I mentioned in a previous post that my gym will be closing for about three months starting in mid-December. I did not take the news well. If you’ve ever glanced at my Workout Log, you may have noticed that I primarily take group fitness classes. Even though the gym doesn’t close until mid-December, classes end on November 30th. You guys, I am running out of time to figure out my plan of attack.
I considered joining another gym, but there aren’t that many options that are as convenient for me. There is a gym I can use at work, which is a viable option. There are other gyms around my area, they are just more of a drive and I know I won’t be motivated to go, especially with the colder weather.
Here are the options I’m currently tossing around—
Currently, my fitness DVD collection is pretty limited. I’ve considered stocking up on a few—a mix of cardio and strength. Chris has the Insanity DVDs, but I’m not really interested in getting into that.
I was able to try and review FitnessGlo at the beginning of the year through a campaign with Fitfluential, but I didn’t end up renewing my subscription because of having a gym membership.
FitnessGlo is only $12/month, so it’s a pretty cost-effective option; plus, there are tons of workouts to choose from. I was impressed with the service when I tried it out, so this could be a great option!
I pin lots of different workouts, but I rarely use them. Most of what I pin requires little to no equipment, so this option wouldn’t require me to invest in much, if anything. I also like the idea of finally utilizing some of the stuff I spend endless hours scanning on that time-suck of a website!
Since running requires no equipment, it may become my go-to form of cardio. Thankfully, I’m pretty sure my gym will be offering spin classes at a different location while they’re renovating, so I’ll have that as a cardio option too. (Although I’m sure it’ll be a pay-per-class deal, which could get expensive.)
I don’t mind running, but winter running is a different ball game. It isn’t even the temperatures that bother me; it’s the process of getting dressed and geared up—what a pain!
Create my own Workouts
This is probably my least favorite option because frankly, I don’t want to spend time thinking about a workout. I can’t just jump in and start doing things; I need to have a game plan ahead of time. I really don’t have the extra time to spend thinking of good, effective workouts, so I might only resort to this a handful of times.
I guess I should add that my home workout equipment is very limited. I’ve got a set of 5 lb. weights and a resistance band. I could probably buy a few more weights, but buying say, an elliptical, is out of the question.
So what do you guys think?
Do you have a gym membership? If you don’t, and you workout at home, what do you usually do? Do you have any really fantastic at-home workouts? Leave links! What options haven’t I thought of yet?