I'll be honest, I do belong to a "gym".
It is a small and dusty back room, down the hill, at our local footy club. The club has a hall, overlooking a very lovely oval. The hall is used for ping pong and scouts. And at the back, tacked onto the end of the hall, is the "studio".
The studio contains an elliptical cross trainer thing, a stationary bike, a solitary treadmill, a few benches and a couple of sets of weights. There is a boxing bag hung from the roof, and a boom box in the corner. There is a weird looking rowing machine thingo too, which I am nervous about getting strapped into.
I do more at home or on the streets than I ever do in the "gym".
But the weekly connection with the "gym" (and the scales, should I ever chose to get on them again.) is good for me. I work harder when I have paid for it. I pay $10 a week to use the "gym". This gets me an hour on all the machines and the "luxury" of someone shouting at me to work a little bit harder, and to lift a little bit heavier.
$10 well spent, I would suggest? (Especially when I look at my lovely lady arms.........)
So when I tell you I am off to the gym, please do not envisage me lycra'd up, in some mirrored high tech health club?
Think of me doing anything active, because something is better than nothing, every single time.
Tell me, home? Gym? Walking? Swimming? How do you exercise?