(Closed) How do you work out? Gym, videos, running outside etc.

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: How do you work out? Choose what you do most often.

    Swimming (outside of a gym), playing tennis, volleyball, rollerblading etc.

    I go to the gym.

    I follow videos online, on DVD, etc.

    I use exercises at home that I tore from a magazine.

    I run/walk/jog outside or at home.

    I use machines/weights etc at home.

    I go to fitness classes or yoga classes.


  • Post # 32
    40 posts
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I don’t really work out much…I never really enjoyed it. I have a ThighMaster and AbSlide that I use once in a while and they seem to do the trick 🙂

    Post # 33
    6737 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I just started CrossFit. 

    Post # 34
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I use my cross trainer and weights at home. I used to go to a gym, but I find I exercise more often and for longer, when I do it at home.

    Post # 35
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Gym AND videos at home.

    Post # 36
    121 posts
    Blushing bee

    I have mandatory PT 3 times a week and I do bikram yoga.

    For PT we’re usually outside running or playing sports.


    Post # 37
    4282 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I go to the gym 4 days a week. The other two days I take a class taught by a lady that rents out space at a nearby church.

    Post # 38
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    We have a running/biking trail less than 1/2 a mile from our house, so DH and I go walking when the weather’s nice. We are going to buy bikes and begin using the trail a lot more often. I also plan on working out at home, because I don’t like going to the gym or going outside to work out.

    I really need to step it up, though, because it’s been a while since I’ve done any real strenuous exercise.

    Post # 39
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I belong to a boutique gym – its only women and only offers classes. Each class only has about 8-10 people in it, so it feels very personal and I ALWAYS get a great workout. I used to just to go the gym myself and do cardio and strength training, but sometimes left feeling like it I wasn’t doing everything I could. I usually do 1-2 classes a day, 6 days a week. 

    Post # 40
    2902 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Flirty Girl Fitness in Toronto! It’s the best, I go about 5 times per week. So many fun classes, I love it. They are also in Chicago if you want to check them out. 








    Post # 41
    1357 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Most of my exercise comes in two forms: either vigorous cleaning episodes than can span several hours and involve lots of carrying heavy buckets of water or laundry, scrubbing, and generally running around the house like a maniac, or trying to wear out my two very high-energy dogs.


    The favorite way of wearing out the dogs is to take them for walks or, better yet, hikes with a lot of inclines. They also love to play keepaway with their toys in the back yard, which I do several times a day usually (a lot of running after dogs, then running away from dogs, and tug-of-war).


    I’ll occasionally supplement that with at-home exercises, like wall sits, squats, crunches, stretching, using resistance bands, and Wii sports (esp. boxing and tennis). DH and I have also done P90X together, but we use it sporadically because DH has heart problems and can’t always get through the routines because his blood pressure goes through the roof.

    Post # 42
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I do a variety to keep myself interested and to encourage muscle confusion.

    I usually default to the gym, especially during the week.  I tend to stick to 30 minutes of cardio followed by 45 minutes of weight lifting.

    I also take classes occationally to add some variety into my workouts and to learn more.

    I have a few work out videos I use when I’m short on time or it’s bad weather (snow is a big one).  Those are boot camp videos.

    During the weekends, I usually try to mix in outdoor excerise: hiking, kayaking, knee boarding, running, volleyball, swimming, etc.  This is very dependent on good weather.

    It has worked well for me so far.

    Post # 43
    747 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I jog three times a week and then alternate doing weights and pilates. I also walk for 20 minutes each day during my lunch break.

    Post # 44
    1889 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I mostly do at-home DVD’s, but I also have an elliptical at my house that I use about 4-5 days/week.  I also subscribe to Self, which has new workouts every month and does a really good job explaining them–unlike Cosmo, which I also subscribe to and has a Tracy Anderson workout section where I don’t understand the descriptions most of the time.  I just bought a Living Social deal for some “stripperobics” classes so my workout buddy and I are going to check it out this weekend!

    Post # 45
    1828 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I use my hand weights and Kinect, along with Stepmania for home workouts. Now that the weather is getting nice, I’m going to start walking more around my neighborhood as well.

    I also use bodyrock.tv when I’m really in the mood for a sweat 🙂

    Post # 46
    3828 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I use both videos (ones i own and youtube) and also jog outside. 

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