A lot of these gyms that you’re going to are kind of bro-ey, obviously. To me, I don’t mind walking in there. I’m very much like one of the guys. It’s not a big deal. For a lot of females, they look at these gyms, and although to me, I’m feeling that friendliness and things along those lines, they get very intimidated.
You walk towards the gym, you see all these shirtless guys working out doing all this crazy stuff where, again when you go up to them, they are the nicest people ever, but from the outside looking in, it can be super intimidating.
A lot of my goals with these all-women fitness events is literally to bring them into it. Obviously, there’s no males in there, but show the friendliness and show that we are there to support them and that these women in these gyms do exist so they are not as intimidated and they are excited to get into the gym.
Again, it can be very, very scary and intimidating. They could go in and be like, “I don’t know what I’m doing. What if I’m doing this wrong, what if someone is looking at me.” You want to try and get people to feel accepted and excited to come into the gym.
That’s why we do a lot with the women. I guess it does change the dynamic a lot when you have these strong women coming in and supporting you. Like I said, after a lot of times, they are way more inspired to go into a gym maybe on their own without another female with them because we brought them in.
I think it’s like as soon as you get them in there, they are in, but you have to almost like lure them in or like an all-female type event to get them excited about it again. Like I said, people are craving being with people especially after the pandemic right now.
People are really craving that community, that actual connection. That’s another reason why we are bringing it together. I really just want people to be not intimated and scared to go in the gym. Right now, on social media, I’m getting really irritated because there’s so much hate going on to different movements and things.
People are using that to get views and to get exciting, but what they don’t realize is by them doing that, by them saying, “Don’t use the stability ball. It’s the worst thing ever and this is why.” Kicking it and being all dramatic about it.
You’re now making that female who might have been using that stability ball she’s now scared to come to the gym because she’s scared somebody is going to be looking at her and being like, “You’re using a stability ball. You’re doing it all wrong.” Type of situation.
That’s another thing that I’m trying to move away from is making sure that people realize that they are welcomed into the gym. If you’re just moving, that’s a win. That’s a win. Get started there and then you can fine-tune all the stuff later. There’s a lot of reasons why we’re trying to bring a bunch of other females together.