Overcome your anxiety about joining a club or group

Overcome your anxiety about joining a club or group

Joining a club or group can be a great way to meet new people and get active.

A few tips to help you overcome that anxiety:

Being part of a group has many benefits and studies have shown you’re more likely to continue something as part of a group than when doing it alone. Talk to someone who’s already a member. Find out what they like about the club or group, and what made them decide to join. This can help you get a better sense of what to expect.

  • Think about why you want to join. What are your goals? Do you want to make new friends, get fit, or learn new skills? Keep these things in mind when you’re feeling anxious about joining, as they can help you stay motivated.
  • Talk to the group leader or organiser. They can answer any questions you have and make sure you feel comfortable joining.
  • Take it one step at a time. If the thought of joining a club or group is overwhelming, start by attending just one meeting or event. This can help you ease into things and see if it’s really for you.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re finding it difficult to overcome your anxiety, talk to a friend or family member. Sharing your worries with them will more often than not help you deal with your anxiety about joining the group.
  • Set a small goal for yourself, such as attending just one meeting or event. Once you’ve achieved that goal, you’ll likely feel more confident about continuing with the club or group.

Most importantly, remember that everyone was new at some point. Everyone in the group was once in your shoes and will have felt the same things you’re feeling now, so don’t be afraid to ask questions or take your time getting adjusted.


New project launches to test new ways to tackle low levels of physical activity

New pilot project with 4 counties launches to test new...

Why it’s vital to transform the way we work

A Movement to Change the Way We Think About Workwear

Welcome to Active Soles, a movement that aims to revolutionise...

Our new vision launches

Wrexham Tennis shaking hands

Getting the Whole Family More Active

If you want your children to be active, you need...
Child cycling

How to Find the Right Activity for You and Your Family

With so many different activities out there, it can be...
A group of mothers with their young children in a children's swimming with a coach.

Everyone can be active

Being active and exercising are not the same thing....
Wyddfa Eryri

The Importance of Being Active

Why does it matter? Let's take a closer look....