Gym gets new members in January

I have maintained a membership at the same fitness center for nearly twelve years.

I enrolled the year they had their grand opening.

The membership fees have gradually increased, but so have the benefits. They started with just a few treadmills and stationary bikes. The facility has now added rows of state-of-the-art machines. I can choose from all different makes, models and styles of treadmills and bikes. There is also a selection of stair climbers, rowing machines and ellipticals. They’ve brought in machines for strength training. There are specific ones to concentrate on biceps, triceps, abdominals, shoulders, back and every imaginable muscle group. There is an area where they have the traditional weight benches and dumbbells. In recent years, they’ve added a wide variety of weight lifting options. I have access to kettlebells, hand weights, resistance bands, weighted poles, weighted balls and battle ropes. One of the best additions to the gym is the selection of group classes. The built-in studio areas where they offer yoga, pilates, spin and circuit training. There’s a class available at just about any time of day or day of the week. I can fit a class into my schedule and the instructors are qualified fitness experts. The only thing I am not happy about is the influx of people every January. The gym advertises a membership deal that appeals to those people who make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. All of a sudden, the gym is crowded. I have a hard time finding a parking place. I get stuck waiting around for machines to become available and struggle to locate an empty locker to store clothes. The group classes fill up quickly. I would say that at least 95% of these new sign-ups quit showing up after a couple of months.

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Running in all different weather conditions

I have invested in a ton of gear so that I can run in almost any severity of weather.

I’ve purchased specially designed clothing that wicks away moisture.

This fabric allows for working out in heat and humidity. I’ve bought jackets and pants that are thin and lightweight but are somehow especially warm. The clothing is specifically created to maximize freedom of movement and eliminate chafing. My sneakers are specifically for running. I have 2 pairs of the same sneaker and I alternate between them. I give the shoe time to dry out and reshape between training sessions. I buy a new pair every six months so that I am never wearing a sneaker that is over a year old. Because I like to run for long distances, I wear a piece of equipment called a camel pack. It allows me to carry water with me and take a drink without breaking my stride. I wear wireless headphones that avoid the problem of restrictive cords and allow me to listen to music. I change up my runs between short routes that focus on speed and longer routes that focus on distance and endurance. I sometimes take paths that are more challenging due to steep inclines. Others are level and more scenic. While I’ve run in snow, wind and just about every imaginable weather condition, I probably enjoy running in light rain the best. I outfit myself in moisture-resistant clothing so that I don’t get saturated. However, the rain keeps me cool. I get motivated by the feel and smell of the rain. It’s refreshing and energizing. However, I’ve found that a light rain can quickly increase into a downpour. That isn’t as fun. I’ve already had the rain dry up and the temperature heats up. The conditions suddenly become seriously hot and sticky, and I’m then dressed wrong. I end up drenched in sweat.
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A swimming workout is beneficial and enjoyable

I’ve always enjoyed swimming.

It’s a great activity on a hot and sticky summer time day.

I used to workout separately from my swim time. To maintain my fitness levels and keep a healthy weight, I spend about an hour every day to some form of exercise. I am careful to include a variety of workout styles into my regiment. I lift weights, run, bike, jump rope, do lunges and whatever I can to work up a sweat. I always thought of swimming as a treat and strictly for enjoyment. It’s so pleasant that I never considered swimming as beneficial for burning calories. One of the many benefits of swimming is that it eliminates impact on the joints. I can swim for long periods of time and never suffer from injury, stiffness or soreness. Swimming also provides a great deal of versatility and targets all different muscles. I like to swim laps and switch between a variety of strokes to work my shoulders, arms, back and abdominal muscles. It’s always great for the legs. I sometimes tread water for long periods of time. Probably the most strenuous workout in the water is aerobics. In the shallow end of the pool, I run, jump, squat, kick and mimic the maneuvers I would normally do on land. The water slows everything down and requires more effort. It burns extra calories. Since I’ve added swimming, treading water and water aerobics to my regular workouts, I’ve seen an improvement in my level of endurance and strength. I’ve lost some weight. I really look forward to the workouts in the pool. I tend to spend more time doing it. Because I don’t want to quit swimming when the weather cools down, I’ve signed up at a nearby gym that includes an indoor pool.

