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    Re: To Gym or not to Gym

    Use your stairs, they're free.

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    Re: To Gym or not to Gym

    Like many others did, I would suggest going to the swimming pool.
    It avoids excessive tension on your ligaments and your joints, and the water resistance helps you develop some muscular mass.

    Personally tried gym myself several years ago, together with bro and dad in the hope we'd pull each other through. Alas, it didn't help and one became demotivated pretty fast. In the end, of the year we had to pay in advance, we barely did it 2 months.
    Gym is pretty much wasted money (and time too, as in fact, results don't come fast at all, resulting in demotivation).

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    Re: To Gym or not to Gym

    Gym is fine if u know what you are doing.

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    Re: To Gym or not to Gym

    Quote Originally Posted by Clingy View Post
    Occasionally do a fast (for me) 2K row which usually sees me crawling off teh machine
    My personal belief is anyone who gets up from the rower looking fine, wasn't doing it right. When you've realised you've finished, I think most bodies are tapped, and have nothing more to give, there is no shame in that!
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    Re: To Gym or not to Gym

    Gym is fine, maybe look for a smaller one in your area. You will be treated like more of a human than in these commercial gym's and wont suffer with a 12 month contract!

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    Re: To Gym or not to Gym

    I tried a gym but realised that by driving to work, (a 25 mile round trip that often took nearly 30 minutes each way) and then working out for an hour, I was paying to travel and to get an hour's exercise. Switched to cycling, got nearly two hours exercise without paying gym fees, and saved petrol.

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    Re: To Gym or not to Gym

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Ignore the BIG gyms like Virgin, Nuffield, Fitness first, LA.
    They charge too much.

    I go to my local one, which has been built recently and it is well maintained as well. I pay £6.50 everytime I use the gym. Did have to do a pay an induction fee of £25... £10 was for a special key
    I only go for the cheap ones. The big gyms are quite expensive likes their names.

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    Re: To Gym or not to Gym

    I set up a gym at home, because I'm a little self-conscious and figured it would be cheaper. I got an exercise bike for about £150, a bench for £30 and set of dumbbells for £30. That served me well for about a year to shed some fat and get a little more "fit"

    Saying that, many more gyms are doing pay as you go, so that might be an option.

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    Re: To Gym or not to Gym

    You can try home workouts if you are on a tight budget plus a discipline in your eating habits.

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