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Learn to Love Going to the Gym

No More Excuses!

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  • BMARCOS4
    I love going to the gym, however it wasn't always this way. It took me several months of maintaining my routine to get into this habit. It isn't as much about loving the actual workout as it is loving how I feel afterward and look.

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    -offering/going t - 12/4/2014 3:15:17 PM
  • EMERALDISLES
    I enjoy having the variety of the gym. I can swim laps, do water jogging, take different aqua fitness classes, do other cardio and strength classes, can do weights and plenty of cardio machines. I love exercising outdoors as well( running, walking, hiking, rollerblading, etc). Variety is good. I also like jumping rope and using workout dvds. - 11/18/2014 11:32:33 PM
  • I just saw that someone referred to a gym being filled with "triathlete types." What does that mean? I am not slender - I'm 5'6" and I weigh 175 pounds. I doubt people looking at me would guess I'm an athlete. There are plenty of people who do triathlons who are do not have single-digit body fat percentages. - 11/12/2014 8:05:40 PM
  • Thanks for this article!

    I never saw much of a reason to pay a gym membership - I really prefer exercising outdoors. But I switched to triathlon, and I needed access to a pool. I've been a member a little over a year, and I believe it's worth it.

    While I cannot walk to my gym, it's about mid-way between my home and office. Even better, it's across the street from a courthouse where most of my hearings are. I can get in a short swim at lunch, or a long swim prior to my docket once a week. And when I'm commuting by bike, I can ride to the gym, do my strength training, and then ride home.

    I'm consistently pleased by the niceness of the people at the gym. We have all body types and fitness levels. I've never seen any fat-shaming or sideways glances. The employees are always polite and encouraging. And the spin classes - something I thought I'd never do - made me a better cyclist.

    It's pricey, but I love my gym! - 11/12/2014 8:00:36 PM
  • MICHELLE40505
    I joined Planet Fitness last week, and it seems a lot less stressful than 24hr Fitness. Though not sure if i'll be motivated enough to get results. Any suggestion? - 9/4/2014 12:41:41 PM
  • My preference is definitely to get outside. But if the weather is just too bad to do that, I go to the gym. I also go to the gym for my strength training because I would never do it on my own - so I go to a class twice a week, and for step aerobics, simply because I love it! - 5/14/2014 8:22:09 PM
  • I miss my gym! Not able to go as have to stay with DH and grandkids.

    I use my treadmill, wii, dance tapes and spark tapes to get workout in.

    - 3/6/2014 7:19:37 PM
  • Right now I am not apart of a gym because I am on a budget and will be moving soon. But I did learn in the past it has to be close to home. I know I am too lazy to go out of my way. I also learned that it has to be fun to me and not feel like a work out. I liked the tips given here. I would also like to add for the sake of my mom. She needs a buddy. She meets up with a friend to work out with 2-3 days a week. With this buddy she is more likely to go to the gym :-) - 2/11/2014 11:29:23 AM
  • I love working out outside too, but in Chicago, one must have another alternative on days like this when it is 37 deg below freezing. And then there are super rainy days and summer days occasionally in the high 90s or even 100+ deg F. Consistency is key! - 12/28/2013 11:00:40 AM
  • AMEN! I love the gym! I have been going to a good one less than 2 miles away for 13+ yrs. It is my main form of entertainment and I love the variety: swimming, yoga, pilates (mat and machine-based options), weights, Kinesis, PowerPlex, every cardio machine, dance classes, aerobics, massage, martial arts, boxing, tennis, track, kettlebells, etc.! It is worth every penny. People who can't "afford" such a nice gym frequently have cable-internet packages that cost nearly as much, or large budgets for fast food and restaurants, so it is really about priorities. We are not rich, but the gym is a priority! - 12/28/2013 10:57:01 AM
  • I gym in walking distance! I have to get in the car and drive to get to any. I still find, after 5 years, that exercise is not fun for me. I do some because I must. Most days I don't. I do Curves when I can but as I said it is a drive and winter weather can curtail the session. Sometimes when I see the comments I envy you who love it. I don't even like walking. - 10/5/2013 8:28:23 AM
  • #9 is the best part! Me and the kids can go together, they get to run and play with kids their age and I get to work out and be around adults!!then when I'm done I just pick them up. We're all in the sane building! - 8/30/2013 9:03:50 PM
  • A big advantage of the gym for me was the social enrichment aspect. I remember the first time I ever ran three miles on the treadmill years ago. A woman who had been there and seen me work out for several weeks happened to pass by while I was completing this big milestone, and noted the stats. After I was done, she was waiting for me. She gave me a big high-five and a hearty congratulations. It really added a little extra something to the achievement! - 8/28/2013 12:23:55 PM
  • BLUEBUNNY75
    You've inspired me to go back to they gym after a long hiatus. Thank you. - 8/28/2013 9:09:56 AM
  • I love going to the gym to workout. I love meeting other peoples as well who is going for good health. - 7/15/2013 1:23:13 PM

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