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Traveling makes workouts a necessity

For my job, I am required to do a great deal of traveling. I sometimes think I spend more nights in hotel beds than sleeping at home. I constantly drive rental cars and eat at restaurants. I spend way too many hours waiting in airport terminals and sitting at work conferences. Despite the stress, I like traveling. I have the opportunity to visit all different areas of the country and continually meet new people. However, this lifestyle could easily lead to unhealthy habits. I’ve needed to be dedicated to keeping fit and healthy. I attempt to stay at hotels that include a fitness center. I put in long hours on the job, so I often need to tackle my workout especially early in the afternoon or late at night. It’s convenient to have 24/7 access to a gym. The majority of hotel fitness centers provide little beyond a treadmill, stationary bike and barely enough space to sit down and stretch. When the hotels don’t offer a gym, I always have a jump rope, resistance bands and a yoga mat packed. Even with very limited space, I can manage to work up a sweat, raise my heart rate and get a decent workout. Sometimes, if I’m in a nicer area and the weather allows, I’ll go for a run. No matter what, I make sure to always get a good stretch. I because it helps to prevent soreness and stiffness. I have become really conscientious about my diet. I take the opportunity to shop at a grocery store when I arrive at every location. I purchase healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables. When I go out to restaurants, I usually order salads and ask for the dressing on the side.

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My apartment complex includes a gym

I just walk down the hall.

After I graduated, it took me a few years to pull myself out of debt. I had a scary amount of student loans to take care off. When I first got my job, it didn’t pay much. I moved into the only apartment I was able to afford. It was a tiny, outdated space with dripping faucets, no air conditioning and a door that didn’t lock properly. Once I started making some more money, I began searching for nicer accommodations. I eventually moved into a large apartment complex that includes every type of modern convenience and luxury. I suddenly had access to a huge outdoor swimming pool, two hot tubs, barbecue grills, sun loungers and an impressive patio area. Inside the apartment, there is a washer and dryer, 2 full bathrooms, a fairly good sized kitchen with stainless steel appliances and even a private balcony. Inside the building, I can use the game room, conference room and fitness center. The fitness center is definitely the best feature. I have no need to pay gym membership fees. I don’t have to drive to a gym. The fitness center in the apartment complex is rarely in use. I basically have my own private gym, outfitted with state-of-the-art machines and equipment. There are four treadmills, three ellipticals, six stationary bikes and a stairmaster. I can use all different sizes of free weights, dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands and there’s even battle ropes. I am able to workout at any time of day or night. I just walk down the hall. I am able to workout for as long I want and have plenty of space for my warmup and stretching. When I first rented the apartment, I was only expecting to live there for a year or 2. I’ve now stayed for six years, and I am in no hurry to move out.

 

 

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Appreciating my gym membership

There’s an indoor track and even a rockwall for climbing.

For many years, I wasn’t interested in paying for a gym membership. I was certain it would be a waste of my money. I was sure that I’d never take the extra time or make the effort to drive to the gym when I can easily workout at home. I’ve bought some basic equipment and can get a decent workout on my own. I like to go for a run, jump rope, ride my bike, do lunges or push ups. I manage to get my heart rate elevated. I had no thought of ever trying out the gym. Then my husband gave me a 12 month gym membership for my birthday. He’s very aware of my dedication to keeping myself in peak physical condition, so it was a really thoughtful gift. I didn’t want him to think that I wasn’t happy with the gift. I decided to get his money’s worth. I made the commitment to head to the gym a minimum of four days per week and devote an hour there each trip. As soon as I began working out at the gym, I realized the appeal. I found it a challenge to only spend an hour there. I am so happy to have access to such a wide selection of state-of-the-art equipment. There’s tons of treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers, rowing machines and varieties of bikes. There’s machines that target all the different muscle groups. There’s speed bags, dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands and battle ropes. There’s an indoor track and even a rockwall for climbing. I have the option to sign up for circuit training, yoga, pilates, spin and a number of group classes. I can even go tanning or sign up for massage therapy. I have now kept the gym membership for four years.

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HVAC installation went smoother than I expected

When our friends and I wanted to party the two of us wouldn’t just celebrate, the two of us would celebrate hard.This wasn’t normally too much of an issue as long as we cleaned up the mess we had made! But last weekend it became a problem when things started getting broken.

I was in school and we were on springtime break and so some friends and I decided to celebrate, all was going well until in a drunken stupor some guys decided to see who could throw chairs the furthest.

