Okay, not really, although I'm pretty sure she suggested that idea. What we actually did was start with baby steps: First, she would touch the treadmill when she came in. When she was comfortable with that, she agreed to stand on the treadmill (providing it was unplugged). It wasn't long before she allowed me to turn the treadmill on while she was standing on it and we felt like throwing a parade the day she actually walked on it.
Fear of the treadmill may not be the most common experience, but exercise fear is very common, whether you're afraid of injury, making a fool of yourself, failure or whether you're afraid to start exercising at all.
So, what are your exercise fears and how do you overcome them? I'd like to hear from you.
Leave a comment and tell me about your experiences and how fear has affected your exercise life.
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