Gym Etiquette

Wondering what to do at the gym? Good! Exercise away. Just don’t commit any of the following indiscretions listed below! I’ve witnessed (or endured) some less than polite actions recently. Some cause head scratching and others teeth clenching/tongue biting. Here we go folks:

Head Scratchers

1) Is it okay to choose a cardio machine located directly next to a stranger when there is an identical unused piece of equipment located elsewhere? Personally, I like a little space. Apparently, others like to cozy right up to fellow-exercisers…hmm. Maybe they are racing me?

2) Can you brag about leg pressing an enormous amount of weight when you only bend your knees two inches? I would have to say “NO!” Although, I chuckle when I see people do this. I don’t find it amusing when these people don’t bother to put their weights away after they finish their “leg-press,” though.

Teeth Clencher

1) Is it inconsiderate to save equipment with a towel or water bottle for long periods of time? I think it is! The other day someone ran up to me and said “I still have three sets left on that cable.” I figured he was finished because he had vacated the machine. Apparently, not! I wanted to retort, “Well, I only have two.” I didn’t though 🙂

All that being said. Please exercise. It is an investment in your health and financial well-being. Just be polite!

Have you tolerated any rude behavior at the gym? I’d love to hear about it!

Cheap Exercise Equipment…

I love/hate this exercise band! It works the gluteal muscles like none other! I bought one like this at Target for approximately $1. It’s cheap and it works. Who could ask for more?

Go HERE for exercise instructions.

*This blog reflects the opinion of the author. Please understand that all information or opinions gleaned from this blog are done so at your OWN risk*

Saving Money. Remaining Fit. P90X and Planet Fitness

My husband and I are dedicated to fitness. That being said, we aren’t fitness models but remaining healthy is important to us. How can becoming/remaining or striving to be fit save you money? Most have heard that obesity increases risk of diabetes, stroke, cancer and ect. These diseases will often land you in the hospital. (go HERE, for a CDC article regarding this topic) Hospital stays cost money. I like to save money, so I exercise. I have worked out at home to avoid gym membership costs. I have also exercised in a gym so I wouldn’t have to buy my own equipment. I believe both options are good. Read below for a review of Planet Fitness and P90X.

Here is my husbands review of P90X.

My husband did the P90X program 3 times. I missed treadmills. Thus, we both got a membership at Planet Fitness. It costs approximately $21/month for BOTH of our memberships. We are not bound to a one year contract and have never had to wait in line for any cardio equipment.

All of that being said, some money-saving blog authors will encourage you to ditch your health club membership. If you find a cheaper, yet effective way to exercise definitely cancel it! Just don’t give up on exercise! In my non-professional opinion..staying healthy will save time and money in the long run.

*This blog reflects the opinion of the author. Please understand that all information or opinions gleaned from this blog are done so at your OWN risk*