Post # 17
McRae – Have fun! There are some knock-off places now that offer it too (like Flirty Girl Fitness and Crunch), but they’re not nearly as good as S Factor. If you have the opportunity to take classes at S Factor you should definitely go there first!
Post # 18
I do weight training with a personal trainer three times a week, and 45 to 60 minutes of high intensity cardio 5-7 times a week. What can I say, I’m a workoutaholic!
Usually for cardio I do 30 minutes of 6 mph endurance run, then I sprint at 10 mph for 30 more minutes. Let me tell you, you’re tired, but you feel so accomplished after that!
Obviously, the big thing is to be consistent and find what you like, so kudos to everyone on this board!
Post # 19
i don’t go as often as many of the people on the board (but I’m impressed some of y’all can motivate yourselves to the gym for an hour and a half 5 or 6 days a week! kudos). i go 3 days a week for 45 minutes of strength training and 15 minutes of intervals. my fh is really into strength training, so it’s like having a trainer for free! a typical strength day will include 5×5 squats, dead lifts, pull downs and presses. i love feeling strong and showing up all the boys flexing for the mirror.
Post # 20
I’ve gotten really g ood at doing 40 minutes of cardio 5 times a week … but I want to change that and do more like 30 min cardio and add 20 min of strength, not exactly sure how to make that change. I looked into a personal trainer at my gym but they are super expensive. I really just want someone to teach me how to do some things and then just do them. Orrr I could stop doing wedding research and do some workout research online and I’m sure I could find just as good information 🙂
Post # 21
snmcdowell: I wish we had S Factor – I’m in South Carolina, so it’s a pretty big deal ANYWHERE is offering it!! haha! I really do think I’m going tomorrow though, I’ll post on how it goes!!
Post # 22
Hooray for my overly energetic dog! I run every morning before work as the 4-legged baby WILL chew everything if she doesn’t get enough exercise each day. We’re training for an August marathon- I only stay motivated if I have specific goals- and the puppy keeps me honest!
Post # 23
So, I wasn’t able to go to the pole dancing class because my sister’s dog got out, and we had to do a massive search for her. We thankfully did end up finding her, but it’ll probably be two weeks before I can try the class again!
Post # 24
I generally do 2x a week with my personal trainer (all weights and strength training) then I try for at least one, ideally 2, hot yoga classes per week with at least one, preferrably 2, days of cardio/treadmill/elliptical.
Taking care of your body can be hard work! Especially if you (like me) LOVE unhealthy food!
Post # 25
I *heart* Eliptical
I am a huge fan. My Fiance prefers interactive classes, but I really love the monotany of the machine. My gym has their TV’s set on captions so I can read and space out. It allows me to think without interuption. And I’m able to keep my heart rate up consistently. I get frustrated in the classes because I’m not very coordinated and I hate to fall behind everyone else.
Post # 26
Fiance and I have a home gym, so we work out together 6-7 days per week. I usually do 30 minutes on the bike in the mornings before work, then another 30 and strength training at night. We enjoy going to dinner all the time, so I HAVE to work out that often to stay in shape. Ugh.
He also has a 400 pound tire in the backyard that he hits with a sledge hammer (eye sore, I know, but I do ilke the results!). He is getting certified to be a personal trainer soon so I can hopefully work out at a gym with him, yay! I do love the home gym, but I tend to not push myself as hard as I should.
Post # 27
i work out every day since I’m trying really hard to lose weight- 20 to 30 lbs (depending on how i look when i get to that point!)
right now i am mixing cardio with weight lifting. i’ll go and warm up, run for 3 minutes, lift for 5, stair climb for 5, lift for another 5, etc. i always try to keep my heart rate up, even when i am lifiting!
i also try to throw in bootcamp (even though I lag behind… but I work at the gym so it’s free and the fellow "campers" are always so encouraging!), yoga, and pilates but whenever i have time… my schedule always changes so it’s hard to commit to that!
my last thing that i do (beside nutrition) is trying to constantly add in a little 5 minute work out. i’ll go up and down my stairs a couple of times (i try to give myself breaks from the computer… im SOO addicted to weddingbee and illustrator!!), skipping 2 stairs so it’s a pretty good lunge. i teach a preschool class, so we run to the water fountain, have stretching time in between subjects, and "dance" (more like skipping combined with tap dancing lol) a couple of times a week for about 10 minutes a day. OH and i park far away from my destination and always take the stairs! 🙂 i’m in a fitness for life class through the community college and it really stresses continuously doing physical activities at a pretty consistent pace!
i’m hoping to be toned by my FutureSisterIL’s wedding this May. My second goal is to loose all that weight by my wedding in March of next year. I hope I get there!!!
Post # 28
Power walking and pilaties seem to do best for my figure 🙂
I LOVE LOVE LOVE rebounding–my old gym in NYC had it and it was so much fun. You jump on a trampoline for like 45 minutes and do a cardio routine–
Turbo Jam is fun too for a video if you just want to be done in 45 🙂