If you have struggled like me to find an exercise routine that you enjoy and keeps you motivated everyday, sign up with a yoga, pilates or other exercise studio that charges you if you don't come to your class. Many gyms or studios have online class sign ups and if you cancel less than 8-12 hours in advance, you have to pay a fee. Saving money is another reason to get up and go at 6am when hitting the snooze button could end your fitness streak!
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Try something out of your "comfort zone"404 Try a spin class, yoga, pilates, belly dancing etc..Exercise does not have to be horrible or boring. Some local gyms offer classes at no additional charge. Some park districts have classes for a small fee. Do something different and kill the boredom that occurs often in traditional exercise (treadmill, elipticals, stair climbing)..306
I belong to LA Fitness and they offer a great amount of classes to make up a different schedule every week. Its helping me change up my routine so that I never get tired of it. Also different instructors teach different classes ie no two spin classes are the same.
My local community college offers free credited classes to senior citizens, as long as a class is not filled. They don't even charge a registration fee. One can audit a class for no credit or opt to earn credit. As a bonus, one can get student discounts some places if you are enrolled & have an ID card. In my community, continuing education (non-credited) classes are not included in this free deal... (click title for more info)
... But it pays to ask because different areas do this differently. Some areas consider seniors to be 62+, others 65. A 70-yr-old woman in the last class I took was ready to earn a graphic-design degree & had not paid a cent in tuition, paid only for books and supplies.
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