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1/22/11 7:26 P

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I agree with the convenience of working out either at home or jogging between jobs or my cycling commute. Weaving my workout into my day seems to be the only way I can find time for working out.

I keep saying I have to retire before I'll have time to do a fitness center justice...lol!

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1/22/11 7:11 P

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I've read somewhere that if people have equipment at home.. they are more apt to use it than a gym membership.. SO i guess that means i need to put in a lap pool....lol....

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1/22/11 6:51 P

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Sometimes even free isn't quite the right price - I sit about 75 ft. from the free onsite gym at my work - but I have NO time while I'm there to use it, and want to get home to my family ASAP (I did use the gym before DD was born, but haven't managed to fit it in since...)

At home, I have my trusty treadmill, and I'm on that thing almost every day. In gorgeous weather (the definition of which is variable - I'd settle for "over 20" right now LOL!), I'll take my walk/jog outside instead. Home exercise just fits my lifestyle better right now - maybe I'll hit the gym again when DD is in more activities & doesn't need me at home so much, but it's not for me now even though it's so close & free...

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1/12/11 11:38 A

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i agree! :)

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1/10/11 3:18 P

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All in the family...!

THAT'S the spirit! :-)

Don

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1/10/11 1:37 P

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Nice article Don! We've made room in the dryer 1/2 of the basement for my "workout" room so to speak..... we also have a tv down there so now i can do kickboxing without kicking kids or furniture.. and i've slowly built up getting the weights and other various exercise equipment by scouring craigslist or buying them as goal rewards.. SO now there are NO excuses to NOT use them.. Everyone, even my 4 year old.. uses something down there.

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1/10/11 10:22 A

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Cool! There are a lot of neat ideas in that link. Stuf I hadn't thought of before.

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1/10/11 10:00 A

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Here's a nice reminder of low-cost ways to get fit and stay fit:

Build the Perfect Home Gym

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"The beginning of the year is a great time to muzzle some of the most common excuses for not working out—"I'm so busy!" "The weather is so bad!" How? By investing in home exercise gear. In one study, people with home gyms were 73% more likely to be active than those without one. Don't worry about knocking down walls, either—you need only one tool to get your heart rate up for a cardio workout and some strength equipment to firm up. We have pinpointed the best options for your budget, along with some extras to help you meet your workout goals."

Don

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