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!


  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.

  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.

  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.

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

  5. That's a great deal!

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

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


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