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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I have belonged to the same gym my entire weight loss journey ( 1 year). I became very close to the staff and other members. That is why it broke my heart when they announced they would no longer offer childcare! So my membership there is over and for 2 weeks I have been evaluating other gyms and NONE of them are to my liking :( Either the staff and members are rude, or the classes offered arent challenging. I dont know what to do? I have considered ordering Jillians Body Revolution or Insanity and sticking to my running routine, but then I fear I will lose muscle because I dont own any heavy weights or kettlebells that I usually work with
at the gym. Has anyone else quit the gym and worked out at home with success? I still need to lose 25 more pounds before I reach goal. Does anyone know if you can buy a body fat calculator like the ones the gym has (where you squeeze the handles?) Any thoughts/opinions would be greatly appreciated!
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    The same thing happened to me recently - the all women's small gym I worked out at closed down and I didn't like any of the gyms around the area - and there were a lot! I tried the YMCA, but didn't like the classes they offered or the instructors (and I went to more than 3 YMCAs in the area). Now I'm part of the park district gym. It's not really the same as my small gym where everyone knew my name. I miss the intimacy a lot, but it's not horrible. I know you said you tried a lot of gyms around the area - do you guys have park district gyms or YMCAs that you can try?
    1530 days ago
    If it's in the budget you can also hire a trainer for once per week or every two weeks to come to your house and train you. That should help with keeping going at home.
    1680 days ago
    I have to have a gym with child care...How rude.
    I do have some free weights that I use occasionally at home. I am sure there are some strength training dvds out there
    1690 days ago
    Thanks for the input guys, I really do believe Im just going to order Insanity and start buying other fitness stuff as I can afford it (kettlebells,stability ball etc.) I will continue to let everyone know how this journey goes, thanks again! emoticon
    1717 days ago
  • 81MSMITH1
    I started at the gym and lost 20 lbs. and then I relocated and could no longer go to the gym. I ordered Insanity and in less time then I spent going to the gym, I lost 50 lbs. Even without heavy weights you still can still do plyometrics. Believe me, they work.

    You can always give working out at home a try for a few weeks or months and see how it goes and rejoin the gym if you want to.
    1717 days ago
    Can you trade childcare with a friend who also wants to work out? Or perhaps hire a sitter between you so you could both work out? Could you get the names of the sitter(s) from the gym? Then you could go to the gym or work out on your own. You also might want to see if there is a tot drop in town where you could take your child (ren). See if the local churches or park and rec offer it. Perhaps there is a neighbor who wouldn't mind playing with your child while you worked out in exchange for something you could do for her. I worked out consistently on my own when I had little ones and had a rower and an indoor exercise cycle in my home. Also a step and great videos from Collage Videos. When they were a bit older, one rode his bike while I walked with the other in a stroller. Kept me sane and in shape. One thing for sure, being flexible, determined and being able to problem-solve helps when you have others to care for. Good luck!!
    1717 days ago
    ive lost ALL my weight working out at home--130 pounds.
    dvds from the library or cheap ones on ebay/amazon/walmart/target...
    ttlebells and weights... a little expensive but usually in budget for most.
    resistance bands, stability balls, bosu ball.. excepting the bosu ball, the others are also relatively inexpensive.
    i know you can do it.
    1717 days ago
  • MM165592
    You can definitely workout at home and still lose weight. There are stores such as Target which have kettleballs and handweights. Just makes sure to switch up your routine.
    1717 days ago
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