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07SOJO Posts: 1,652
2/26/13 12:26 P

I didn't go to the gym for years because I didn't want people to see how fat I was and then I figured out, people could see I was fat no matter where I was! Duhhhhh! Good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone. emoticon

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2/26/13 11:53 A

I know it's tough to believe this, but 99.9% of the people at the gym are too concerned with themselves (and what others think of THEM) to notice anybody else. Once you get away from high school and college, the 'mean clique' that likes to judge everybody isn't as common.

there is an HIIT class I've been wanting to check out since they started offering it in Jan. The only time is 4:30. I work until 5. MLK day I was hoping to be able to go, but the YMCA was closed.

so President's Day I make the trip into town to go to the 4:30 class. And it was too crowded.

The instructor told me she'd be adding a 6 AM class in March, so maybe I can drag myself out of the house 2 1/2 hours earlier than I usually leave.

SUPER-MOM_ Posts: 61
2/26/13 11:21 A

So - I've been TERRIFIED to do "group" fitness.
I'm mushy, I jiggle, and not so fit.

Last week - I just went to a spinning place - checked it out - asked some questions and left. But the people there were super nice, told me that you ride in the dark, and gave me a FREE pass to come back.

So - no excuses - I dropped the kids off at school and headed on in.
They handed me shoes, a towel and bottle of water. They helped me set up my bike.
I told the instructor that my goal was to make it through the whole ride at my own pace.
I followed the Torq suggestions, but no way could I do the RPM.

I have been reading to just "not be afraid to suck." So, I went in, dropped my fear, and rode my bike - (in the back, at my own pace, in the dark).

I did it! 45 minutes.

What's your 1st group fitness story?

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