Monday, October 31, 2011

Gym Workout:: FREE!

God has given a gust of grace the past few months and as a result I've been able to stick to a walking regime. I've been averaging 8-9 blocks a day .. 4-5 days a week. I have more energy and I enjoy the walk. I take my dog and listen to sermons on my IPOD. It's an awesome time.

Unfortunately, I'm having some problems with one of my feet. I started thinking that it might help this old bod if I did something different a few days a week instead of walking.

I considered joining a gym but it's $20-$30 a month. The thing about adding something to the budget is that it's hard to cut it in the future. It's just better to do without it if possible.

I called the local Senior Citizen Center and sure enough they had a gym room. I didn't have high expectations but was more than pleasantly surprised. All the equipment was updated. They had 3 stationary bikes (digital with all kinds of programs and gadgets), a weight machine, and some kind of stepping machine. There are 3 flat screen TV's on the wall which you can listen to with earphones attached to your machine.

My husband and I paid $1 each to be trained on the equipment. The best part is that we will NEVER have to pay another penny to use the equipment. The 'gym' is open M-F from 8:30-4:15pm. The gym is less than 5 minutes from our home.

You only have to be 50 years old to use the facility. I guess there are a few perks to getting old!

7 comments:

  1. Good for you with the walking routin! You are very blessed. Even a senior here still has to pay the rates for joining a community centre plus a fee every time one uses the facilities. It works out to more than the cost of your monthly gym fee but is still cheaper than a regular gym. It is nice you and your husband can enjoy the senior's gym together. It looks equipped with the things I would like to use on a regular basis ;-) I do like your new blog background too by the way.

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  2. This sounds great, I am a little young to attend it yet and I don't know if they do this in Australia but thanks for the post. I used to walk every day once upon a time to I will have to get back in to the routine of it. Thanks for your encouraging post.

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  3. Good for you on maintaining the exercise! And being resourceful with the Sr. Center. That will be helpful when the weather gets too cold for walking outdoors.

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  4. So good you can do it together, in addition to being free.

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  5. That's a great deal!

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  6. Wow, that's great! Now you can still get your exercise if the weather's bad.

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  7. This is great...... the exercise is so good for you and free makes it even better.

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