I’m a serial gym hopper. I sign up, get to know the gym, enjoy working out there for a few weeks. Then, I start to recognise people and they start to recognise me and say hello. For most people, this is probably a good thing, but for me it’s the worst.
I know it doesn’t make any sense but I feel like people will pay attention to me while I’m working out. It also feels like there’s pressure to form relationships with people there, but I prefer the idea of it being a solitary escape.
I recently had a few of the free PT sessions offered by my current gym and I now feel like I can’t go back there in case I run into the PT again and I have to explain why I don’t want to continue with the sessions. Of course I know this is mad - it’s absolutely fine to not continue, and they really won’t mind (they were very nice). It’s just an interaction that I don’t want to have, and avoidance becomes the easier answer.
Anyways, feels good to share and get off my chest.