A gym membership might be a great way to get healthier and socialize. Recently, I was actually searching for some topic on cycling and ran across information on a local gym. It was called “Tracy’s Fitness” but the location was in a sports center in my home town. Yes, I admit, I am a home body and there are probably lots of places I’m not aware of in our little town. After checking out the website, I found out this “Tracy” offers all sorts of fun classes, as well as one-on-one personal training, including such topics as nutrition.
Guess who got outside of her comfort zone and decided to go check this place out this week? By doing so, I found out that for a monthly fee of $29.00, I could participate in any of the offered classes. There are no required contracts so you can quit at any time. The classes were scheduled around all hours of the day, making it hard to come up with excuses not to try at least one of them. After a a short conversation with Marla, the nice lady behind the desk who was happy to indulge me by answering all my questions, I found there were lots of women who were out of shape or older than me (I know, older than 51 – hard to imagine, but true story). Armed with a class schedule and a new boost in confidence, I think I will now try at least one of the classes. Who knows, I might actually enjoy it and even socialize. Wow, now that’s a novel idea!
My point for sharing this information with you is that maybe you, too, can try to get outside of your comfort zone and see if there are any gyms in your area offering classes. You might use the excuse, “well I can’t afford the $29.00/month.” Really? Are you serious? I know that may be true for some people, but the vast majority of people will pay that to go out to eat at a restaurant, or pay more than that as a co-pay to their doctor they have to see because they are overweight and put too much stress on their knees and need an injection to relieve the pain. If we keep doing what we have always done, then we will keep getting the same result! This is the reason I recently purchased a new bicycle (I’ll save that story for another time). Next step, actually contact Marla and choose a beginner’s class. I will let you know how it goes. We can all do things to improve our health, no matter what physical or financial condition we are in. Remember, a healthy body is an active body!
Note: If you decide to join, don’t forget to take some equipment such as a yoga mat (one you know is clean and sanitized by you), water bottle, and a towel.Google+