Friday, October 28, 2011
Iíve been a long time YMCA member that switched this summer to Planet Fitness. The YMCA has Precore equipment. I was normally doing 1 hour workouts on the elliptical cross trainer.
Well two months ago, I said adios to Precore and hola to Life Fitness equipment. You see the budget is darn tight. Daughter #1 is in college and daughter #2 is around the corner. Not only am I working on getting myself fit (Fit by 50!), Iím working on getting my familyís budget fit. PF saves me some money.
I had so much anxiety over the switch. Itís scary switching equipment when you have back issues. Even a slight workout change can impact my lower back.
The first day at PF, I tried their Life Fitness elliptical cross trainer. Shut the front door! I could barely make 10 minutes. I look like an insane person that day cussing at the equipment and continuously hitting the level button that didnít budge from level 1. I was using the cardio setting and inputted my correct age and weight, yet I could only do 10 minutes. Later that week, I felt better after my husband told me he could only do 15 minutes. SighÖ I wanted my Precore back.
I had no choice but to switch it up. Since I could only do 10 minutes, I started walking the treadmill. As days went on, I continued my battle with that elliptical.
After two months at PF, Iím happy to say that I won the fight. I finally hit my 1 hour mark. The even better news is that I no longer get numbness in my feet when using the cross trainer. I always had some level of foot numbness using Precore.
Change is good.