Thursday, January 31, 2013
Yep you heard me, after 22 years and one short visit when doing work experience at getting to try the hospital gym, I've never actually been to a gym.
So today was the first time. I was off to a bad start noticing that my padlock would not fit in the lock at the gym meaning I had to carry all my things around.
I went on one of the bikes and did 5km which took about 15 minutes. I got on to the treadmill which for some reason was not turned towards the window but with an overlook of the room. I did 3 km on it but couldn't finish it quickly. I left the gym not particularly feeling like joining the gym ( I've got a week free to try it). I have signed up for two classes this weekend, a spinning class on Saturday and a zumba class on Sunday. I'm mostly looking forward to the zumba class. I did a video on Youtube but I didn't find it particularly fun to do. If I like the classes then I might sign up and get a card for this term.
I'm really unsure though. Running outside is 100x better than on a treadmill. I think I need that environmental effect that you get from being outdoors. To actually see your goal instead of the treadmill telling you. Unfortunately it's too cold outside and often too dark.
One positive thing is that I never felt bothered about the other people. I put my headphones on and ignored what was happening around me.
The other positive thing is that if I go there then I will actually exercise, something that might not always happen otherwise.
Any pros for gym are welcome, they might make up my mind.