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Old 01-11-2012, 01:28 AM   #1
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Work out!

Seems to me there was a thread like this awhile back, but couldn't find it. So, being a new year and all:

What are you doing for workouts? Are you trying something new? Do you have a tried and true? How often?

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Old 01-11-2012, 01:34 AM   #2
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This summer the fitness center where I've worked out for the past ten years drastically reduced the classes they have. I truly hate exercise machines (that is to say, aerobic ones, stationary bicycles, step machines, etc). I need a class in the mornings. I like dance, went to Jazzercise for many years. Not available here. Then a friend who was also sent adrift by the lack of classes told me about a Zumba class at our local community center. So fun! Plus, it is close enough (although completely vertical) that in good weather I can walk there.

On my own, I do a 10-15 minute weight workout most days. It isn't much, but at my last mammogram the radiologist commented on my pecs. Gee. Not bad for a fat old lady.

Once a week I take a Pilates class. It does wonders for back pain and sciatica (which, although it doesn't feel like it, is back pain, I guess).

What are you doing?
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:32 AM   #3
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I'm retired. I don't have to work. In or out.
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Old 01-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #4
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I made the mistake of joining a gym last year. I had the best of intentions, but it's been a complete waste of money. I've come to the conclusion I hate treadmills and stationary bikes. Furthermore, there's never anyone there to talk to, so it's usually just me on a machine staring at my sweaty, ugly mug in a mirror while walking (or riding) to nowhere. I lose interest after about 3 minutes and start looking at my watch thinking "am I done yet?"

I'm really considering getting a bike come spring, though. I used to love biking when I was younger and there are a number of good bike paths around the area where I live. I could see myself doing it.
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Old 01-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #5
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Now this is a discussion that I can get behind.

When I had little kids at home, I took exercise classes locally. When it began to add up to too much $$$, i bought a bike and did exercise videos at home.

One day, I just decided to join a low-cost gym near my office. I liked the classes very much but had a disagreement with management and left for a high-end club.

The classes just weren't as good at the new place, and the people weren't nice either. And I never really liked doing machines anyway. Just as I began to get bored with spinning and lifting weights ...

I found out, via FB, that my favorite instructor from gym #1 had gone out on his own, and that his classes were a short bus ride away from me ...

So I'm transferring my existing gym membership to my son (or I might sell it); I only have a few months left on the contract anyway - and I signed up for my instructor's deal for unlimited classes.

Thanks for asking!
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:14 PM   #6
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my balance is not very good. so i limit my exercise to the stationary bike. try to do everyday.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:06 PM   #7
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During the winter I have the recumbent bike. It folds up and is very easy to set up. I pop a movie into the DVD player and ride until I can't. I also have a set of dumbells, so I can do a little strength training and stretching...everything I learned at Cardiac Rehab.

I have had to do some adjustments to movement due to progressive arthritis in my my shoulders...dang!

As soon as the weather permits, I will be riding my bike, again. Hopefully this year I won't fall off and break anything else...
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:34 PM   #8
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I walk 30 to 45 minutes daily. With bad weather, I love my recumbent bike/rowing machine, turn on the TV, and have at it.
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I made the mistake of joining a gym last year. I had the best of intentions, but it's been a complete waste of money. I've come to the conclusion I hate treadmills and stationary bikes. Furthermore, there's never anyone there to talk to, so it's usually just me on a machine staring at my sweaty, ugly mug in a mirror while walking (or riding) to nowhere. I lose interest after about 3 minutes and start looking at my watch thinking "am I done yet?"

I'm really considering getting a bike come spring, though. I used to love biking when I was younger and there are a number of good bike paths around the area where I live. I could see myself doing it.
I recommend the bike. We are hoping the weather let's us get a ride in this weekend. I agree that a stationary bike is boring. I absolutely love riding out and about!
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I also have fun with the Wii fit. It is new to me so still fun.
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