The Pre-Rebel Jitters

The Do I Don’t I Rebel Debate

Here are some common feelings that our members used to worry about before coming to a Rebel PT boot camp!

We know that it can be pretty daunting coming along to Rebel for the first time. We wanted to show you that you’re not alone in feeling that way. We asked our current members how they felt before their first boot camp session!

Here are ten of the most common thoughts that went through their heads and how we can help (need help stepping out your comfort zone. Read this);

  1. My confidence was the lowest it’s been for a long time I didn’t want to look ridiculous

We promise you will never look as ridiculous as Tom, or Grant, or Nicola… or Alice… Or actually any of our trainers. Just ask any of our current members. It is their job to help you settle in as quickly as possible. We understand that everyone has to start somewhere, just take it slow and build it up! No need to push yourself so hard you feel sick!

  1. I was worried that I would not manage to complete a boot camp and need to sit out the last 20 mins

Take it slow! No one is watching you train and we have created a supportive environment at training where we tackle challenges together. This could be learning to run with couch-2-5k, your first munro, learning to rock climb, map read, run a marathon. We all have different goals and start in different places. Just join in

  1. That I would not be able to do some of the exercises

That’s where we come in! The trainer will demo all the exercises before we start. We aim to have two or more trainers at every session so one can take the time to correct form, help members where needed, repeat what the lead trainer is saying because let’s be honest…. Rebels never listen!

  1. I was especially worried that there would be a lot of long distance running as I found that particularly challenging.  

So every session we run is different. It helps keep it fresh and interesting for you! Sometimes it will be more running, or strength, or games. We do run training in such a way that you can push yourself as hard as you feel comfortable with. Need a longer breather, no problem. Want to sit out for 5 minutes, that’s fine!

  1. Worried about other members and what they will say

A big part of Rebel for us is creating that supportive and fun atmosphere. We will help you to feel as involved as you want to from the moment you come down. It’s a social atmosphere with a lot of team and partner work. We understand that the more you enjoy coming down, the more regularly you’ll make it and the better the results you will get

  1. How fit is everyone else there

It varies, we have members who run marathons in 3hours, others who are learning to run. Some like to go rock climbing or hill walking. Some ride bikes or snowboards. Others like to go paddle boarding. In the long run, it doesn’t matter how fit everyone else is just that you come down and get stuck in

  1. Am I going to be the most unfit?

Doesn’t matter. Our sessions don’t run in that way. The most important part is that you feel comfortable enough to push yourself to your own ability. The more we can support you in your journey the better you will get at whatever it is you want to get better at.

  1. Didn’t want to stand by myself and not have anyone to talk to

Our gang are a chatty bunch! The trainer will always make sure you have someone to speak to. More times than not you’ll find that this isn’t needed and the members will welcome you into the group with open arms

  1. Wasn’t sure what I was looking for when I got to the park. How would I know who Rebel are?

We have big Rebel PT flag! Always look for that..

  1. That it would be wet…

We can’t help much with this! We promise that you always feel better after a training session and sometimes the wetter it is the more rewarding it is. Just remember the hardest part is stepping out of the house!

New to exercise or not I guarantee that one or more of these may have crossed your mind before you started at Rebel. We get it! We have some great tips on stepping out your comfort zone recommended by our members written here.

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