This is what I call it when an individual is intimidated at the gym for fear of others judgement resulting in workouts not reaching ones capability. For some, the hardest part of working out is not the cardio, the leg presses or even the spin classes -- it's walking into the gym. One of the biggest causes of gym intimidation is the mistaken belief that everyone there is already in shape. The truth is, no one's perfect. And everyone is at the gym for the same reason...to improve. It reminds me of the movie, "He's Not That Into You." Once you grasp the idea that each person is there for themselves and no one is really paying attention to your workout, you may find yourself completely at home in the gym one day and wonder what all the anxiety was about!