On October 3, 2012, 2.5 years after I retired -- I entered the gym for the first time in a long time. It was a little scary for me...
First, there is a group from my church there at the same time in the morning -- 7:30am -- and you really don't want to look funny around folks you KNOW. That was Strike One...
However, Terry encouraged me to join with him. We are going to a Planet Fitness Gyms where it's only $10 to join and $10 per month, no year long commitments, no contracts, I can quit any time. Works for me... Definitely!
This is the gym with NO Judgements, NO Critics. They even ring a bell and flash lights when someone drops the weight or makes noises... to discourage that. My husband quickly learned that when he dropped a weight on his first visit.. grin! He thought it was a fire alarm!
Since October, I've visited the gym 2-3 times a week, skipping one whole week for some great but not memorable reason. I am guessing 8 - 10 visits now.
Today, Nov. 21st, I just did 2 miles on the HILL setting... meaning the treadmill took me up and down hills (which I didn't really feel... yet!) and it took me just 35 minutes to do 2 miles.
When I first started, I did 20 minutes and almost a mile, on a much slower (and no incline) setting. That's ok too. LOOK how I improved in under ten visits! I think that's amazing! I am NOT a physical person, at all.. but if I can do even this much -- YOU CAN TOO!
Bottom Line: if you've been thinking about it, and wanted somewhere SAFE to go, consider Planet Fitness Gyms. Just click to see if any are located near you... and/or watch the Virtual Tour video below.
I really enjoy it.. maybe you will too!!
P.S. WOW.. I can't believe I just said I am enjoying the G-Y-M.. which usually is a bad word to me! Geesh! I must be sick!
P.S.S. I am NOT selling Planet Fitness, I make no money off your clicks, just simply sharing my happiness with this Gym! Really!