Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Training Tip Tuesday: Join a gym

I just wanted to send a BIG thank you and hugs to all the love I received on FB, Twitter and in my comment section on yesterdays post. I am glad I am not alone in my Runners Funk alone. You guys motivate me. So THANK YOU! 

Yesterday I made a decision. Mostly because I can't make it to my favorite trainer David class Wednesday nights anymore. (PS if you live in South Florida and EVER get to check out one of his class, I promise it would be worth it! Also check out his website! Click Here). So after work yesterday I scheduled a tour of our local LA Fitness. 

Chris has been a member of LA Fitness for a while. Some of you know that Chris is not a runner. He plays basketball, but that is because he is pushing 6'7. One of my favorite things to do it watch him play ball. It literally is like ballet for men. Every night Chris goes to the gym for a couple hour playing pick up games and I either run or cook dinner. 

I've been avoiding joining a gym. Not because of the money or cost, just because I get super nervous around big gyms. Mostly because I don't want to look like an idiot if I am using the machines wrong. I am a former crossfit lover So yesterday I took the plunge and took a tour of LA Fitness. 

I met with the manager Jake and he took me around the gym and showed me the machines and said that he would schedule me an appointment with a trainer, at no cost to show me how to do different exercises. I am some what limited at what I do because of my wrist. Some of you may know I had surgery in May on my wrist, and I have limited strength and flexibility but it is getting better everyday!


Jake showed me some of the different classes they have and the pool! I love that they have the pool, mostly because I was a swimmer in high school and college, And lifeguarded and taught swim lessons to kids for 6 years. He was an amazing sales man! I already knew I was going to join, but if I wasn't he would have probably swayed me. 

Needless to say I am now a member at LA Fitness. I am excited to get started and take my training to a whole new level. I have a meeting with a personal trainer, Joey tonight. Be sure to look our for that recap soon. Should be a good one! 

Some of you may have seen this picture on my facebook page last night, but I thought it was hilarious with my caption. 

I joined a gym.. and made a cake... and then ate the left over batter.

Until next time everyone!

QOTD: Have you ever been afraid to join a gym? How did you get over it? 


Kaeley @ My Mind's Lens said...

Gyms can definitely be intimidating! I usually go with a friend from work so we can look dumb together :) I also love the group classes my gym offers.

Rachel Miller said...

I use the gym at my university. I used to be afraid to lift weights and do strength training, but I've been taking a strength class at my gym and I love it! Otherwise, I just do running.

jillconyers said...

I loved my gym for years but now I love my home gym. Although, I do occasionally miss having classes to go to.

Desi said...

I'm a new reader - what wrist surgery did you have? I have severe tendonitis in my right wrist along with carpal tunnel which limits my ability to do a lot of exercises.

Lauren jonczak said...

I have always felt that way about joining a gym. I feel like everyone is going to look at me like I have 5 heads. That is the main reason my boyfriend and I decided to turn a spare bedroom into our own home gym. We just added a huge mirror that is the size of the entire wall. It's turning out really nice and I am getting so much use out of it.

Reed said...

Very nice and interesting blog, thanks for this post..it's been great reading this.

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