Post # 1
After months of contemplating, I joined a new gym. My family has a membership at a country club and I always hated going to work out there. It was small and not very user friendly. but, today I sucked it up and joined a place all my friends are at. So happy and excited to continue my weight loss journey. I just need to get Into a routine!
Anyone else join a new gym recently? Has the change in atmosphere helped your weightloss?
Post # 3
Great topic! I haven’t joined a new gym lately- but would love to see others comments! Keep up the good work!!
Post # 4
Im considering joining a gym but need to work out if I can afford it. Going to start a new job soon so I will wait until I get my first paycheque. I plan on cycling to work most days depending on the weather. let us know how you get on.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father\'s Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
We just moved to a new apartment that comes with it’s own facility. I’m currently 7 months pregnant, so I can really only use it to walk slowly on the treadmill, but I can’t wait until after baby is here to start cranking it out on that thing!!!
Post # 6
I did! I have never had an actual gym membership- just a family membership that I never used much, but now I am going with SO. My goal is to increase my upper body strength and back strength since I’m pretty imbalanced (really strong legs). In about two weeks of working out, I have already started to see results and I’m so excited about it. My abs are getting visibly defined (from the obliques machine) and I was able to bench press the bar (haha 45 lb- it’s a victory for me) for the first time last visit. The big difference this time around for me is that aside from the obliques machine and the pull-up assist machine, SO and I are completely avoiding machines. When using free weights, a lot more mental awareness is necessary (you can’t just knock out reps because you have to concentrate on maintaining your form) and it’s made me a lot more in-tune with my goals. I also am having less difficulty adjusting because the movements are less isolated than with the machine.
Oops- I lied, I’m also using the adductor and abductor machines. But basically only using machines where I can’t think of a good way to do it using free weights- no machine arm curls or chest fly or whatever.
Post # 7
@Girasole: I joined a gym! I’ve been taking classes there. Like boot camps and yoga. I don’t want to lose weight though, just to get fit. It’s going well though.
Post # 8
man sorry about my absence, I’ve been so tired. One of my close friends has offered to train and me and he is kicking my Butt! The new gym makes a big difference. I don’t feel like I’m being watched Or out of place.
I ran 3 miles the other day! I never thought I could get past one. I love the gym for the first tjme ever! Also, the price per month is PERFECT, another reason to love my gym!