(Closed) Buying a gym membership is making me walk outside… WHAT?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

No. I belong to our community gym, but more often than not, I’m in my home gym (read as: basement with weight bench, DVDs, & exercise bike) or out on the track, trying to run. I haven’t been in the mood to deal with other exercisers, and there is something nice about being by my lonesome, and getting in the zone without worrying whether I’m too sweaty, too smelly, too loud when I’m lifting weights, or too unfit compared to the other gym goers. As long as you’re moving more, you should be proud of yourself. 

Why not head over to myfitnesspal.com and get some additional inspiration / support? 

Post # 4
2655 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Bebealways:  That’s brilliant that you’re exercising outdoors. It’s often preferable at this time of year when days are getting longer/nicer. 

Howabout you go into the gym and get them to do a program for you, or hire a personal trainer to show you? I used to wander aimlessly around the gym. Whereas now I really make use ofTNT time and get in and out as quickly as possibly. I’m working on strength, endurance and toning now. It’s definitely worth talking to someone in tgym my about your needs. Then you can structure you time eg gym twice a week and outdoors twice, focusing on different things in each exercise

Post # 5
1066 posts
Bumble bee

@StuporDuck:  Thanks for that recommendation.great site!

Post # 6
3229 posts
Sugar bee

@Bebealways:  Don’t know where you live, but it’s beautiful outside around here. I’ve noticed that the gym has gotten a lot less crowded so a lot of other people are doing that too. I went to the gym yesterday but plan on going to the park with my dog this evening instead.

Post # 7
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Bebealways:  It doesn’t matter what made you start moving… just that you have!!! I think it’s great!!! I use loseit.com instead of my fitness pal. I just like it better. But great suggestion to use either!

Post # 8
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Bebealways:  I do the same thing during the spring/summer months! I’d much rather be out in the fresh air than at the gym. I’m lucky @ my gym we can freeze our membership once a year for up to 3 months.. so June, Jul and Aug I freeze my membership (you still pay $5 a month to keep your membership active, but it’s less than the usual monthly payments). 

I don’t think you’re weird at all though.. I think anyone would rather be outside than in a gym breathing in everyone sweat lol

Post # 9
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

No.  I dreeeeeead running on the treadmill.  I would rather be outside, also.  It probably just took that kick in the butt for you to get in a fitness routine to realize that.  Plus, with the weather turning nicer, I think it’s normal to feel like the day is being wasted inside at the gym.  It doesn’t matter where you’re moving, just as long as you’re moving.  Stick with it, girl!

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