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Exercise and Equipment Looking into a stair climber? Maybe a treadmill? Talk to others here and ask their opinions.

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Old 03-11-2005, 02:02 PM
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Unfortunately I haven't been able to exercise for over a year now. You know , these darn knees and back haven't been all that great . But, come spring I am off to start walking, slowly at first and I'll start with three times a week. But I 'm going to hang in there because other than making those knees and back stronger I could and would love to lose some of these Winter pounds.
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:04 PM
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Hi all. I am very inspired and convicted after reading all these posts about how yall exercise regularly! I take 3-5 flights of stairs daily and that's it...

For all you CURVES ladys..it sounds like you all love it...if someone hasn't done aerobic exercises for awhile, do you just jump right in?

Does anyone have an accountability partner for their exercising...like to check in with each day and be held to their word?

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Old 03-11-2005, 03:15 PM
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Hi Nancy,
I think those flights of stairs you climb everyday are the best cardio exercising you can do. I don't think I'd make one flight, let alone what you climb. God Bless you !

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Old 05-05-2006, 02:20 PM
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I actually just found a pretty good system for my exercising. A friend of mine passed along a link to a program that she signed up for called PUSH.

It's $25 a month and you receive a DVD every month with a cardio session of your choice and two personal training sessions customized for your body and needs. I thought it was a cool idea and now I'm hooked after the first month.

My trainer really shows me some good exercises, except that I'm paying about 1/12th of a price I would have to pay if I was employing a trainer at the gym. Has anyone else heard about this program?
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Old 05-07-2006, 09:16 AM
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I actually just found a pretty good system for my exercising. A friend of mine passed along a link to a program that she signed up for called PUSH.

It's $25 a month and you receive a DVD every month with a cardio session of your choice and two personal training sessions customized for your body and needs. I thought it was a cool idea and now I'm hooked after the first month.

My trainer really shows me some good exercises, except that I'm paying about 1/12th of a price I would have to pay if I was employing a trainer at the gym. Has anyone else heard about this program?

I havent heard of this plan. Do you get a personal training session on DVD or how does this work? I would be interested in hearing more about this.

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As for Curves, When I signed up, they did tell me to jump right in--after showing me how to use all of the equipment. You work at your own pace though. I had been doing stretching exercises and walking too before I decided to join. I wouldn't recommend jumping in "stiff" --at least do some stretching exercises for a week or so beforehand. JMO, Tami
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Old 05-08-2006, 06:42 AM
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Well, I just looked back at my old post from March 05!! I have slacked off the stairs, heck, I have stopped!! Guess its time to get back on it! I have been trying to do crunches every day before my shower. I tried push ups too, first I could only do 2, then 4, now I can do 6 ! Baby steps!!
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:35 PM
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I havent heard of this plan. Do you get a personal training session on DVD or how does this work? I would be interested in hearing more about this.
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As for Curves, When I signed up, they did tell me to jump right in--after showing me how to use all of the equipment. You work at your own pace though. I had been doing stretching exercises and walking too before I decided to join. I wouldn't recommend jumping in "stiff" --at least do some stretching exercises for a week or so beforehand. JMO, Tami
I have a question about Curves as well How does signing up for Curves differ from a regular gym membership? Are there any extra features?

As for PUSH, it's an interesting idea for a workout program. You start by going to the website http://www.push.tv
and fill out some information about you current level of activity, your fitness goals, etc. Then you pick one of two personal trainers...I think one guy was is a trainer from the show The Biggest Loser and you select your first cardio session.

When the DVD arrives it has your cardio session, plus two personal training sessions. You do the first one for the first two weeks of the month and the second for the last two weeks. So it builds a program that you can work on. The part I like about having the personal trainer is that you have someone to walk you through the reps so you don't just give up when you're tired. And since I can do it at home it's pretty easy.

NEAVON12 - way to go on the pushups! They are tough!
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Old 05-08-2006, 04:18 PM
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I have a question about Curves as well How does signing up for Curves differ from a regular gym membership? Are there any extra features?

Curves boasts itself on a 30 minute complete workout where you can work at your own level--plus it is all women!! The machines are set up in an oval and everyone does the workout "together". Once I established a routine time at my Curves, I got to know a lot of the women there and most of the ladies encourage each other to continue on. (Of course you will always have the few that think they are better than the rest).

It was very fun, but the thing that I really hated was that you have to pay a sign up fee and then sign a contract for a year. If you break the contract, you have to pay for the remaining months anyway. I think that if you pay a sign up fee, you should be able to pay a month at a time and walk away if you no longer want to participate. If you want to come back after that, you would have to pay the start up fee again.
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Old 05-09-2006, 11:24 AM
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Thanks for the explaination. Sounds like a different approach and the social aspect is definitely a benefit. I agree though about the initiation fees. It's a big committment. That's another reason why PUSH is a good option for me. There's no initiation fee, it's $25 a month, you can discontinue the program at any time and you get personal training in addition to the cardio.

But I think that finding a good program is all about what suits you and what you enjoy...and what you can afford
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Old 05-09-2006, 05:10 PM
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Exercising is important for your heart to stay in shape. My DH just bought a used treadmill that someone was selling in my development. It has a computer that tells you how fast you are going and how many calories you are burning. It folds up for easy storage which we needed. He does have an older model but the computer was not working and did not fold. This one has a built on feature that you attach to yourself in case you pass out stops the machine. Would worry if something happened when I was not there. He has a fan setup since it is in the garage. So far he loves the new one and has given the old one to a friend.
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