Importance of Gym Mirrors in Your Belief about Your Improvement in the Gym

So many people think that the gym mirrors are nothing more than pure fantasy and that all mirrors are the same, but the raw reality is that the vast majority are tricked and you are not as you see yourself in them. The main cause for many gyms to trick their mirrors is that when we look at ourselves, we see ourselves as we want to see ourselves, nothing to do with what we see in the mirrors at home that are not usually truncated, and so to go to it more often, thinking that we are getting better as we want.

If from the first moment you enter the gym and you look at the gym mirrors in front, this is done not to see how well you feel wearing the gym clothes or if you are well-groomed, but it is done to as a technique so that you see you have been improving since you have stepped into that gym, and you are sure to go day in and day out.

If, on the contrary, you enter the gym for the first time and when you look at yourself in the gym mirrors, you see that you are worse than what you thought, and it is possible that you think that your solution is not overweight and you may decide to leave at that moment dropping the idea of getting in shape.

While there are different stereotypes of people in different rooms, it is normal for all the gym mirrors to behave in a different way depending on the people who look in the gym mirrors that room has.

You will have seen on more than one occasion that you all look better in the gym mirrors than in others, almost everyone has in their house or in their parents or that of a friend who looks great, but the vast majority of sometimes we see ourselves better, not because the mirror is tricked with that intention, but it depends on how the light in the mirror affects.

The light is very important because the shadows that are created in our body depending on how it affects the mirror makes us look much slimmer, more defined, with more volume, with very marked abs, or otherwise fat, small and without definition.

In gymnasiums, although it seems that it can be done at random, they take into account the lights and how they affect the gym mirrors in order that the shadows that are created in our muscles do not have a negative effect on the eyes but be as defined and toned as possible.

Placing mirrors in the place where people take gym classes needs to be reconsidered if it is intended to attract a new audience, according to the American Psychological Association journal Health Psychology. Studies conducted at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where middle-aged and sedentary women answered a questionnaire about how they felt about their bodies looked, how safe they felt in their ability to pedal on stationary bikes, and how they were in their mood and most admitted to being calm or exhausted. They exercised on bikes twice for 20 minutes at moderate intensity for one week.

In one of the studies, they trained in halls where there were fitness area mirrors and in the other the mirrors were covered by the curtains. After completing each of the study, they answered the same questions that had been asked previously. When they exercised in the room where they could be observed through the fitness area mirrors, the mood did not present the same improvement that happened when they practiced the exercises in the rooms where the mirrors were covered, the studies showed. For example, the rooms with mirrors made these women feel less calm and more fatigued than before. According to researchers, these women were not out of weight and even women who had a good image regarding their body felt worse after exercising in front of the mirrors.

Although the study was not directed at men, the researchers assert that they should present similar, less intense reactions, as they tend to have a less severe critical sense than women. The results indicate that fitness clubs and gyms should begin to check their decoration. If exercise makes sedentary women feel worse than they felt before starting physical activities, it will be much more difficult to persuade them to stay regularly in the activity. In case of some women, they felt encouraged when they saw themselves improvement in their shape in the fitness area mirrors. In short, it is up to you how you perceive your self-image when you look at yourself in fitness area mirrors.