Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lifetime Fitness, you have a spell on me....

So, I am a gym girl... I mean, I can work out anywhere including outside, but indoor gyms is where I feel home. I am guessing this might be from being in a basketball gym for 10 years and then a few. Ok, so when I was in college, it was free and I was in there by a coach's demands... which changes the whole picture. When someone is telling you what to do, its alot easier to stay in shape. After I got done playing, it was up to me to find an outlet. I am not going to lie, when I finished playing, I was burnt out and took some time off alltogether from the "work out " scene... I was also 18 pounds heavier than I am now b/c of that golden time off. Lovely, I know. OK back to the story... so after school I moved and joined 24 hour fitness b/c thats where I had worked out in the summer during college ( at home.) So I joined. That is where I fell in love with spinning. However, it was always so packed and I was waiting in line for cardio. The classes were super full, and lots of MACHO guys working out in the weights area was a struggle to get in! So, I was there for like 2 years... no BIG complaints.




But I had always wondered about good ol Lifetime Fitness.... I had worked out there once with a girl-friend in Austin and was blown away by the "experience." Hair place, restaurant, fancy locker room where you get your own key, and the agility section. I know it was quite pricey and I stayed away. Until...... my sis joined and would not stop talking about it and how great it was. Ok, so I joined, reluctantly for 64 dollars a month. I know, sounds crazy considering I was paying only 30 bucks at the other gym. I am always there so I am def getting my money's worth. After re-evaluating the situation and thinking about switching b/c sometimes I can't believe I pay that much... I have decided to stay. I can't walk away from the amazing things they offer.The classes they offer are really tuned in to the art of working out. The zones and heart rates are listed in all the class studios. They have classes that have mastered the heart rate and muscled confusion-- which is key in calorie burning and weight loss. I can't list all the classes b/c there are soooo many- but just look on the website. They have yoga, atheletic yoga, spinning ( with screens that come down to show Tour De France type races for motivation or distraction haha), No Limit cardio, spinning/circuit, an outdoor running club, the reformer machine for pilates room, yoga studio.... and so on... I could go on. There NEVER is a wait for cardio b/c they have so many. They have so much equipment available including bosou balls, bands, amazing mats, etc. They have a pool indoor and outdoor (including Aqua work outs)... the outdoor pool has a slide!! Sad to say, I haven't tried that part. Oh and the rock climbing wall seems to be a big hit too.  For the families they have soo much to offer. Tons of kids programs. So I will say, that I am under the Lifetime spell. No, I don't work for them or get any money for writing this post.... just thought I would share this experience with you. If you are up for paying money for a place that you are in alot already then please try it....or at least get a guest pass.I bet you switch and really begin to experience working out in a whole new way:)
Happy work outs...

1 comment:

Monica said...

I'm under their spell too. Lifetimer for liffffeeeee