Recently I began working out at a gym. On my first official day there They set me up with one of the trainers for an "intake" done. I thought it was going to be someone showing me around but essentially what she tried to do was convince me that I needed a personal trainer.
This woman was quite negative. She just keep going on and on about how new people must have a trainer. I don't think she said a single positive thing to me about beginning my experience at this gym. Instead she just harped and harped about how inept I would be on my own. Even insinuating that I would cause myself physical harm by not doing things correctly.
I did a good job of standing up for myself on that day. I didn't let her push me into taking her on as a trainer. I felt pretty good about that.
The problem is now each time I see this woman I am uncomfortable. Instead of just going along and doing what I'm doing, I'm afraid that she's looking at me and secretly laughing inside at my stupidity. I just can't shake these feelings. I end of feeling insecure and it's interfering with my work out.
My insecurity at this new endeavor is really showing. I rarely let others intimidate me when I feel like I know what I;m doing. However, other than the few exercises I know on the stability ball and working on the elliptical machine (which I must take a break from if I want to keep my cardio up) I don't have a clue what I'm doing there.
Today she got on the intercom and announced that she's going to be doing some kind of class from now until Christmas. This darn class is about the time I normally come to the gym. That means that I'm not only going to have to deal with her every day but she's probably going to have her dumb class in the area where I do my exercises with the stability ball.
I ended up leaving today before I even got all of my exercises completed. I essentially let this woman drive me out of the gym. I'm really frustrated with the whole situation and wondering how I'm going get what I need done without letting this woman interfere with me again.