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2/7/11 12:18 P

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I just started in January. Starting to feel some benefits. I try to go 3 - 4 times a week.

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2/6/11 7:08 P

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Curious why Curves doesn't count as a gym? Or are you trying to say women are intimidated by gyms or something?

I don't go to a gym because it's too expensive and I have a young child and I work full-time and it just doesn't work with my schedule.

I do exercise DVD's at home while my daughter is in bed sleeping. On weekends I go for walks outdoors, and once it starts staying light past 6:00 I'll go walking after work.

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2/5/11 8:57 P

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No. I do the wii fit.

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1/20/11 10:17 P

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I have been a member at Gold's for a little over six months. I can say the only thing that kept me from joining before was money! We just didn't have it. Ok, so we still don't but I make it a priority.

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SBLACKWELL93's Photo SBLACKWELL93 SparkPoints: (12,046)
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1/20/11 1:20 P

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At this point i can't afford to go to the gym. I have an income getting ready to come in and i am hoping to take some of it each month to start me a membership somewhere. Right now i do videos on netflix or just dance around the house.

Hi I am Stephanie. Nice to meet ya.


It only takes making that first step and then your on the journey of your life.


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1/20/11 11:20 A

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I would have said....no way...but I have a change of heart now.

My workout week is basically Power 90 (original) in the morning, and the gym during lunch. I rotate strength and cardio each day, starting on Monday with Sculpt 1-2. The gym is a combination of upper body workouts with free weights and abs, on the strength days. On the cardio days I will hit the lower body for a quick warm-up and then the elliptical is my home for the remainder.

This may seem like a lot, but I actually have found the gym part something I look forward to each day. I would have never even wanted to walk into a gym, but I found the answer....find someone that enjoys it and workout with them! It makes all the difference!

Down 12lbs, 2 inch in 2 weeks! Pounds will eventually go, but inches are my goal! Woot Woot!

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1/20/11 9:05 A

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No I don't go to a gym
Yes would've np going to a gym. but money is tight, and my P90X workouts kick going to a gym in the butt


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1/20/11 8:07 A

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Yes I go to the gym perfect fit 24/7 & I do bootcamp classes there 3 days a week I love it, its small & cozy open 24 hrs a day (members have key cards that unlock the door) & I pay for a year in advance with my tax return so I can't use the excuse that I can't afford it monthly but if I didn't they don't require contracts swo u can pay only for the months you go.

I don't mind going now but when I first started I would only go with my workout buddy, now I've been going long enough that I know no one will judge me

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1/19/11 4:29 P

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I go to the gym on days where it rains here. Otherwise, I walk outside. I'll have to start going 2 to 3 times a week when I start strength training, but that will be a couple more months. We have a small gym in our little military community. I go to the gym when I need to, but I feel uncomfortable when I'm there. I worry a lot about what the "fit" people think of me.

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1/19/11 2:25 P

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#1no i dont just because i dont have the extra $.
#2yes i have done it before and i never felt like anyone cared that i was overweight.
#3 N/A
i do however walk 15 min @ lunch weather permits, and 55 min. taebo at home 5 times a week. emoticon

Edited by: CARISAL at: 1/19/2011 (14:33)
My mother always told us,"there is a solution to EVERYTHING this life can take you to, except death".So, this is my strength to face anything that comes my way.


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1/19/11 11:34 A

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1. Do you regularly go to a gym facility (NOT CURVES type,but like Golds or 24 hour fitness)

Yes, I've always belonged to gyms and never had a problem going (even when I was the only female working out in the weight room with only males).

2. If you don't, would you be comfortable going to one?

If I didn't currently, I would feel comfortable yes. The times I haven't belonged have usually coincided with moving to a new area.

3. If you arent comfortable then why?

This isn't really applicable, however throughout my gym "career" I've been a spin instructor, over and under weight (currently way over) and have never paid attention to those who go there just to hit on men/women. As an overweight woman, if you're not comfortable interacting with those around you, then don't. People at the gym are there to concentrate on themselves and shouldn't pay you any attention, and if they do, they're really insecure about themselves.

"The woods are lovely dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep." - Robert Frost
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1/19/11 11:32 A

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I don't go to the gym right now. I do Leslie Sansone's and Bob Harper's walk at home dvds.

Mostly I don't go because of time restraints. I have two young kids at home that are mine. I also baby sit another one all day. After 3:00 my big kids are home and then dinner, driving to/pick up from practices, etc.

I really don't think at this point I would feel comfortable going to our local gyms though. I am very out of shape and I want to be focused on getting my exercise in and not being uncomfortable because things jiggle too much. But that's my hang up. My husband goes 3 or 4 times a week so I'm sure in the future I may start going. I thought about a trial membership once summer gets here.

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1/19/11 9:48 A

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No, I do not go to a gym currently. I exercise at home to videos.

Just no time and extra funds to go to any type of gym, even the cheapest ones. I do love going to classes and will start up again when the cash flow gets a little better.

~Lorie~

You can live your life in two ways, one as though nothing is a miracle and the other way, as though everything is a miracle! Einstein


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1/18/11 11:30 P

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I live at the gym! emoticon Ok, maybe I don't live there, but do get there 4-5 days a week.



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1/18/11 5:41 P

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I do leslie sansone big burn. Just started it up again today. Wow kicked my butt. When weather ok walk outside ,treadmill with great tunes, and strength toning exercise too...

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1/18/11 4:38 P

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I suppose I do. I go to the YMCA. I also do a lot of work with my Wii, Treadmill and weights at home.

~Jodi~


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* Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I'm possible!" *


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1/18/11 4:21 P

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1.I want to know how many of you currently go to a gym facility - Yes, I do- L.A. Fitness
and I guess the other 2 questions don't apply then emoticon

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1/18/11 4:14 P

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Hi! My name is Faye and I joined SP a couple of weeks ago. I am doing a research assignment for school and need some input. If any of you want to give me input, I would appreciate it greatly!

1. Do you regularly go to a gym facility (NOT CURVES type,but like Golds or 24 hour fitness)

2. If you don't, would you be comfortable going to one?

3. If you arent comfortable then why?

Thanks for helping me out!

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