To Gym Or Not To Go To The Gym…Looking For Advice

It looks like there may be that 2nd coming of the virus and while some things are opening more, our numbers are beginning to increase again. My gym which I haven’t gone to since March when it all shut down is re-opening in limited numbers allowed at one time and they’re starting to charge us all again the monthly fees.

And I’m not ready to go back into the gym. it’s a bit nerve wracking for me. But the trainer at the gym keeps telling me how safe it is, but I don’t believe it really. So here I am asking you…what’s going on out there in the world? Have you been back to the gym? I am wondering if I can just cancel my membership due to covid and maybe get some of the money back on the personal training sessions I accumulated while we were in quarantine.

Can you please let me know if you’ve been to the gym, what it was like and if you’re nervous?

Thank you!

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14 Responses to To Gym Or Not To Go To The Gym…Looking For Advice

  1. bone&silver says:

    Donโ€™t go if you feel nervous- listen to your body & instincts. My Pilates studio shut in March, & the owner has reopened but I have chosen to keep teaching my classes online via Zoom, & my clients love it! They can come twice a week for half the price, & I have no overheads or commuting ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ
    There is SO MUCH online now: find yourself a personal trainer via the internet, and stay safe but super fit ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ
    Iโ€™d also suggest you seek out a trainer whoโ€™s a woman over 45- much more reasonable ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโค๏ธ

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  2. Gym rat that I am, I will not be going back. There are amazing youtube videos for very level from yoga to bootcamp to weight training and barre/pilates, and even ballet classes. I have my own set of handweights and an elliptical. Add walking and there’s no need to get infected with anything at the gym. Plus who wants to wear a mask while exercising? Not me.

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  3. petespringerauthor says:

    I was a regular at the gym for three years before COVID. It was part of my routine, and I miss it so much. I’ve never been one who loved to exercise unless I was competing, but it became a good habit. I was stronger and in better shape than I’ve been in more than forty years. My gym reopened about six weeks ago. I have considered going back, but I have not yet pulled the trigger. I work hard when I’m working out, and masks are required. While I think this is wise, I would have a hard time working out in one. I walk every day now. I don’t get the same workout, but it helps my mental health.


    • janieleeds says:

      I’m glad you’ve found a solution for the moment Pete. I’m sorry about not being able to be at the gym and as LA mentioned with the masks, I understand. I hadn’t even though of the mask aspect when I was thinking about the gym. I was just concentrating on the germy aspect…keep walking and smiling! P.S. Proud of all you have accomplished!


  4. LA says:

    I have not returned to the gym, but itโ€™s more about my gym having a mask requirement. I donโ€™t think we should be working out with masks. I bought an e excise bike and I ride at least five days a week. At sone point need to reintroduce weights….


  5. The V Pub says:

    My gym has spaced out all of the workout stations sufficiently. But, I don’t like going regularly until the good weather has passed.


  6. I’m walking outside (but I didn’t belong to a gym, although I did have access to one for physiotherapy). What I do want is a massage to help with neck pain. I’m not sure though if I’m ready for that…

    In Toronto the numbers are climbing steadily and they’re closing stuff again all over the place. I don’t know what to do.


    • janieleeds says:

      Deep breath first. Perhaps you can still get a massage before all is closed? We haven’t begun closing again in the US but I don’t doubt it’s coming. If you’re masked and the massage therapist is masked, then perhaps you could have a neck massage and when you get home, shower so that all germs are off of you? Just a thought. Sending hugs

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  7. Ainsobriety says:

    Listen to your gut. Find something you like to do at home and start there.
    Or donโ€™t.consider this a season of doing less. This is generally what I have been doing and it has been really lovely.

    I have gone to a small little yoga studio with a very limited class size. I like that. Very little sweating or heavy breathing.

    I will not return to an actual gym until next spring at the earliest.


    • janieleeds says:

      I will do my own thing here I think and let it go. I hate to see the money that I spent be lost but I can’t see going back and being comfortable in the least. Thanks Anne for your suggestion. I haven’t ever tried yoga but I’ve heard it’s wonderful! Keep up the great work!


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