I Joined A Gym!

You guys I am stoked!

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You all know I love me some fitness.  I’m kind of a freak for it — as in my husband pretty much kicks me out of the door when I haven’t worked out because I’m crabby.

Well, today, I did something that makes my little fitness obsessed heart VERY happy.  I joined 24 hour fitness!

Here’s the thing.  I live about 15-20 miles of the worst possible traffic in the Denver area for work.  Anyone who knows Denver traffic knows that I-25 basically SUCKS.  At rush hour?  Forget about it.  Drive.Me.Insane.

I am on a 10 hour day schedule, which means somewhere around 7-5.  Not.Exactly.Ideal.   So my answer to this problem was a gym membership!  I figured I can get off work, go work out for an hour or so, and completely miss the major traffic.

PERFECT!

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This equals one happy Ashley.  And one added benefit?  There is another location about 5 minutes from my house in the Highlands, so over the long weekends I can still go to the gym if I’m not skiing/running.  WOOT!

WIN

Workout

Because I was signing up to be a member, it took me a hot minute to sign up and get the paperwork filled out, so overall I was there for about an hour and a half.  But most of that time was spent doing a KILLER fun workout.  Here’s how it went down:

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10 minute warm up on a GHETTO stair stepper

{so noted that this 24 hour fitness is not the nicest place in the world, but it gets the job done people}

Bicep curls

Did a descending work out starting at 15 reps, then 14, 13. . . to one. 20 lbs

10 more stair stepper minutes

Actually got on a good stair stepper this time…just saying.

Forward Row

Same descending style work out with a forward row.  20 lbs

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Stability Ball Sit Ups

Same descending style:  15, 14, 13, body weight.

5 minute cool down on the stair stepper

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Overall I’d say it was a successful first trip back to the gym!  It was SO great to be back after 2 years {I had a gm in my apartment building, but it was hardly complete}.  So far my only major complaint about the gym is that it doesn’t have rowing machines but I’m hopeful that the Highlands location may have one…just saying.

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9 thoughts on “I Joined A Gym!

  1. as much as i love running outdoors (and i LOVE IT), i must must have at least one gym at all times. thankful for the one in my building, and i have another that has locations in NYC and upstate, so i can use all over. glad you found one you like and happy gym-ing! nice muscle, chick. 🙂

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