OK DD (14) can do with a helping hand in the weight department. We are trying to watch what we eat but are both quite unfit. Our local authority swimming pool has just gone into private hands after being rescued from receivership. Went to look today and its all been spruced up with a super new gym. Its £12 per month for her but being under 16 I will also have to join at £19 per month.
TBH my tummy could do with toning. I don't do any exercise atm and DD really needs help. So it £31 per month when money is tight. We are thinking of going twice a week, with a swim once. Should we go for it or am I kidding myself?
Abouteve, have a go. You both have someone to motivate you. Sort out some sort of fun reward chart (maybe a new top at the end of the month)I was a chubby early teen then went running and became a gym bunny. Had the best time of my life after that.I made lots of friends, looked the best I could and had tons of energy. I'm forty now and it's all gone Pete Tong but I have my memories & photos.
To save a bit of money could you do outdoorsy stuff, like walking or running, while the weather is still reasonably warm and then sign up in about October so that you can spend the wintery months in a nice warm gym. Although given how truly rubbish this summer has been you might as well go straight for the gym.
It does sound very good value, is the gym well equiped and are there plenty of classes etc? Will it be fun enough for your DD to be motivated to keep going? Hopefully you will get to know a few other people if you do classes. Knowing you will be seeing a few friendly faces makes a big difference to how easy it is to get out of the house IME.
Yes it has brand spanking new equipment. They will show us how to use it as to me it looks like a torture chamber . Plenty of classes which have a 50% discount. They are also planning active youth sessions so DD could go there after school now and again without me.
I've taken the bull by the horns and booked us in for a pre joining assessment on Wednesday.
That sounds fab, I hope you and your dd enjoy it. At least with two of you going you will be able to encourage each other up off the sofa and out the door. I have a trainer as without him I would do bugger all. Although ds (aged 4) is showing promise over the summer holidays and is especially encouraging when I box with the trainer ("Go on Mum, hit him!"). Children aren't allowed in our gym until they turn 16 though, so it'll be a while before he can replace the trainer.