Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Not A Good Sign

um, so just as i've further strengthened my resolve to work out regularly, the fates have conspired against me.

because you know what isn't a good thing to find at your gym?

the lights off, the doors locked, and bars (yes, bars) in front of the entrance. and a sign. that says they are closed for good. sorry.

that means i am gymless.

of course, i will persevere, but this will be tricky. i need to find a place i can afford, that doesn't intimidate me, and that i can get to easily enough (easily enough = not somewhere i will excuse myself from going if it's, you know, raining...).

boo.

23 comments:

  1. Oh that's harsh! I used to think that women's only gyms would suck because there was no eye candy. And there isn't.

    BUT because there are no boys to impress, it seems to not attract the 8 pound bimbos with more make up than sweat. And even the skinny bitches (my apologies to any skinny bitches reading. I'm jealous, not mad) seem to put the goods away when they are alone among other women.

    Maybe they're afraid we'll kill them and eat them if they show too much skin? Anyway, they're gaining in popularity, so you might have luck checking them out. Good luck to you!

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  2. let me know when you ever want to go for a walk! we could meet halfway for a drink ;-)

    xoxo

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  3. That stinks! The couldn't send a letter in the mail to all their members?! You'd better make sure they don't charge you for June!!

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  5. there was no warning at all? wow harsh! I hope you find something soon. goodluck!

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  6. Hey Kristy.. Check this deal out.. I don't know if you would be interested..

    Fat Wallet

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  7. didn't that one just open?!

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  8. I'm considering the Civic Center Y... we could have stairmaster parties!

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  9. Wow, that just stinks.

    I like a woman's only gym because I am a bit less self-conscience.

    Of course, it doens't get me there any more often that when I went to a co-ed gym, but on the rare occasion I go, I am not trying to suck my gut in and walk with my butt tight so it looks like it is big but muscular. It really makes my form much better.

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  10. What's a "gym"?

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  11. I started my first campaign here by walking in my neighborhood, and finding hills (tough in SF, I know) and gradually moving up to jogging. I eventually joined 24-hr, but immediately quit going when I got a job guiding tourists in Yosemite. An hour of hiking on hills (down 1 mile and back 1 mile) 3 times a week did more to create baggy pants than regular running and weights at the gym. But we can't escape the calorie equation. Red wine is not only good for your heart, but it has many fewer calories than most other drinks, something like 21 or 40s. May I buy you a glass Thursday?

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  12. I work out at a Gold's Gym and it's the best of both worlds. . .there is eye candy, but when you get tired of lifting weights in the section with all the meatheads (making really awful, humorous faces because they're lifting so much weight!), there's a "women's only" section with cardio equipment and free weights. My boyfriend used to get really mad that women had their own section, because, as he said, "I get tired of being ogled too!" (yeah right!). I think he secretly thought all the hot girls were sneaking back there to avoid HIS ogleing, but then when I joined, I informed him that the women's only section is for those days when you're feeling not so cute, so he wasn't missing anything. All the 8-pound girls still hang out in the main part. (Which is unfortunate because it makes it harder to push them out of the way to get the elliptical in front of Law & Order, without someone seeing or hearing them squeal.)

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  13. I literally know EXACTLY how you feel. My gym closed last year out of no where and I had rented a locker and my stuff was still inside. Argh. I was SO angry that day. They sent out NO letters and didn't call anyone at all. My roommate was also a member, except she didn't have a locker. Just another reason why I hate the gym.

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  14. No warning at all? Hmmm... sounds like Divine Intervention. God must like your ass just as it is.

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  15. Was it Curves? Someone else, who teaches fitness, wahtched a "women's only" gym close with absolutely no notice. Seems like a trend...

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  16. There are better Curves near by - go to Van Ness at Union - they'll honor your membership for free and they are so sweet there. Ask for Nicole, Sally or Susan. Theyll hook you up.

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  17. HAHAHA ... good one, SF Knitter! Me and my three pieces of cake during work yesterday are with ya there! (HEY .. the cake had fruit filling which made it HEALTHY, right?! Right!) :)

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  18. And then there are those of us who think a locked-up gym is the *perfect* kind. ;o)

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  19. Dude, that "anonymous" who knows where the gyms are seems to be in the know. Go him/her, but forget that anyway! Kristy, this is a sign from God! You're not supposed to work out anymore! You're done with weight loss! :) On the other hand, how unprofessional of them. I think one of the saddest realizations I've made as an "adult" is that "adults" often behave in a way I wouldn't accept from teenagers.

    *maybe the back part caught fire and the firemen didn't come this time because they knew you weren't going to be there?

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  20. Well, if you have Netflix, you can order exercise videos from them in the meantime. I like aerobics (okay, I don't but if I have to work out, that's what I do) and there are also some not-too-annoying weight training videos. Just a thought. This way you can exercise from home and keep working out until you find another gym.

    Not that I've exercised in months...

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  21. Okay, K. Don't let you eyes glaze over when I suggest this: Fitness Boot Camp!

    You KNOW you need to kick it up. You KNOW you need someone telling you what to do. You know you just want to show and not have to think, just DO! I'm in one now and it rocks. I show up at 6am (they have a 7am class too!) and they kick my ass every day. It really sucked for the first couple of weeks, I won't lie, but I lost 12 pounds of fat in 6 weeks last time and now I can even do some real push ups. I lost the weight without having to change my eating habits too much. Now, I look foward to it every day. I love it that I just show up and they tell me what to do. They don't yell at you like the military or anything, it's actually fun. It's outdoors and at different locations so it doesn't get old. No two are workouts are alike. I go Monday-Friday, but they do have M/W/F classes.

    Cost: It's more than a gym membership, for sure; however, I'm actually getting RESULTS and am accountable for showing up. It makes a big difference.

    Some possibilities for you:

    http://www.outfitfitness.com/
    http://startfitness.com/
    http://www.bootcampsf.com/

    *love*
    ~T

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  22. I found another one in SF:

    http://www.bootcamp360.com/

    ~T

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  23. I belong to the Embarcadero Y and go swimming everyday at lunch time...ok, well, not EVERY day...ok, well, it's been a few months...ALRIGHT... So I haven't been for a year what's your point? Anyway...LAST year I was swimming every other day during my lunch hour and lost 20 lbs in two months. I didn't change my diet and I certainly did not give up my beers and Vodkas!! I just did some really quick, hard laps. I don't know how far you live from work but I also started walking home from the Fin. Dist. to Valencia St. Anyway...I'm afraid I may not make it to the shin-dig tonight. I'm really bummed. I hope you have another one sometime and here's to a fun evening with all your IIF's. Cheers. N~

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