(Closed) Prove me wrong…

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

RedHerring: You read my freakin’ mind!  I went to the gym yesterday to do my last long training run before half marathon on Saturday.  Usually on Sat/Sun afternoons the gym is DEAD and I can get in 8-10 miles without being bothered by lines and gym staff.

But yesterday, oh no.  The line for the treadmills was 15 people deep and there was a overeager employee bugging me to get off the treadmill at 29 minutes.  I won’t see the majority of these people three weeks from now ;o)

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Aaah, yes! I have belonged to several gyms that got crowded in Jan and emptied out by Feb. Since my wedding is in June, I do want to join a gym but am intentionally waiting until Feb to avoid the “Jan rush”. Right now I work out at home via Exercise On Demand.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Yes ma’am! I’ll accept the challenge, though I work out at home and not a gym, Still, I’ll do it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

OMG i was totally thinking that this morning and I feel so mean b/c I want everyone to be healthy and work out. Ours is SO BUSY January-mid March, I’m already going “oh crap, how early do i have to get there to snag a spot tonight?” and then it’ll be a fight for the mirrors and the “good” spots and everything or the fly wheels under the big fans. Blegh. But, if it stayed busy year round, the gym would be forced to expand. Which would be AAHmazing

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

I agree with this post!  It happens at my gym every year and has a similar trend throughout the week..everyone is trying to make up for lost time…I am hoping it won’t be too crazy when I go in today….usually the crowd dies off by 6, but we will see.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m one of those january peeps!  I’m not into making new year’s resolutions, but after the holidays I always feel the need to get back into it…and that usually dies out shortly afterwards.

Because money is so tight right now, my husband and I decided that before we spend the money to invest in a gym membership I may not use, I’d get disciplined with the 30 day shred.

Depending on how well I can keep up with that, I may be joining a gym in Feb or March of this year and hopefully it will stick (which would be a huge accomplishment for this girls who’s never been to the for more than a week regularly!)

Post # 10
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I know what you mean!  I know that my resolution is to go back to the gym but it isn’t like I haven’t done it before and don’t know how.  I just haven’t been able to go.

And it sort of annoys me that there are so many people who don’t know how to stay to a time limit when people are waiting!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

damn i hate those people too.  I’m dreading going to the gym now because I know all those people will be there taking the lockers and the machines.

Post # 12
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1356 posts
Bumble bee

I was actually suprised that my spinning class was about its normal size this morning. Then again, the class starts at 5:50am so that may have been a factor. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

They’re at my gym, too! If the hive resolutionists are anything like the ones at my gym, here is my advice:

1. Take off your sweatshirt when you’re on the cardio machines. You will feel more comfortable, and nobody is judging your wobblies. Or if they are, that’s their problem.

2. Invest in appropriate footwear NOW. I see so many pairs of crappy sneakers around the gym in January… and if you keep trying to run on the treadmill in them, you will injure yourself.

3. Pace yourself. You didn’t put the weight on in a week, so don’t try to take it off in a week. It’s not gonna happen and you’ll just feel terrible.

4. Get a lock. It is against gym etiquette to carry your totebag with you everywhere (this may only apply in NYC, where the space is very limited). Leave your big bag in the locker, and just take your towel, water bottle, iPod and headphones.

5. Put together a nice gym bag for yourself, including a few changes of clothes, sneakers & sport socks, toiletries, a water bottle, a lock, headphones, elastics, a few energy bars, etc. Replenish it weekly. There’s nothing that sucks more than getting to the gym and realizing that you haven’t got what you need. I definitely spent my first couple of gym-going months assembling a gym bag before each trip, and I *always* forgot something.

Good luck resolutionists!

P.S. I’m kind of one of you… I have now put on the Newlywed 15, and yesterday I went to the gym for the first time in 3 weeks. Oops.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

This is what I always dread every year, especially in college. Our school gym used to get so crowded every year around this time. I would always say I couldnt wait until people decided to give up and the gym could be less crowded again. I work out year round regardless of what time it is, its just part of my daily routine.

Post # 16
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Worker bee

HA, I worked out at home yesterday instead of going to the gym because I knew it would most likely be crowded.

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