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looking for a gym buddy

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Think I'll inquire at the gym about getting paired up with another member for the month of September and see if I can be more consistent in my exercise. If that's not possible, I'll plan to go to daily classes at least 3 times a week. What I really want is
1) to do more strength training
2) to not focus on the scale ... but to see improvements there as a result of consistent effort
3) to establish a routine and see changes with a partner that will keep me motivated.

Sometimes the journal and measurements are not enough. Having a buddy will get me to the gym because it will keep me accountable and add that social aspect I crave.

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    That is good idea, having someone to work out with. I have a phobia for gym so on gym membership for me. I have had walking buddies and it makes the workout enjoyable and easy. Just meeting someone to work out is a great boost in itself and you do not want to let them down. Good luck and I know you will do it.
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    2371 days ago
  • KARENA228
    I'm going to see if I can ask them at my gym too. They'll try to sell me a "personal training package" but I will push past that. Thanks for the idea.
    2372 days ago
    I agree with you having someone there with you really helps. I have my sister in Maryland and my daughter in Hawaii. We are all doing the gym thing and we talk about it as much as possible and that helps. I have my trainer at my gym. I took a friend on mine on Wednesday and Thursday on a 5 days Free Pass, and that felt very good.

    2372 days ago
    Wishing you luck on finding a buddy, I agree that it is easier when you have someone pushing and keeping you company
    2372 days ago
  • STRINGI719
    I finally went to my very first group fitness class on Friday morning, and I regret not having gone sooner! I was so intimidated for so long, thinking I'd be the least fit and not be able to keep up, but it was awesome! And if you find a class you like you will probably find some people you like, too, and look forward to seeing them each time!
    2372 days ago
    Do you want an actual gym buddy or is a virtual one good as well?

    2372 days ago
    I can relate and agree with everything that you have said. Personally, I feel a gym buddy would help me not feel so intimidated at the gym. I am going to seriously seek a gym/exercise buddy. You have inspired me!
    2373 days ago
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