It's...Tuesday?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
It's...Tuesday?
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Tue, 03-12-2013 - 7:58am

It's so hard to keep track of the days. I'll be honest, I'm happy when I get the right century, never mind the year or the month!  Now that ski season is winding down, I need to figure out my workouts.  So, my question for those of you going to gyms is what types of classes does your gym have these days?  I've been looking at gyms and am not crazy about what most offer.  Zumba, some boot camp class w/ a variety of names, mind/body, spinning,possibly kickboxing, some strength/toning.  I'm just bored.  I refuse to do equipment these days.  I want a trainer like me to tell me what to do--someone who does functional combination moves and isn't just into strength for the sake of strength.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 03-12-2013 - 9:35am

Jean - I hear you.  With my lack of energy and motivation, it's been hard to structure my own workouts.  I rip out and save workouts from Oxygen and the IDEA magazine.  I keep them in a binder to try so I have new material for clients but also for myself when I just want to follow along with something (but would rather watch my gym shows than do a video).  

I'm doing some light cardio this morning.  I think I'm feeling a little bit better than yesterday.  I almost feel like I have a sinus infection - not a full blown one, but some of the symptoms are there.  I think that is probably part of the recovery as there are years of infection to treat and I'm on antibiotics.  One of my morning folks had a death in her family so it's just one person today.  After that, hanging out with OP and then we're meeting DH and some friends we meet every few months for dinner.  

Our Brides pub crawl is this weekend it's going to be 90.  Unseasonably hot.  I think I'm going to die.  It might be the first year ever that I take my Camelbak.  :P  

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 03-12-2013 - 10:01am
I hear you on the boredom of classes, EXCEPT for my yoga classes! I LOVE them, and they keep offering more and more of them! My current challenge is half moon on one leg, no hands. And I would like to begin strengthening for arm balances, like a gymnast. It's helping with all parts of my life, and I find myself feeling more calm and much stronger, both physically AND mentally. GR...90 degrees and NO pub crawl is too hot...that sounds more like pool crawl weather to me! Enjoy, anyways. Jean, enjoy your last ski runs...you definitely kicked it up a notch this year!
Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 03-12-2013 - 10:03am
...and, Karla, enjoy the preparation of the shower...can your creative daughter help you out? She might enjoy the process. SJ, any fun projects, like pink tennis shoes?
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 03-12-2013 - 3:32pm

It's too bad we don't live closer so we could work out together. I'll bet we could challenge each other!  Have you tried any of the bodyrock workouts?  They look good. You know the worst part for me is warming up. I like to work hard but I'm too lazy to warm up.

You could do a really sexy wedding gown with lots of skin. I've seen some on Say Yes to the Dress.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 03-12-2013 - 3:35pm

There are some new yoga personal training studios popping up in my area.. I can't get over how much they charge, compared to a gym where it's all included in less than $50 a month.  But, Jen used to say that gym yoga isn't real yoga and it's worth paying for the real yoga. I think I'm too cheap. If I were paying that, I'd probably do krav maga.






Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 03-12-2013 - 5:11pm
I think I got lucky with the yoga instructors...they do teach at yoga studios, and the yoga "lead" seems to be a "purest" that they other instructors really look up to.
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 03-12-2013 - 7:46pm
My gym has a lot of classes, but I just go to Pilates and Zumba. While I was away they got a Purmotion setup that they use for boot camp..it looks like a playground to me...they got rid of some lifting equipment, and relocated others so we are. Kind of on top of one another in the weight area. I haven't explored the playground..the 'real' lifters take a dim view of it and tht is my consistency....and I am following the crowd...I tried yoga a few years ago, but it didn't click with me. I would like to try it again but I am not prioritizing it to make the time. Gymrat - you could just wear shorts, a top and a veil...I threw away more stuff tonight, clothes I wil never wear again...stretch pants with the boot strap...body suits...I loved them, but if they come back in style, I will buy new:). My current plan is to make space in my life by eliminating things...which is very hard because I am so attached to 'things' as symbols of love. But I feel a real need to do this. I went to the gym, bike warmup for nine minutes, lifting for legs, abs. No swimming...no excuse...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 03-13-2013 - 1:43pm

Purmotion set ups are great. They're set up for good functional movement. The problem w/ them (and the benefit to the trainers at the gym) is that it takes creativity and knowledge to use them, unless regular weight machines. So, it could be a bonanza to trainers.