I knew as soon as Patton began CW last fall that I would be able to go to the gym more often. I. unlike a lot of people enjoy working out. So I joined Anytime Fitness. I think it's one of the cleaner of the gyms that I've been to. I went every Mon-Wed as soon as I dropped Patton off. Then I discovered that a church 5 minutes from my house has a fitness center complete with childcare and unlimited classes for $15 a month. Although I kept my membership at Anytime, as soon as I discovered the "Church gym" I was in love! I have been there since September and have made so many new friends that will be forever friends. I have invited everyone that I talk to on a regular basis and some that I don't even know.
There is a funny story that my friend Suzanne tells. I had never met her before but had heard wonderful things about her. She married my old friend Mitchell. She says "I met Miriam at the fair and the first thing she said was "Do you go to a gym?" First of all I think it's hilarious that that's EXACTLY how it happened. We were walking into the fair and I saw Mitchell. I had to go hug him and when I did I introduced myself to his wife, realized that she a then little baby and thought that maybe she'd like to come to the church gym with me….. since they offer childcare and all :) She joined, likes it… Spin is her favorite.
I take almost every morning class that they offer with the exception of "stretch it out" and yoga. I take kickboxing, insane cardio, insane strength, spin, and have even discovered that I have a LOVE of Zumba.
I LOVE a good competition so, the weighted wall squat was right up my ally. We finally called it a tie with 60 seconds holding 345 lbs.