After re-evaluating where I am in my goals for the year, I knew I needed to make some sort of drastic change in order to get my fitness goals on track. I felt like I’d been trying and failing over and over again for so long now that I didn’t know if anything would work. But one thing that’s been on my mind, and something that D and I have discussed a lot, is finding some group fitness classes to take. Notably: Zumba. I love playing my Zumba Wii games and dancing is something I’ve enjoyed my entire life.
Then, I began thinking that if I’m going to sign up for fitness classes and pay a fee to attend, why not take that money and join a full gym that offers classes as part of a membership?
I’ve talked before about my current workout options: Wii games, the office gym, my old apartment gym (which obviously isn’t an option anymore, even though it was never a great option to begin with). But this is something I’ve NEVER tried. I’ve never actually belonged to a gym. The office gym works out okay, but it’s small and there’s something that makes me very self conscious about working out with my co-workers. I would rather just work out in my own little world without worrying about socializing. I really am a bit of an introvert.
After researching some options in the area, I found an all women’s gym across the street from my office. It doesn’t get more convenient than that for location purposes. I went after work on Tuesday and signed up for a week-long free trial. I stayed there that night and worked out for an hour, getting a feel for the machines and seeing what they have to offer. I caught some glimpses of classes that were going on during my time there, and one looked INTENSE and another looked very fun. They do offer Zumba and also spinning (something else I’ve thought about trying), and also have personal trainers and nutritionists on staff.
It feels like a big change for me and will mean I’m spending a lot more time out of the house and working out. However, it kind of feels like the right decision. I want change and this might help me get there.
Plus, I can try to learn to run on the treadmills there without completely embarrassing myself in front of people I work with!
Do you belong to a gym? If so, what convinced you to bite the bullet and sign up?
P.S. HostGator is having an amazing sale today for 44.44% off hosting and $5 domains*. Check it out:
*This is a HostGator affiliate link