Post # 17
I do a 30 minute strength training Jillian Michaels DVD in the AM with a pair of hand weights, and I run 20-30 minutes on the treadmill in my basement in the PM. I do this 4-5 times a week, and I prefer it over anything else because I don’t have to leave my house and that keeps me more consistent. I tried a gym, but could never find the extra push to actually get up and get there.
Post # 18
I go to the gym. I am addicted to spinning! I also love my gym’s body works, yoga, pilates and zumba classes.
Post # 19
I know you said “most often” but I think we need to option to check more than one. I run outside and go to classes at the gym equally and I’m starting a video that I may do more than the other two things for the next month. Its all about variety.
Post # 20
I mainly work out at home…I’ll use my p90x dvds…just starting doing Hip Hop Abs. I’m not a gym person at all but my hours are wacky so going to the gym after work would never happen and I’m not a morning person to get up and go. It works for me
Post # 21
Gym! It’s a smaller one and there is never anyone there – we go late at night. Fiance really pushes me and I don’t have to feel embarrased with people staring at me and what not. I love it and I’m sore EVERYDAY. We rotate between cardio days, arm/ chest days, leg days, and cardio/back days. We’ve been at it for about a week and I already feel better and feel more definition!
edit- our gym is the private one for our community. not like a 24 hr fitness or golds gym.
Post # 22
I lift weights at the gym for about 45 min 5/6 times a week. Also lately I have gotten really into jump roping, you could check that out. No gym required and it’s a GREAT workout!! Right now I do 10 min straight of roping after I lift, and I do a different type of jump each min to change things up.
Post # 23
@bunnyharriet: I do a little bit of a couple things. I will run or hike outside on some days, I have workout videos that I use (yoga, JM, Insanity, etc.), and I also do some exercises that I have found and modified via magazines and pinterest….
I am not a fan of gyms…. but I know I am less likely to go if I have to go to a gym..
Post # 24
I’m with the other bees who are saying a little of everything works best for them… resistance training is so important (usually done at the gym since they have the right equipment!) but it’s possible to be active and get your cardio workout pretty much anywhere! So I’d say “yes” to joining a gym but don’t feel like you have to live there 7 days a week to get results!
Post # 25
I mostly run outside (4-5 times/week) but will also do some strength workouts at home, sometimes with a video, sometimes just random. I hate gyms. They’re expensive, crowded, and germy!
Post # 26
I much prefer classes to going to the gym. I just get so bored at the gym left to my own devices. My favorite thing ever is bar method classes.
Post # 27
I go to the gym. Plenty of classes there. I own DVDs buuuut…that’s pointless. LOL
Post # 28
I get bored easily… Videos bore me, so I stop doing them. Running kills my knees, and bores me on a treadmill (or an elliptical, which doesn’t kill my knees but still puts me to sleep), and if I run outside my allergies kill me.
So for me, fitness classes were the answer. I started about eight years ago with yoga, then moved on to pilates, then Zumba, kickboxing, etc.
Right now, I’m at a gym I freakin’ love that offers amazing classes. I gave up my spin classes at my old gym to come to this one, but I take pole dance fitness, TRX, Zumba, bootcamp, and a weight-based strength class. I’m in the best shape of my life and although I did go up a size when my butt decided to suddenly, like, appear, I love the way I look. For me, it was all about finding a gym with good classes and good people; I work out with my friends, love the classes, and reap the results 🙂
Post # 29
@bunnyharriet: I have an unlimited membership at a local Yoga and Pilates studio, and it is money well spent! I take classes at least 5 days a week and feel happier, stronger, leaner, toned, and more centered. I am asthmatic and I literally breathe better now. I highly recommend Yoga and Pilates to anyone and everyone. The studio I attend is Happy Belly Studios in Houston, and their site is http://www.happybellystudios.com if you want to get an idea about the classes they offer. Most major cities have something similar. Good luck in whatever you choose!
Post # 30
I go to the gym, ride my bike outside during the warmer months, and do exercise videos.
I actually just joined a gym today. I am disappointed that it doesn’t have classes like my old gym (which I stopped going to last August because I couldn’t afford it), but I like being able to go directly after work and get it over with. I really only use the cardio machines because cardio isn’t something I can really do at home… I have bad feet and shin splints so I can’t handle anything with a lot of impact. I need to use a bike or elliptical. That makes it worth it to me. Then when I’m at home I use videos for strength training stuff.
Post # 31
I’ve recently started doing Tae Bo. The videos are free on YouTube. I used to do it as a kid whenever the videos popped up on TV, and I enjoyed it a lot back then. Nowadays, haha, not so much, but it’s still a great cardio workout.