Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-31-2007, 11:46 PM   #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
julesrose84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maine
Posts: 5

S/C/G: 220/200/150

Height: 5'8.5"

Smile Do you have a godo gym routine?

I just got a membership at Planet Fitness. I was wondering if anyone has a routine that they like or that works well for them. I really have no clue what to do. My goal is weight loss (mostly around my middle). I wouldn't mind a little toning either. Thanks for any help!
julesrose84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 12:06 AM   #2  
searching 4 the real me
 
ssgtswife33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sin City
Posts: 342

Default

Hi jules!! I go to the gym every morning myself. I try to dedicate atleast 2hrs at the gym. My mid-section is my problem too or as some call your core area. One thing that I have noticed that helps me is using the ball on your workouts. I use one at the gym and I have one at the house. I love it!! I take a Core Power class at my gym and they use the Bosu in the class also. That is another great tool to use for mid-section. I take turns with arms and legs but everyday I include workouts for mid-section.
ssgtswife33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 08:35 AM   #3  
Member
 
iconoclast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 91

Height: 5'9"

Default

If you can afford it, get a personal trainer to show you the ropes. If you really don't know what to do, then a trainer will help, and you'll take weight off faster with the use of a trainer as well.

If not, well, then a good rule is to do some cardio exercises (running, exercise bike, elliptical, rowing, aerobics classes) and some resistance training every visit to the gym. This is what I do. I alternate the cardio I do, usually 45-60 minutes, and then I do 30-45 minutes of resistance training, alternating which parts of the body I work. So one day is leg and butt day, another arms and back day, and another chest and abs day.

Also, about once a week, I try to throw in some flexibility exercise, like yoga or pilates (which will also tone your muscles nicely). If you are just getting started, take some classes! They are fun and you'll make gym friends.
iconoclast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 10:00 AM   #4  
Raised by a cup of coffee
 
modkittn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 2,494

S/C/G: 220.4/162

Height: 5'8"

Default

I'm probably in the minority, but I don't go to a gym. I walk/jog and I have weights and fitness videos at home that I use. I want to buy a treadmill before the winter this year so that I can keep up my walking/jogging routine once it starts to get cold.
modkittn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 10:10 AM   #5  
Junior Member
 
mikex1337's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 16

Default

Try to take group classes (e.g. biking, aerobics, power train, yoga). This collective motivation goes a long way and keeps you going to the gym on a regular basis. I do this at my local YMCA and I usually don't miss any sessions because it's actually fun and I get to meet people.
mikex1337 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2007, 07:58 PM   #6  
Member
 
DaisyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 89

Default

Like Mikex1337, I LOVE to take the classes, I'm never on the machines unless I have no choice (i.e. working late nights after all the classes are done.. boo). Spinning, cardio classes, ab classes, and various strength training classes are my favorites and if you are not doing it right, the instructor lets you know (in a nice way hopefully)!! Also, when you go at it alone, you feel like quitting when it gets hard (or maybe that is just me :P) but in a class, time flies by so quickly that you won't get a chance to quit.

Anyway, good luck!!
DaisyJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 12:01 AM   #7  
I hate chub-rub!
 
kellibee2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 96

Height: 5'6"

Default

I'm still in college, so I actually schedule in time between classes, so it's not enough time to leave campus, but long enough to be bored crazy if I don't go to my school's gym. I"m sneaky like that
kellibee2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 09:21 AM   #8  
Junior Member
 
shertz1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 8

S/C/G: 210/165/140

Height: 5'4

Default

Let me add to Mike and Daisy's love of classes ...

I find it hard to push myself to do cardio -- I hate everything about those machines. Classes (esp. high intensity ones like kickboxing and sports circuit, which is an hour of sprinting) force me to work to keep up with the other people around me. The collective motivation goes a long, long way. I run half a mile before I do them -- I'm trying to work my way up to a mile.

I also love to swim. I do either a mile swim, a timed 30-minute swim, or pyramid sprints (50 yds, 100 yds, 200 yds, 500 yds (x2), 200 yds, 100 yds, 50 yds, in that order).
shertz1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2007, 10:02 PM   #9  
Senior Member
 
Dreamer85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 271

S/C/G: 225/225/150

Height: 5'9"

Default

I'm all about those magazines and magazine websites... Like Shape, Fitness, Self, etc... They have great work outs, that really challenge you and I always "feel" them in a good way.

And I think its the best, because a lot of people have NO IDEA what they're doing when they're working out (Me included).
Dreamer85 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2007, 04:19 AM   #10  
Senior Member
 
kateconfessional's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Washington, D.C.
Posts: 141

Height: 5'2"

Default

i'm doing a summer internship in china right now, so i use the gym in the hotel nearby. it's perfect, i go to there 5-6 times a week. i use the elliptical in the morning before work for 20 minutes, then after work, i use the treadmill for 10 minutes and then the crosstrainer for 20 minutes. after that i do some weight training. feels great afterwards! i sometimes take classes (aerobics, pilates, dance aerobics) too..they're really fun!

when i back at college in the states, i schedule a time between classes to go my school's gym. usually cardio for 30-40 minutes, then weight training. i try for 5-6 times a week.
kateconfessional is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:03 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.