The winner would win a oh so sparse one dollar bill and in their heads this all made perfect sense. So the chair throwing began and one by one wooden chairs were thrown against the wall. The middle guy won when he threw a chair from behind the sofa directly into the wall. But the wall was not the only victim that night, my heating and air conditioning plan was hit by a missed chair, now I have to explain to our landlord why there is a hole in the wall and how my heating and cooling system idea got smashed. Thankfully when my friends came to their senses they paid to have a modern heating and air conditioner idea installed although I was still stuck overseeing the repair and getting a heating and cooling system professional out here to complete the heating and air conditioning replacement. I was thankful when the process went much smoother than I had expected. The repair guy turned out to be an absolutely cool dude and he had the modern heating and A/C installed. Now to just take care of the hole in the wall.

 

Electric heat pump

Now I have a hole in my wall

When our friends and I wanted to celebrate we wouldn’t just celebrate, we would celebrate hard.This wasn’t normally too much of an issue as long as all of us cleaned up the mess all of us had made.

Last weekend it became a problem when things started getting broken.

I was in college and all of us were on spring break and so some friends and I decided to celebrate, and all was going well until in a drunken stupor some men decided to see who could throw chairs the furthest, and the winner would win a oh so rare 1 dollar bill and in their heads this all made perfect sense. The chair throwing began and one by one wooden chairs were thrown against the wall. The middle guy won when he threw a chair from behind the sofa directly into the wall. But the wall was not the only victim that night, our HVAC proposal was hit by a missed chair, but now I have to explain to our landlord why there is a hole in the wall and how our heating and cooling system proposal got smashed. Thankfully when my friends came to their senses they paid to have a modern heating and air conditioner proposal installed but I was still stuck overseeing the repair and getting a heating and cooling system professional out here to complete the heating and A/C installation. I was thankful when the process went much smoother than I had expected. The repair guy turned out to be a genuinely cool dude and he had the modern heating and air conditioner installed in under two hours. Now to just take care of the hole in the wall.

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My HVAC was damaged by a flying chair

When my friends and I wanted to party both of us wouldn’t just party, we would party hard.This wasn’t normally too much of an issue as long as we cleaned up the mess we had made.

  • Last weekend it became a problem when things started getting broken.

I was in university and both of us were on springtime break and so some friends and I decided to celebrate. All was going well until in a drunken stupor some boys decided to see who could throw chairs the furthest, the winner would win a oh so rare a single dollar bill and in their heads this all made perfect sense. So the chair throwing began and one by one wooden chairs were thrown against the wall. The middle guy won when he threw a chair from behind the sofa directly into the wall. But the wall was not the only victim that evening, my HVAC plan was hit by a missed chair. Now I have to explain to my proprietor why there is a hole in the wall and how my heating and air conditioner plan got smashed. Thankfully when my friends came to their senses they paid to have an up-to-date heating and air conditioner plan installed however I was still stuck overseeing the repair and getting a heating and air conditioner professional out here to complete the HVAC installation. I was thankful when the process went much smoother than I had expected. The repair guy turned out to be an absolutely cool dude and he had the new heating and air conditioner installed. Now to just take care of the hole in the wall.

 

Air conditioner service

The chair throwing contest

When my friends and I wanted to celebrate we wouldn’t just celebrate, we would celebrate hard.This wasn’t normally too much of an issue as long as every one of us cleaned up the mess we had made, but last weekend it became a problem when things started getting broken.

I was in school and we were on spring break and so some friends and I decided to celebrate. All was going well until in a drunken stupor some men decided to see who could throw chairs the furthest, and the winner would win a oh so precious one dollar bill. In their heads this all made perfect sense, and so the chair throwing began and one by one wooden chairs were thrown against the wall. The middle man won when he threw a chair from behind the sofa directly into the wall. But the wall was not the only victim that evening, my HVAC system was hit by a missed chair. Now I have to explain to my property owner why there is a hole in the wall and how my heating and air conditioner system got smashed. Thankfully when my friends came to their senses they paid to have a new heating and A/C installed but I was still stuck overseeing the repair and getting a heating and air conditioner professional out here to complete the HVAC upgrade. I was thankful when the process went much smoother than I had expected. The repair woman turned out to be a cool chick and she had the new heating and air conditioner installed in under two hours. Now to just take care of the hole in the wall.

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