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    Default Should I change gyms or not bother with gym

    I have a gym membership but haven't used for a few months as I had a medical issue in pregnancy that meant I couldn't really exercise without aggravating the pain so had to keep it low impact.
    My current gym is good but hard to get to ( we only have 1 car so if DH is at work I can't get to it)
    A new gym is opening up closer to home and it's got me thinking I should join it however I am wondering if I should even bother and look at alternative methods of exercise.
    What do you do to exercise?

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    With your old gym - most gyms will re-imburse your fee based on medical grounds.

    Look for one with a creche One that you can get to regularly whilst DH is at work. I pay yearly and it works out very cheap that way. The kids also get to socialise, get used to someone else looking after them. It gets you out of the house and connecting with people too.

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    Go to whatever gym has a creche. Otherwise you will never end up going.

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    I have bought gym memberships in the past but I never end up using the whole years worth because I get bored with the repetition of the classes/equipment. I find going on a casual basis better and it also means I go to different things not always held at or available at the gym eg: swimming, yoga etc. We also do a lot of walking/bushwalking in the warmer months (which is free!) and walk to playgroup with ds and so on.

    I've bought an 8 pass class session for something recently, and I have found after 8 classes I've had enough and I'm ready for something else.

    I get bored easily!

    ETA If you are still after low impact, look for maternity swimming classes in your local area. I did a lot of swimming while preggo and also did physio aqua classes/stretching classes too which helped keep my fitness up without going overboard.
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    The new gym will probably offer a two week few trial or something similar, you could give that a go first. Is it walking distance? My gym has a creche but honestly, I prefer to go before DH leaves for work. I hate using the creche, it takes up too much of my morning. I go at 5.30am, home by 6.30 and DH leaves for work at 6.45. It's early, but it's out of the way for the day. I can only drive to my gym, too far too walk.
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    Both 24/7 both have crèche . New one is still to be open so no trial classes but good founding member deals. I'm wondering if I can maintain fitness without a gym at all

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    Do they have variety, ie. classes, gym, pool, etc?
    Do they have classes at times that you are interested in?

    It rains a lot here, so particularly in winter it's often our only outing for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Both 24/7 both have crèche . New one is still to be open so no trial classes but good founding member deals. I'm wondering if I can maintain fitness without a gym at all
    Absolutely you can. Set of dumbbells and a decent walking route, and you can definitely exercise without a gym. If you Google at home exercise programs you'll be inundated. The only reason I don't do that is because I find the act of going to the gym motivates me more to work out than being at home IYKWIM.


 

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