Where I was the only one running on the treadmill…lame… no one to talk to OR the “cardio machines”/weights were so packed with people on their phones or wearing headphones that even I couldn’t start a conversation other than a funky body language to ask them how many more sets they have. So I thought I would join the classes they offered. Having been an Group X instructor it is a pain in the a** when clients/members/athletes have chatter when you are trying to instruct. So in order to show respect, I kept to myself. I have joined this gym to meet people and it has been an epic fail. On top of all that, these people didn’t care if I was daily or not. They didn’t care that I needed the workout more for the mental that day vs the physical. In July 2009 I found a community that took me in and made me successful. When I wasn’t there, it was a facebook/twitter/email message asking me where I was…and it wasn’t just from my Coach. I had become part of a team, I had to be there to cheer my fellow athletes along when we suffered through things like, “Cindy” or “Angie”…heck I even paid to do stuff like “Murph” so I could be there with my teammates. My teammates looked like this…no ear phones, strong and lean, and we travled in a pack!
With all that ramble manble jumble, you can get a good workout in outside, you don’t NEED to break the bank for a “global gym” membership…ask any of my athletes. You NEED a community! This can be your spouse, girlfriend/boyfriend, your parents, your friends…build a community that will pick you up on the days you are low. I have always said and I will say it again: