The total body conditioning class I teach is always packed — like 70 people. Each participant literally gets about a 3 x 3 foot area to move in, and we use a step platform, hand weights and a resistance band. I had a gal after class today come up to me and say, “We are packed in this room like sardines, but we still get such a great workout.” She’s correct. I often remind the class that we are burning like 600 calories yet barely moving out of our little space — that’s amazing.
I recently came across an article about a survey that I thought was inspiring and hopeful! Here’s the beginning of the article:
“A recent consumer survey finds that the majority of Americans are unwilling to give up their fitness club memberships in a tightening economy, but many are taking cost into consideration. The survey, conducted by Opinion Research Corp. and sponsored by Anytime Fitness, found that of those already belonging to health clubs, 60 percent said they will keep their current memberships. Another 23 percent plan to keep their memberships but downsize to more affordable health clubs.”
I know we are all carefully choreographing our schedules at this time of year and the holiday hoop-la and social events can put our fitness routines in a parking spot. SO – I’ll remind you that exercise does not require a whole lot of space or a big chunk of time!