Another option is to enroll in a class or two at your local community center run by Portland Parks and Rec. I do TaeKwonDo two days a week with my kids and it is really fun. They also have regular adult exercise classes available and it is less expensive than joining a gym. www.portlandonline.com/parks/index.c fm ?c=38277
Hi Nancy, I have been a member since May but I have now had a lot of time to post or even respond. I love to be outside all year I love the cold I just put on layers and shed a layer as I get moving. I love to bike and still do. When it is slick from Ice I some times walk in the malls it is a different scenery. I prefer to still be out side though. Most malls have a walking program and some like Clackamas even help keep track of your mileage with their check in's at the customer service desk. I have not been to the mall since the weather was really bad last year so you may want to check first. Welcome and always have fun at what you do. I just bought the DVD Core Rythems. It combines Latin dancing with Cardio. I love to dance and I have always wanted to Latin dance I am excited to get started with it but only on the cold yukie days I can not go out. I believe what ever it is you do you should be having a lot of fun.
Baby steps is the way I am going to accomplish my goals.
Hi there and welcome! And you brought up exactly what our October challenge is! Ways to still exercise now that the weather is awful. I personally belong to a gym because then I know that I have no excuses not to work out!
If I didn't live in an apartment with a downstairs neighbor, I'd probably utilize more of my fitness DVDs too!
MUSCLE DOES NOT WEIGH MORE THAN FAT 5 lbs = 5 lbs
5 lbs of muscle simply takes up less space than 5 lbs of fat!
If nothing tasted as good as being thin felt, no one would ever get fat!
Hi. I'm Nancy and I'm happy there are so many Portland people here! I just joined SP a couple of weeks ago and I love it.
Question for you all: Now that the weather is getting a bit colder, I'm wondering if most of you stop going walking and biking or if you keep at it. I would rather be outside than go to a gym but I have a hard time motivating myself when it's cold and wet out.
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