Gym Or The Park?
June 11, 2011 5:30am CST
What's your preference? Do you like to workout in the gym or go to your public park instead? Honestly, it feels different when I run in the park. It feels better. But since it would take me a longer time to prepare and actually go to the nearest park in my place, my usual work out takes place in our gym. I'm just thankful our building has one. What about you?
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27 Jul 11
I prefer to spend my time in the park since i can bring along my son together with me go jogging. There is a gym nearby to my home but i don't really like to go there since i can't bring my son along. In fact kids are not allowed to enter gym, so it is hard to find someone to take care him, every time i want to go gym. That's why, i still prefer going to park although it might be quite far from my home. So, most of the time i only jogging in front of my home compound.
• United States
9 Jul 11
Well , obviously one cannot find weightlifting equipment in a park, unless they developed the ability to rip things out of the ground. So for my area, I would have to go for a gym. I live by a park, but I am only in that area at night, and I already had some crazy experiences right a bike around there at night. The only health gain I got out of that is that I lived to tell about it. During the day, it isn't so bad because there are always runners and joggers, and people playing tennis and yoga. I cannot do anything around there during the day, but after a failed attempt at someone trying to stab me at night, and being shot at, I have to say I am staying out of there at night. I would just hit the weights and gain strength. Maybe the next time I do something crazy like that, I can fight the person, not the armed shooter, though.
27 Jul 11
Hi agent! Looks like you're into bodybuilding. Are you? I only go to the gym to have a run. I don't lift much weights because I might develop big muscles in my biceps and triceps. I don't want that. I only want a firm set of arms. Any tips you can give me?
• United States
30 Jul 11
To be honest, I never really gave it much thought until someone told me that I had potential to pile on muscle, and suggested I should try it. I was already a big guy and lifting heavy from playing football and overdid physical therapy from a car accident. Then I found myself craving for bigger and stronger. I guess that bug but me as they say. My family doesn't understand why, and sometimes I don't, but it makes me feel good. I am barely a novice (don't know what I am doing),so I am just getting back into the groove of it. I have played with it for a while, but it's time to stop playing and dive into it. I do admit that I am not a big fan of cardio, but I did convince myself that even bulls run, so should I. In terms of advice, it took me a minute to find out what works for me, since we are all different. I don't have any set ideas that will work for anyone (I am barely getting back into this, so I am getting help myself). I wish I could help more, but trust me, I am the last person you would want advice from. I can easily screw myself up, so I try to leave advice giving to those who know how.
26 Aug 11
Instead of going to gym I prefer jogging or brisk walking in public park or in any open space where there is fresh air. It is not only a cheaper way to exercise but also an opportunity to breathe some fresh air. Working out in a gym is also good but I don't enjoy it as much as I enjoy outdoor exercise.
8 Jul 11
I really love to walk a lot in the park and do jogging with other people who is doing the same thing as mine and it also inspire us to jog more.I usually don't workout in a gym I just work out here at home because I don't have to do anything with equipments because I enjoyed to follow the moves on the television during workouts and I don't have to spend money just to keep healthy and fit.
27 Jul 11
Hi alquizar! I go to the gym everyday just to run and walk. There are many parks here but I'm just lazy to go there. I also want to stay healthy and physically fit. You're right, we don't have to spend a dime if we really want to life a healthy life. We can use whatever we have at our disposal.
16 Jun 11
I prefer going jogging in the park. There is one very nice park near where I live, and many people go there. When the weather is favorable, I would go out there, after I get back home from work, and go jogging for atleast about 30 minutes. That's my favorite way of getting refreshed after a long day at work.
• United States
11 Jun 11
Hi beingwell, The gym is good but sometimes crowded and you don't get the workout that you need. Running at the park or my favorite the beach you get that clean fresh air that can clean out your lungs and give that expansion that you need for endurance. When you run at the gym you only get the stale air that's pumped into the gym by the air conditioner or fan. I hope you get out to the park in the near future.