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  • kmsimmons402kmsimmons402 Member, Premium Posts: 19 Member Member, Premium Posts: 19 Member
    I only work out at home. I have 3 little ones, so getting out of the house is already a massive challenge. I wake up, have a cup of black coffee, and do my fasted workout via YouTube videos, then shower and am ready for the day right when the kids wake up. I have lost 16lbs since January this way! It just works for me. The only gear I have are 3, 5, and 8lb dumbbells, a kettlebell, and a mat. I do cardio for 45 mins MWF, and strength training for 30 mins TTH, Saturdays we usually take a family walk and Sundays I do absolutely nothing. Haha. I think it's all about finding what works best for you in terms of what you can stay consistent with!
  • whmscllwhmscll Member Posts: 2,244 Member Member Posts: 2,244 Member
    Do any of you here feel nervous about going to the gym due to Covid - 19?

    My gym membership is on hold thru mid Sept. I’ve gotten so used to exercising at home that I will probably cancel it after that, even if the virus outbreak improves. I like the money I’m saving!
  • sakurablossoms82sakurablossoms82 Member Posts: 41 Member Member Posts: 41 Member
    Before Corona came around I was thinking of getting a membership at the gym. But now I decided to wait till Corona is over. The big pro's for me are that I can do a workout whenever I want and it does not matter if I'm still in my pyjama pants and only wearing a sports bra (in a gym I find that to revealing). Also I can do it at my own pace and decide for myself if something is to hard and such. The con is that nobody can tell me if my form is correct or give me advise and push me to try harder for better results. And at home you don't have all the tools for strength training so your options are limited.
    edited July 31
  • Whydahdad71Whydahdad71 Member, Premium Posts: 234 Member Member, Premium Posts: 234 Member
    Theoldguy1 wrote: »
    Do any of you here feel nervous about going to the gym due to Covid - 19?

    No infections are low in our area and the gym does a great job of cleaning. Plus everyone walking in the door is given their own bottle of cleaner and a cloth. People are following the rules established.

    What state is your gym located in?
  • LynnJ9LynnJ9 Member, Premium Posts: 414 Member Member, Premium Posts: 414 Member
    Scottsdale Arizona:
    I joined a gym last month at 11 am. At 3 pm the same day, our Governor shut all gyms down for 30 days and has since extended the closure. My gym owner refused to close, and sued to stay open. I went every day and was so impressed with the care they took to be safe. The followed all the steps they were asked to do.
    After 1 week a judge denied his request for a stay so they had to close.
    I am looking forward to them reopening. At 115 degrees it is too hot to take walks, runs or bike rides.
    edited August 4
  • zebasschickzebasschick Member Posts: 348 Member Member Posts: 348 Member
    i love working out at home - no need to get dressed, walk to the car, drive to the gym, and then afterwards drive home. the other night, i was able to ride our exercise bike at 3 am.

    the catch for us is space. we have one of these
    https://www.valorfitness.com/BD-62-Wall-Mount-Cable-Station_p_459.html
    attached to my room wall next to a plate tree and a number of attachments. right next to some dumbells, a bullworker and some more smallish gear including a good quality set of resistance bands with handles and a not-as-good set of resistance bands.

    and we have a recumbent exercise bike in the dining room and a total gym in the living room next to my little stepper. my husband is drooling over a folding rower, but i don't know if we can shoehorn it in.

    i don't care for the local gyms, traffic is quite heavy, so working out at home seems the best option.
  • Whydahdad71Whydahdad71 Member, Premium Posts: 234 Member Member, Premium Posts: 234 Member
    LynnJ9 wrote: »
    Scottsdale Arizona:
    I joined a gym last month at 11 am. At 3 pm the same day, our Governor shut all gyms down for 30 days and has since extended the closure. My gym owner refused to close, and sued to stay open. I went every day and was so impressed with the care they took to be safe. The followed all the steps they were asked to do.
    After 1 week a judge denied his request for a stay so they had to close.
    I am looking forward to them reopening. At 115 degrees it is too hot to take walks, runs or bike rides.

    115!
  • gesundundmuntergesundundmunter Member Posts: 187 Member Member Posts: 187 Member
    LynnJ9 wrote: »
    Scottsdale Arizona:
    I joined a gym last month at 11 am. At 3 pm the same day, our Governor shut all gyms down for 30 days and has since extended the closure. My gym owner refused to close, and sued to stay open. I went every day and was so impressed with the care they took to be safe. The followed all the steps they were asked to do.
    After 1 week a judge denied his request for a stay so they had to close.
    I am looking forward to them reopening. At 115 degrees it is too hot to take walks, runs or bike rides.

    I hear you, LynnJ9. I am in Tucson, AZ. AC running all day with hefty bill, under-desk biking and Zoom ballet classes. It takes effort to get my heavy dance mat ready but at 60, I am wary about going back to the studio anytime soon.
  • 4legsRbetterthan24legsRbetterthan2 Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 18,122 MFP Moderator Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium Posts: 18,122 MFP Moderator
    no commute, I already spend enough time in the car thank you very much (the closest gym for me is 15 minutes away)
    edited August 4
  • HeidiCooksSupperHeidiCooksSupper Member, Premium Posts: 3,775 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,775 Member
    Just FYI for those thinking of setting up a home gym: used weight machines, benches, etc. are CHEAP! Watch Craig's list, ebay, thrift stores, etc. I had a big home gym machine where I used to live and finally ended up giving it away to charity. You can probably get a $2000 machine for as little as $200.
  • Dogmom1978Dogmom1978 Member Posts: 589 Member Member Posts: 589 Member
    Just FYI for those thinking of setting up a home gym: used weight machines, benches, etc. are CHEAP! Watch Craig's list, ebay, thrift stores, etc. I had a big home gym machine where I used to live and finally ended up giving it away to charity. You can probably get a $2000 machine for as little as $200.

    I built my own home gym AND started a mom and pop business selling used gym equipment just off of shopping on Facebook marketplace and eBay.
  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Member Posts: 1,231 Member Member Posts: 1,231 Member
    Just FYI for those thinking of setting up a home gym: used weight machines, benches, etc. are CHEAP! Watch Craig's list, ebay, thrift stores, etc. I had a big home gym machine where I used to live and finally ended up giving it away to charity. You can probably get a $2000 machine for as little as $200.

    Don't know where you are but around here stores can't keep any exercise equipment in stock and people selling their used stuff are getting 50%+ more in many cases than pre-Covid and if you're not the first one there you're too late.

    It's a seller's market.
  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Member Posts: 1,231 Member Member Posts: 1,231 Member
    Theoldguy1 wrote: »
    Do any of you here feel nervous about going to the gym due to Covid - 19?

    No infections are low in our area and the gym does a great job of cleaning. Plus everyone walking in the door is given their own bottle of cleaner and a cloth. People are following the rules established.

    What state is your gym located in?

    Central Illinois.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 22,287 Member Member Posts: 22,287 Member
    Do any of you here feel nervous about going to the gym due to Covid - 19?

    I don't even want to go to physical therapy or get a hair cut these days, let alone go to the gym.

    It's been too hot for me to get my cardio outside like I usually do, which has forced me to get creative inside.
  • jacqQ2017jacqQ2017 Member Posts: 225 Member Member Posts: 225 Member
    Theoldguy1 wrote: »
    Don't know where you are but around here stores can't keep any exercise equipment in stock and people selling their used stuff are getting 50%+ more in many cases than pre-Covid and if you're not the first one there you're too late.

    It's a seller's market.

    Same. I responded to someone selling some weights and a bench within 2hrs of it being listed and he already had two people ahead of me coming to look at it.
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