For gym beginners who are feeling self-conscious or nervous:

-Don’t go at it alone; do it with someone. Start your journey together or simply workout with a friend who’s already comfortable at the gym.

-Seek help from personal trainers; you can ask them about the machines and different workouts, or have a couple of one-on-one sessions and build a fitness plan for yourself.

-Remember that everyone was a beginner at one point. Everyone knows how it feels to come to the gym for the first time. People remember their own feelings and will respect your dedication rather than judge you.