Curves is my gym and the one I go to is closing. I am going to be going to a new gym that is more traditional with machines, yoga classes, etc and oh btw, it's co-ed and I am freaking out a bit.
I knew over a month ago that my gym was closing. I have been prepared for it and knew the new gym I was going to. I went and checked it out. It's nice, not as traditional as a 24 hour fitness but it sure as heck isn't Curves.
For those of you who don't know what Curves is it's a specialty gym just for women. It's a circuit where you have hydraulic resistant machines (get out of it what you put into it machines that target different muscles) that are designed specifically for women in between "recovery stations" that are basically mats that are on the floor. On these mats you can run in place, stretch, do jumping jacks, or whatever. You change stations every 30 seconds and there are 24 stations in total. So 12 machines, 12 mats. You go around twice (I do three times) and then after you stretch on what looks like a jungle gym. I have had great results (45 pounds in 3 1/2 months). The only other one is 11 miles away and i'm not driving 22 miles just to work out.
The best thing about it is the ladies there. We exercise and chat. Ok, gab mostly, about our lives, kids, the silly neighbor down the road and before you know it, your workout is over. The encouragement from the ladies is amazing and I am not looking forward to not having that. Ok, I am scared. I am comfortable where I am and don't want to change.
This is more of a vent post than anything else. I am sure everything is going to be fine but the gym closes this coming Friday and the closer that date gets here the more I am starting to realize my comfort zone for healthy exercise is not going to be there. I do have a new membership at the new gym already so its not like i am out in the rain without an umbrella but darn it, I feel like a little kid and wanna throw a sippy cup and throw a fit and maybe they won't close my gym. lol Huffs!