at Ease.

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Sign up here or call us at 718-388-2900 for more information and we’ll contact you for a free consultation.

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