I have to admit that I have been guilty of skipping my morning gym class at least once or twice a week, which is only logical, considering that I do not exercise outside of my home. However, a gym class can be a great way to be active and learn new moves and techniques.
I’ve noticed that most gyms have regular morning classes and evenings and evenings out for fitness classes. And there is nothing wrong with those classes. They are a great place to learn new moves, techniques, and exercises. They also allow you to get a good workout in as well. But what I don’t understand is why, when I go to a gym, I have to take a class before I can use the machine.
Well, some gyms are very strict on the matter. Others, like my current gym, let the schedule decide. I only get to take a class when I find a class that I can use. So I can either take 2 classes in 2.5 hours at a time, or go 2.5 hours without taking a class. The choice is yours.
I don’t understand this whole thing of “when I go for a workout I can only use it if I find one that I can use. So I have to take 2 classes in 2.5 hours at a time. This is stupid”. I take classes all the time and they are all very useful. I know that I can’t use them in a gym. I use them in my house. I use them in my car. I use them in my house.
The thing that upsets me about this is that it is so dumb. I don’t expect anyone to go to a gym and expect to get a workout in 4.5 hours. I can train for 2.5 hours and still go 1.5 hours without a class. I’d much rather train for 2.5 hours and only go for 3. I don’t see why I need to take a class I can only use if I find one I can use.
We are not talking about someone walking into a gym and saying, “I’m here to train.” We are talking about someone who has a trainer and she tells him that he has to change his exercise routine. That is a very different scenario.
The biggest problem with gyms these days is that they don’t even really exist, and you’re forced to go to the same place every day. This makes it pretty hard to get a good workout. If you can train 2.5 hours and go for 3 hours, I think you have a better chance of getting a good workout than someone who spends 4.5 hours in a gym and then never goes to class.
It’s not just about the gym. The gym is a good place to get a good workout, but it’s not the only place. If you can train 4 hours, you can do better than someone who trained 2.5. So by training 4 hours in a gym you can train 1.5 hours in a gym.
I guess I didn’t really have a choice. If you want to move your body, you need to get your body moving! I love the idea of working out, but its not always easy to do. If you can squeeze in a workout while waiting for your kids to get to bed, you can squeeze in a workout while waiting for your husband to work out.
I think the term “retro fitness” is a bit of a misnomer. It’s not fitness in the sense that you’re getting your cardio in through a treadmill, but in the sense that the workout is familiar and the results you achieve are the same. If you want to get fit, you’ll need to start with a few new gym machines and get your cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training in there.