Sunday, December 02, 2012
I am very happy to belong to a gym that is within walking distance of home again!
On Monday night I took a class called "Boot Camp." I was running a little late from work (crazzzzzzy week at work) and barely made it in time, so I didn't really have my pick of dumbbell weights. I think the weights I was using were a little too light for the most part. I liked the class overall, though not as much as Body Pump - it seemed way easier.
On Tuesday night I took a class called "Zumba 'N Sculpt" which was a half hour of Zumba and then a half hour of strength training. This class seemed too easy for me! I was sort of adding a few extra hops and things to my dance moves to try to get my heart rate up a little. It was probably the first time I had a fitness instructor who seemed to be less fit than me. The strength training was light, but that was OK because I'd done three days in a row of classes that had a strength component.
I haven't taken any classes since Tuesday, but I've been using the machines. I really enjoy the strength training machines at my Y - they're really new, and they rock back and forth as you use them - took a little getting used to, but they're fun, and they even have cup holders! I also love that each cardio machine has its own TV - makes the time fly by. There's one machine that is unlike anything I've seen before - sort of mimics roller blading - I enjoy it.
I really like how much people take care of the equipment at the Y. Things are always in the right place, and people clean off all the machines after they use them. This is a very pleasant change from my last gym, Work Out World.
Also, since this is a city gym I'm often the minory as a white person there. That's fine, just something I'm not used to. In my Zumba 'N Sculpt class, for example, there was only one other white person in the whole class, and she was sort of crazy (you know the type - the one who hoots and hollers out of excitement throughout the class! Haha.)
My complaints about the Y so far are very minor - one is that everyone seems to ignore the sign on the locker room door that says that the locker room is for 18+ only and families should use the family changing room or the youth locker rooms. I don't really care if there are kids in the locker room, but it's a little annoying that there are signs all over the place that it's not allowed and people ignore them. My other complaint isn't really even a complaint but more of a fear - this Y is really small and so far there hasn't been a problem, but I'm worried about it being overcrowded in January when the New Years Resolutioners come out. But then again I guess that would be a problem even in a bigger gym. At least at the Y there are so many options for things to do that if something is taken or a class is full, I can just do something else instead.
Anyway, overall I am very happy with the Y so far! Best part is, my hubby is paying our couples membership (which, at $51/month and no joining fee) really isn't bad! (He wants us to switch to a family cell phone plan and for me to pay that in exchange, but that hasn't happened yet.)
Happy December everyone!