We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Many of us find the energy in gyms a support for the discipline required for fitness. I do.
For a gym workout, the only discipline involved is to get there. Then you get in the groove whether it's a calis class or a yoga class or just doing your own thing.
Luckily for me, I am still working with my trainer 3 days/week. We figured out a way to do it and it is so cut-rate now that I can't afford not to do it. Plus I enjoy the guy's company a lot so we have a good time listening to podcasts. Scott Adams, Mike Rowe, Rogan. Of course, with heavies, you do not hear anything but you do during the rests.
I am getting myself out early for a run twice a week (sprint/walk intervals). The month of May is perfect outdoor running, but I miss the killer stair machine.
What are y'all doing now? Things are looking up around here, headed in the right direction but I don't know whether I want to pay my excessive gym fees in the future.
I'm looking forward to returning to the gym. My wife needs access to the warm water pool for water aerobics and I need the occasional check of a trainer to ensure that I'm maintaining form for some of the stretches I do. Besides it was a good social jumping off point for 2 retirees new to the area. I think that's what we miss most.
It's getting hot now in Austin, but in the evening shade, it's a decent temp for walking, hiking, and jogging. Some of our parks/greenbelts are open, and I was able to go kayaking/swimming on Town Lake last weekend, which was lovely. At-home yoga continues to be great because of the air conditioning, of course.
I'm still irked that my dance studio wants to take my temp upon arrival for class which are slated to start up again in June, so I may use that irritancy as a deterrent from paying for classes until that's done.
Awesome news about the cancer treatments there, browndog. I'll be watching your log on the SS forum as you get back to your old, 500-lb deadlifting, self.
My gym here in Arizona reopened this week so I've gotten two very light and easy workouts in so, trying to avoid a severe case of DOMS after a two month layoff. Next week I hope to be back to a more normal training program, will be working back up with the goal of a good showing at a meet in October.
I'm not a huge lifter, and I've been doing a lot of body-weight stuff that is fine for me to maintain enough upper body strength to suit me. Plus running and biking for cardio. I have a gym at my office that I'll continue to use in the future at some point, but I think I'm going to drop my commercial gym membership. The biggest value I got there was doing spin classes, and I'm not sure I ever want to go into a small room crammed with bikes and heavy breathing people again.
Gym here in Omaha has been closed since late March. With youngest son (Div 3 athlete) home this summer, we made the decision to CANX our memberships and started assembling our prison gym in the basement. Big fan of dead lifts and bench press, but I also throw a 35 lb ruck on my back and walk a 3 mile route 3x weekly.