So, it's Sunday. I don't have a specific purpose for Sunday blogs, as in I do not have a hashtag for it, but I suppose I can tag this as #TheLatestThing!
Well, for some news, I quit my old gym. Planet Fitness, while judgement-free and serving my basic needs, just wasn't cutting it for me anymore. I hadn't gone in a few weeks, some of it has been scheduling issues, some of it has been my slacking off, some of it has been just the boring same-old thing that I just got tired of.
So, I went looking for a new gym. I didn't want to go back to Around the Clock Fitness, with it's free-weight section full of meat-heads and grunting idiots. I didn't want to go back to L.A. Fitness, because they are almost twice as much as any other gym I've been a member of. I know I can't do it on my own, not yet, as I still need the companionship of others around me to keep me motivated while I am there.
So, I went exploring. There is a "Wellness Center" at the hospital right by my house. It's the same hospital I volunteer at each Monday. I get a discount there, amenities like showers, steam room, changing stalls, a pool, heated hydrotherapy pool, plus there are many classes including group exercise, spin, and water aerobics classes!
I ended up joining. It's more than PF was per month, but not nearly as much as any of the previous gyms I've joined. The hours are alittle more limited, but they are still open enough for me to get there with my current work schedule. Mondays are too crowded, so I will use that day each week as a rest day.
I also plan on cardio 3x per week, and weights 3x per week. If I work out 5 days, then one of those days will be both cardio and weights.
I can also track my fitness routines online. The cool thing about the Wellness Center is they use FitLinxx in order to keep track of my routines, as well as overall health. It was set up with me by a personal fitness coach, and I can go to any coach in duty to have my range of motion reset, to adjust my base weight for each machine, as well as answer any questions I may have about my fitness routines or my target fitness goals.
As you can see, the 16th was an okay day for me. I came in, logged into my FitLinxx system, did 31 minutes of cardio on the treadmill, then did some weights, then finished it off with a total-body workout... laps in the pool!!
I ended up swimming 10 lengths (5 laps), for a total of 250 yards, which is just over 1/4th of a mile!
So, there you have it. The Latest Thing is that I joined a new gym; one that, for me, will be new and exciting for a while, and will allow me the fellowship I missed of group exercise classes, while also giving me new options like swimming and water aerobics!