Why Don't You Go To The Gym?

United States
July 17, 2009 6:46pm CST
My family just recently got gym memberships for the entire family and when taking a tour through the gym there were separate rooms for guys/girls and they even had a cinema workout room where you work out in the dark watching a movie not only to keep you occupied but because sometimes people don't like other people watching them. So that got me thinking - is the reason for not joining a gym due to just being lazy or not having money or is it the fear of other people watching you work out? I know for me I love having someone else along because then its something else to focus on then everyone else around you and its easier to start a class knowing someone instead of walking in blind and thinking you're going to be the only beginner. So what is keeping you from joining a gym or what finally made you decide to use a gym?
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5 responses
• United States
18 Jul 09
I completely love the gym! I cannot join right now as there is not one near where I stay. When I get back to my "real life" I hope to join. One advantage for me is that it is never too hot or cold to work out like it can be for outdoor activities! I am somewhat self conscious though... I just figure everyone there is there for a similar purpose and we are all in it together!
• United States
18 Jul 09
That is a great mindset to have! I never really thought about just thinking that even if you're overweight or just looking to stay healthy there are probably 10+ more people in that gym at the same time that are going through the same thing as you.
@khayshenz (1384)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I used to go to the gym a lot more then than now. The reason why I took a break was because of time and money. Since my hours were reduced, I have to find a variety of ways to make money. But back in the day - I would run to the gym for warm up (it's only about 2 miles away from my house). Then do my gym thing - and run back home to cool down. So that's about 4 miles of running - and a good 30-minutes or so of weights. Oh how I miss those days. Hopefully, I'll get my butt back in the gym. It's important for my running.
• United States
21 Jul 09
Of course, I read online that cutting out gym membership fees were the best way to save a lot of money. I know for most gym members its about $40 a month and therefore over the course of the year you're paying about $500 which could go towards other thing. Even if you aren't able to join the gym again soon I hope you keep running therefore at least you are keeping up with your cardio and then maybe just try to get some weights at home to do in the mean time.
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
21 Jul 09
I would like to try going to the gym, yes I agree I would prefer to have someone with me so that I have someone to talk to. I don't want to be a new stranger in a place where most of the people seem to know each other. Other considerations are time and money. I do not have the budget to pay for the expensive membership fees of some of the gyms and I don't think the equipments of the cheaper ones are safe enough. Since I need to make ends meet, I feel like I should focus more time on trying to generate extra income rather than spend time in the gym. I do understand though, that I have to keep fit. Maybe in the near future I will be able to squeeze in some gym time to my busy schedule
@prinzcy (5036)
• Malaysia
18 Jul 09
The nearest gym from my house located around 40 km. So if I need to be in shape via exercising using them, I prefer to run around the house. It's not about being lazy, it would cost more to keep in shape. To make it up for it, I've been playing badminton after work. I'll force whoever available to become my partner. I also been assigned as PE teacher at school. It's only temporary but I can have a student as an opponent.
@busky5 (3165)
• Thailand
18 Jul 09
I have a running machine in my house.Since high oil price, i tried to go out less.I will buy everything to comfort in my family.