Saturday, March 20, 2010

20th March - A New Twist

To keep it fresh I have joined our local gym. Now its in the rec centre and its a self service kind of affair. You get a pin code and can go in there 24 hours a day if you want.

I didnt know that much about it until Mike joined and I went and had a look - wow! The equipment is awesome! There is a treadmill (with auto incline) a cross trainer, a rowing machine and 2 bikes - one is recumbent. There is also half a room full of weights gear, dumbells, fit ball,s mats and medicine balls...and then a squash court!

All over the walls are posters and exercises you can do - its such a great resource.

And the membership is a tiny - $77 for 6 months..... amazing - you can come and go when you please and 9 times out of 10 there is noone else there.

I loved it this morning (my first go) and I cant wait to go again. I am going in the mornings for a number of reasons...obviously I cant take the kids so I need to go when mike is home and early is good. I also hate working out at night - Mike is the opposite and loves it. So i go early and he goes after tea.

Today I did 15 minute interval training on the treadmill (jogged at level 8), cross trainer and the recumbent bike and in between all of those I did some weights and core strengthening. I of course also did warm up and cool downs and stretches.

I listened to my iPod and sang along! Noone else there to laugh at me !!

I am so happy I joined.


  1. sounds ideal, well done Gilly. Oh and I love the new hair too!

  2. Wow that sounds perfect!! I'm so proud of you, you're doing so well! Keep it up!