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Choosing the Right Gym

Choosing the Right Gym

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  2. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    For me, the #1 factor was money because I’m on a pretty tight budget. Recently I moved into a new apartment, and the apartment has a gym inside! There are only 6 weighted machines, but a whole set of free weights, and 3 treadmills, 4 bikes, and 2 ellipticals. I can already feel it getting busier by the day which is good I guess… but annoying. 🙂

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s cool that you have access to a gym in the apartment. No excuses! I have a gym in my office, so I can use that. There are 2 treadmills, 1 elliptical, 1 bike, a weight machine and a stair stepper.

  3. Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    Omg I LOVE that headband! Hahaha! That’s awesome!

    I don’t belong to a gym right now because I just wasn’t using it enough. BUT my priorities go in this order: cost, location, classes offered! I belonged to the Y before because it was nicely situated between my work and my home, was only $50 a month and offered a lot of great classes + a pool. But when I got really into hot yoga I discovered I wasn’t using the gym enough to make it worth the $50/month so I canceled my membership. Now I do strength training at home by using free weights or doing P90X or 30-day shred!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I love it too! Sometimes I get weird looks at the gym, but oh well!

      I used to belong to the community center too and just outgrew it. It was great for when I used it just for swimming and the elliptical machine. Now, I need more options!

      As a runner having a gym membership isn’t always a must–unless you’re a fair-weather runner like me. 🙂

  4. Billie

    I am in a very lucky position where gyms are concerned. I work for the local government and have a reduced membership to my local government run gym which also happens to be 45 second walk from my house. It has a pool, amazing health suite with a jacuzzi which faces the beach and gym with classes, sports hall, squash and badminton courts. It was built relatively recently. The other gym I use is part of the same government scheme and was built last year. It is a 15 minute walk along the beach and is situated on a marina lake and offers all kinds of watersports. I will take some photos of the gyms and write about them on my blog…oh yes the gym gods certainly smiled on me.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Wow that is super lucky! Can I come work with you??

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