I heard you. Are you wanting to work out during this shelter-at-home order but can’t hit the gym because it’s closed? Do you find it hard to get moving and stay consistent because you need accountability?
I have heard this time and again from people in my community: “I need a gym, a personal trainer and group fitness classes to stay consistent and hold me accountable.”
I totally understand because I used to think this way too. In fact, I even went to an evening Jazzercise class with my sister-in-law when I was a newlywed. This is why I am here today to tell you about a story of how I came to realize that you do not need a gym membership to be consistent with your fitness.
25 years ago, I would fight traffic home from work, rush around to change clothes, find my water bottle and towel, then drive up to the rec center to meet my sister-in-law for a Jazzercise class. Then after class, we would chat and I wouldn’t get home until around 8:30 or 9:00 pm. I would be so tired and hungry that we would end up eating from a drive-thru which totally negated the workout!!
Jazzercise classes were supposed to get me in shape and help me lose a few pounds. It was a lie I was repeating to myself day after day.
I had an “aha!” moment that I could save a lot of time if I worked out at home. At that time, I worked full-time and was a part-time college student. I did not have time to spare!
Today, I will give you 4 reasons why needing a gym membership is not necessary.
Let us break things down once and for all!
● You can schedule your workout sessions on your phone calendar same as you would an expensive session with a personal trainer. Would you ever miss a session you paid for?? NOPE.
● Minimal equipment (if any) is needed for all of the workouts I talk about. Also, you can take your workout anywhere there is internet access, so space is not an issue either.
● Accountability is not a problem when you join my FREE group. It’s just us girls…we check in to a private app to log our workouts and cheer each other on. (CLICK HERE TO JOIN)
As you can see, the thinking that a person needs the gym to get moving is actually untrue… I will always remember that fateful day when I realized that I could be consistent with my fitness and take back my time that I so desperately needed to focus on other things. I no longer believed that gyms and personal trainers were the ONLY way.
Here’s to better things to come!
As always, I’m rooting for you in your health and fitness journey!