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4/9/13 11:42 P

No, prefer to work out at home

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4/9/13 10:31 P

When I started my get healthy trip, I knew it had to be as easy to maintain as possible, so a gym membership was comes and goes and I didn't want to rely on something that could disappear. Also, I've become a runner and value the opportunity to train outside (CT or run) in all types of weather because you never know what race day will look like! :)

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4/9/13 6:14 P

Only when weather is bad

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4/9/13 6:09 P

no i have a herniated spinal disc :( miss lifting though

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4/9/13 5:43 P


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4/9/13 4:16 P

no, I save time and work out at home

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4/9/13 4:14 P


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4/9/13 3:32 P


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4/9/13 1:53 P


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4/9/13 1:47 P


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4/9/13 1:46 P

Yes, my job site has one the employees can use. So I go almost everyday.

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4/8/13 4:24 P

Yes, almost everyday. I like the variety there and having so many people around me unconsciously keeps me from giving up when it gets tough.

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4/8/13 3:31 P


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4/8/13 2:04 P

I work out at home with my own equipment. That allows me extra time for exercise. I used to spend 20 min to and 20 min from the gym unless there was a traffic jam,, time packing, changing, get the machine which was almost impossible after work and the stress of dealing with people

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4/8/13 1:38 P

I go 3 days a week. Love it!!

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4/8/13 12:46 P

got over my fear of it and went. Best decision I've made in a while ^_^

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4/8/13 11:24 A

Yes, I go. I take classes and do my running/ST there.

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4/8/13 10:41 A


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4/8/13 10:01 A

I joined the gym during the winter months. I left for work in the dark and returned in the dark and lacked the motivation to exercise. It did not take long before I was super motivated and now I usually just go to the gym once or twice a week.

I prefer to strength train at the gym. I like the variety of equipment and the space. I will ST at home in a pince, but I prefer the gym.

I prefer running outdoors as my cardio so I rarely do cardio in the gym.

I'm contemplating doing a few classes at the gym.

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4/8/13 9:40 A

Too many distractions when working out at home. Planet Fitness is a great gym, no frills and truly people of all sizes go there. I still don't love the gym, but I do like it.

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4/8/13 4:00 A

Yes. I do yoga, pilates swimming and aqua fit.

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4/8/13 3:53 A


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4/7/13 8:41 P

Yes, I like the machines and the focus there. I also like to swim with my bad knees. I also workout at home when I can't get there.

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4/7/13 7:51 P


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4/7/13 5:44 P

In high school we had P.E. in the gym or outside
In college I taught Red Cross Swim lessons at the YMCA and also used the gym at the college.
I married and moved to a community with no gym except at the school which was open on Saturdays and Sundays for public use - and I used it.
But I also go outside as much as possible- gardening, walking/hiking/jogging, biking and swimming outside in lakes, ponds, and the ocean in summer

In 1990, our community built a private fitness club. It was too expensive to join then, but in 1992, I traded teaching swimming and lifeguard lessons for use. In 1996, I went to paying dues once a month.

Since being involved in that fitness club over 20 years, I have learned to lift weights, improved my swimming, started taking Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, went back to Racketball, and started Zumba.

If there is any way you can get into a gym, I highly recommend it. The classes and masters swimming have been great for me.

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4/7/13 5:27 P


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4/7/13 12:16 P

yes I go to the ymca I do zumba 3 times a week then I work out in the gym 3 days a week plus all the work I do at my house

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4/7/13 11:51 A

Yes, I go to LA Fitness. I like it because I can go to any location. I got to spin class at one club with one group of friends, and I do my regular ST and cardio at another club with other friends. I go anywhere from 4-7 days/week.

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4/7/13 11:06 A

yes, it easier and motivating for me to workout at gym than from home

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4/7/13 12:27 A


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4/7/13 12:02 A

I am a member of Planet Fitness! I'm not a big class person so Planet Fitness is perfect for me!

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4/6/13 11:57 P

I workout at home

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4/6/13 11:44 P

Yes - It is where I do my most successful strength training! (I don't have space, equipment, or lack of interruptions at home.) -- It is also most useful in our rainy weather (usually @ 8 months of the year!).

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4/6/13 11:12 P

My apartment complex has a gym that I use if the weather is bad, but I prefer to do weights in my living room and walk outside if at all possible

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4/6/13 10:38 P

Yes, I have been a member for 2 years and I go 5 times a week. 2 hour long boxing classes and 3 weights sessions per week.

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4/6/13 8:57 P

Now I do! I joined one on Tuesday.

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4/6/13 8:40 P

Yes, several days a week.

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4/6/13 7:22 P

no. I work out at home

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4/6/13 6:58 P

No, and I don't really care to. I tried it, just not my thing. Especially If I want to do my own schedule of what I will do.

Plus I have my own exercise bike, steps, balls, weights and my own bowflex and I can turn up the music as loud as I want.

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4/6/13 6:57 P

I joined Planet Fitness in January and I love it.

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4/6/13 6:24 P


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4/6/13 5:51 P

yes I signed up for classes at the gym. love power weight lifting and spin bike class.

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4/6/13 5:49 P

I go to the gym at my school.

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4/6/13 5:46 P

I joined planet fitness on Thursday. Love it already!

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4/6/13 4:12 P

Sometimes. I personally decided that working out shouldn't be a chore, but something fun and I didn't find gyms to be all-that-fun. My workouts are things that I enjoy, such as swimming, riding horses, dancing, etc. I even find walking outdoors to be fun.

However I will go to the gym if, for some reason, I'm not participating in my activities (such as due to a holiday break, or the end of the season).

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4/6/13 4:02 P

Yep, been with Planet Fitness for a few years now.

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4/6/13 3:20 P

I do, since the one at my school is free. I really like having access to all of the equipment. Plus, with it being inside, I don't have to deal with the weather. I'm worried for this summer when I may have to start running outside...

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4/6/13 3:03 P

Yep, I have for over 20 years

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4/6/13 1:35 P

I can't afford a gym membership so. I just exercise at my apartment.

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4/6/13 12:13 P

I joined Planet Fitness yesterday, and will be going for my first workout this afternoon. So excited about this.

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