Post # 1
Darling Husband and I just moved into a new apartment complex with a killer 24-hour gym. I am loving it! I haven’t been working out too often, so I’m easing myself back in at about 40 minutes a day (20 minutes on the bike and 20 on the elliptical).
- How often do you work out?
- What kind of work out do you do?
Post # 3
I love the gym, but haven’t been able to afford it in the last few months. When I did go, I spend 20 minutes on the elliptical, 20 minutes on the bike, and 20 minutes of arm/core exercises.
Now that I don’t have gym equipment, I run about 2.5km, and do yoga/stretching/body weight exercises at home.
Post # 4
@brideatbeach: I really Love Insanity and Insanity:Asylum. I take the DVD’s with me to the gym sometimes and it works out perfectly! Have you ever thought about trying it!?!
Post # 5
I’m doing insanity (just started week 3) and it’s an ass kicker for sure! I’m terrible with the gym, I never ever go. I’m definitely a home gym girl. I’ll stay consistent if I’m just doing a routine at home.
Post # 6
I do three days of cardio and two days of weights when I’m following a schedule.
Post # 7
I’ve been following the Insanity routine mixed with running on the treadmill and swimming laps. It depends on the day – if it is too hot in the apartment to do insanity then I will either go on the treadmill (since it is in an air conditioned room) or swim laps. My apartment also has a gym and an indoor and outdoor pool. It is perfect for the summer workouts!
Post # 8
I love going to the gym! I take a lot of group exercise classes and also teach Spinning.
I aim for about 10 hours per week at the gym which works out to 6 or 7 days per week.
I do weight lifting classes 3-4 times per week, either take or teach Spinning 4 times a week, do a abs/core class 2 to 3 days per week, and run 20 miles per week. Sometime to mix it up, or depending on my schedule I’ll do a kickboxing class or circuit training class.
Post # 9
@amandasf: Damn, that’s a lot of exercise! I’m not being snarky AT ALL, but do you work full-time? I couldn’t imagine fitting in that level of exercise into my schedule…
Post # 10
I try to work out 6 days a week if possible. I meet with my personal trainer for an hour every week and she has me do a full body workout with weights. I try to repeat that routine or one of the previous ones we’ve done(I have them all written out in a notebook) once more during the week, but not back to back days. The rest of the days I do a variety of cardio. If I feel like going to the gym I’ll do 30 min jogging on the treadmill followed by 30 minutes on the stairclimber and another 15 minutes on the rowing machine if I’m up to it. On days where I don’t feel like going to the gym I’ll just pop in one of the cardio videos from my TurboFire dvd set and do that. I also try to go hiking once a week if I’m able to.
This week sucks though cause I somehow hurt my upper back so I can’t really work out until that goes away. Very frustrated cause I’m really starting to see results and I don’t want to lose that motivation.
Post # 11
My routine is like this:
Monday: 5:00am Cardio
Tuesday: Weights (chest and triceps) + HIIT Cardio
Wednesday: 5:00am Cardio
Thursday: Weights (back and biceps) + HIIT Cardio
Friday: 5:00am Cardio
Saturday: Weights (legs and shoulders)
Sunday: Free day!
Post # 12
Our apartment complex has a small gym that I have been trying to use 3-4 times a week. Mostly for the treadmill (there is a nice trail near us but the angry momma birds have been rather attacky lately) but I’d like to get started on weights.
Post # 13
My routine is 2-3 days a week of 1 hour kettlebell kickboxing class (combo of weights, HIIT, and coordination). Makes me feel kind lazy compared to the rest of you girls!!
I quit the gym, but was a regular gym-goer for years. For the OP, don’t ignore the weight section of your gym! You will see much better results than with cardio alone!! Or at least incorporate body-weight strength training (push-ups, plank, lunges).
Post # 15
I am on week 8 of P90x and love it! I do it 6/7 days a week and am seeing great results! Working out at home really works for my busy schedule. I just got insanity for my birthday, so I’m going to do that next. 🙂
Post # 16
@hammerpants: High Intensity Interval Training I believe