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12 Reasons Why “Gymtimidation” and Fear at Fitness Facilities Exist

2. The Equipment

When examining the psychology of color, it is noted that black relates to control and power. Black intimidates, is unfriendly, and unapproachable when compared with the other colors.  So if this is the case, why would fitness facilities chose exercise and resistance equipment that is drenched in chrome and black upholstery?

In addition to color, many of the latest pieces of exercise equipment look more like medieval torture machines and can add to the intimidation of the novice exerciser. Before joining any gym, be sure to check out the availability of instruction and signage on how to use each machine. In addition, most resistance machines cater to the thinner body and are not structured to fit an overweight or obese client (ironically enough).

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