Embrace your own silence. Hush the non-believers. 🤫 #silenceisgolden
🚫I don't jam in the gym🎧
Call me the odd one out, but I rarely listen to music in the gym. Honestly unless I'm doing cardio I'd rather take in all the noises and distractions around me... weird right? Well to me it's helped make friends and assist others looking for advice simply because I seem more approachable. I'd rather risk getting "out of the zone" for a few minutes helping someone out or meeting someone new than have people think that approaching me will be an inconvenience to my lift.
Today I was warming up my hips a little before my leg day and after I finished an older lady approached me and asked for some advice on loosening up. We had a quick discussion and I showed her a simple hip flexibility exercise using a resistance band and she absolutely loved it! She also mentioned that she used to run track and missed having the strength and flexibility in her hips and that the exercise I was doing seemed like it could really help.
Would she have approached me if I had in headphones? Maybe, but I like to think people feel more comfortable talking to someone who already seems open. I can get in and out of the zone without needing to blast music in my head with $165 Airpods or $265 Beats. Again, I'm different, and more of a social lifter, but I'm definitely happier and able to change more lives this way... even the lives of 60 year old women. 😁👵🏾