Observations at the gym
- Wear shoes with laces. Keds never have been and never will be acceptable at appropriate gym attire.
- Same goes with tank tops for guys. Especially if I can see your nipples.
- Please don’t wear perfume/cologne. I don’t want to be on the bike and you walk by reeking of Abercrombie. But DO please wear deodorant. THAT can be scented.
- The cardio and weight floor should not be immediately next to the cafe. Especially when smells of coffee and cookies are present.
- Teen night is stupid. It allows teens to congregate around machines I need to use. And they’re probably infecting the machines (and each other)
- There should be an appropriate distance between each individual in the stretch area. I do not need you to do squat holds 6 inches away from where I am doing core work. Especially if you have gas, which you probably do.
- Please control your toddlers in the locker room. Also, you don’t get free reign in there just because you came in with babies.
- Speaking of babies. I think going to the gym during normal business hours is really good birth control. I cringe when I see a room full of those brats in their Spiderman outfits with dirty hands and a screechy laugh.
- NO SNACKS!
- I can see you when you flex in the mirror.
Perhaps those aren’t observations, but more like what annoys me. Anyhoo….
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Not only am I going to write about what bugs me at the gym AND provide you with a sweet hookup for some awesome activewear and prizes, but I am also going to leave you with a sweet workout!
Cardio: your choice. Incorporate INTERVALS. >It’s only for 20 minutes< Go at a moderate intensity with rest periods, then shorten the rest periods and increase the intensity. Before you know it, you’ll be huffing and puffing, but you’ll be DONE.
Strength: Lately I have been concentrating my strength workouts to specific areas (upper body, lower body, core), but this workout will be a total body one. You’re welcome.
- Single Leg deadlift (using body bar)
- Standing hamstring extension (same leg)
- Single Leg deadlift with overhead press and hamstring extension (building on the original moves)
- Bosu ball weighted squats (I do these for the length of a song- incorporating different counts to change up the effectiveness of the move. For example: 4 count on the way down, 1 up; 8 count down and up, 2 count each way, etc…)
Go through set with other leg
- Stability ball concentration curls (10) and half curls (to fatigue)
- Overhead presses
- Tricep Kickbacks
- Arnold Presses
Go through set again with curls done on other arm
- Plank up-downs with toes on bosu ball
- Side plank hip dips
- Single Arm over head press and reach with side knee crunch
Done 3 x thru
Phew! All this fitness talk makes me want to go to the gym now!