Thursday, March 8, 2012


An amazing gym was just built pretty close to our house. It's gigantic and has everything (almost!) you could possibly want in it. It is very family friendly which is why we decided to join. Our boys can take swimming lessons there, do programs and be taken care of if we want to workout. There's several basketball courts, an indoor turf, huge rock wall, indoor and outdoor pools and the usual gym stuff. The grand opening was last night and I felt like a kid in a candy store walking around and as Joel will attest, I came home giddy. I know our family will be spending a lot of time there.

Today after work I did my first yoga class. It was a slow flow class and the instructor encouraged us to keep our eyes closed as much as possible which was very interesting. I'm not great at yoga and definitely not flexible so I'm often comparing myself to others while doing it. This was great to just be in my own space and not worry about anyone else. Tomorrow I plan to go do some laps after work and on Saturday we're taking the boys swimming. Next week I have some Zumba, Pilates and Aquafit lined up. I've been doing my best to workout in my basement when possible, using DVDs and my hand weights but I confess I haven't been great at it lately. I'm excited to get back to the fun equipment and focus on getting in shape again. And with childcare, I really have no more excuses!

1 comment:

Tish said...

Oooh, we've driven by that gym as it was getting built. How's the price compared to Goodlife? We assumed super expensive because of the fancy fliers they keep sending us. Hope you enjoy it! I admit I'm a bit jealous. Because I'm out of the house all day at work, we've decided that I will workout at home. Otherwise my kids would add another couple of hours a few times a week to their daycare schedule. If hubby didn't work shift it might be different. But he does. So that is that.. Saying that I much prefer the gym environment to my basement. I'll live vicariously through you... Yoga... Zumba... So good.