RE: Book - Questions
What were your initial reasons for going to the gym?
To lose weight
Did you initially enjoy your trips to the gym?
Once I got used to where everything was and into a routine yes, felt self conscious at first
Did your aims change as time went by? If so, what were your new aims and what caused the change?
Yes, lost weight but got to realise that you can't change your actual shape so should work with whay you've got. Also, was very uneducated at forst and thought that by using weights I'd get really bulky, now know they're the best way to lose the fat with the cardio and really enjoy hetting into the free weights area.
What is the reaction of men towards the females in the gym?
I don't have any problems although sometimes I get funny looks when I'm in the free weights area alone. I find they stare more at the girls who go in their velour suits with full make-up on and flowing hair, you know the ones who have a wak and a chat and do a couple of sit-ups!! (Meeeooowwww!!!!)
What do you feel to be important factors in making females continue with their gym membership?
Pretty much the same as anyone, seeing results, feeling good and varying the routine to keep interest.
Have you ever felt pressure from men/society to change your body?
Yes, I think I used to want to conform to the sereotypical girl in the films or on TV but now I want to be the best I can be, just want to feel and look good in myself, for myself.
Good luck with the book!!!