Gym Accommodations

August 26, 2011

As much as I complain about my local gym (um, canceling all of my favorite classes hello?!?!) there is one thing that I do love about it……..

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The cardio cinema!  They continually play movies (although not always the best movies, sorry but it is a little hard to get motivated to push yourself while watching Kung Fu Panda…..except when he whips out his crazy ninja moves) and there are all sorts of cardio machines in the room with a ginormous screen and surround sound.

My good friend was peddaling away on the spin bike next to me in the cardio cinema and so we talked the whole time (minus the steep hill climbs, I could barely breath) and 65 minutes flew by!   She is coming back from an injury too, it is always nice to talk to someone who knows EXACTLY what you are going through!

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How and why my body sweats right there only, I will never know.

And I don’t care what anyone says, red and pink do go together:)


What was your workout today?

-El spino biko and I will be going back later today to do some weights to get ripped.

What accomadations does your gym have that you love?

Chloe (In Fine Feather) August 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm

That’s an amazing idea! My gym has an awesome pool because they used it as the training facility for the Olympics. I love to lap swim, so it’s a pretty great bonus to me :)


Lindsey August 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm

That is so awesome!! We have crappy TVs that barely work ;) haha.
This morning I did 40 minutes of a weights workout at home, might run after work if it isn’t too hot out!


Britton August 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm

I have never seen a gym with a cardio cinema before! That is so cool, I think I need to suggest that my gym get one of these set up PRONTO! :)


Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I love the tv’s and the crazy amount of classes offered! It’s awesome.

No workout for me today. We are prepping for a hurricane and traveling to a friends. Phew!


Kate @ Chasing It August 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm

oh WOW. I’ve never watched TV or movies while working out before but that’s INSANE! and pink and red totally go together.

my workout was 60min on the elliptical and 20min on the bike…I might go back and do some arm and leg work, its been awhile haha. My gym is nice, but nothing special -it has a big pool and tons of machines and lots of windows and lots of cute boys which I guess is a bonus! haha


Courtney August 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm

My gym has the Cardio Cinema room too, but like you said, sometimes the movies are worth going in to see. I watched TV this week instead of the 3 twilight movies and something called dirty, rotten scoundrels! But it’s nice when there’s something good on. We can’t talk in our Cinema room though…so you’re lucky in that area too! I pushed through 2 miles today to bring my weekly total to 10 miles (a first, EVER!!) :) And now my legs just feel tired.


Cheryl August 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Wow, that sounds totally awesome… maybe they should make movie theaters like that :-p


FashionablyFit August 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm

hahaha, i sweat there too! it’s like a misplaced beacon. why on earth does that happen? & naturally i’m drawn to brightly colored workout tops…lol. good grief.
i don’t go to a gym – i have a home gym. however, the cardio cinema is VERY alluring! lately i’ve been catching up on the season dvd’s of shows. ALIAS is great to run to, FRIENDS is not. all the laughing i do during that show causes me to misstep. nearly flown off the back of the treadmill on several different occasions.


TheHungeredOne@MovingandMunching August 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm

lol I don’t even try as far as matching goes with gym clothes haha

The cardio cinema sounds pretty cool

Today’s workout is a rest… maybe a recovery ride (bike), but mostly rest up for big ride tmw :)


stephanie August 26, 2011 at 2:10 pm

cardio cinema?! I’m jealous! I just use my apartment gym, which is kind of small, so my favorite part is no gym membership


Shannon August 26, 2011 at 2:11 pm

My workout today was a crappy 4.25 mile run… stopped early because my knee started hurting =( Now I’m in a panic that it’s going to get worse and I won’t be able to do my long run on Sunday, or do a marathon in October…

I miss my gym so much! They had a women’s only area, and each cardio machine had it’s own personal TV, and some of them had little iPod docks.


kari @ Running Ricig August 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm

That’s the coolest thing ever! I want a cardio cinema!

Red and pink do go together. Let me introduce you to valentine’s day ;)

No workout yet today. I slept through my alarm, so it’ll have to be tonight.


Lauren August 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Thats fuN! I taught cardio kickboxing and stretch today.. i was pretty sweaty too..
that funny. I sweat in random places too!


Heather @ The World Through My Eyes August 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm

I do love the classes that my gym offers cause it’s nice to try new stuff here and there. I have to admit though–I’m not actually a fan of my gym because it really and truly feels like a meat market! I just go there because there is nowhere else really within 20 minutes that is as inexpensive!


Katherine @ Neon Blonde Runner August 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm

There’s a cardio cinema at the gold’s in town (which I don’t belong to)…but I’ve always wanted to try it!!


Kristen August 26, 2011 at 3:50 pm

my gym as a ton of old people and so the tvs are always playing fox news and espn. Also, the magazines are AARP, Fortune, and Modern Maturity.


Holly @ Pink Runner August 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I belong to a Golds Gym too but there is definitely no movie room like that!! They don’t usually cancel classes or else I would be madddd!


Gen August 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I definitely want a cardio cinema now!! That’s so awesome!!! My gym provides a trainer for everyone, plus a weekly massage!


Teresa August 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Red and pink so go together! Strawberry Shortcake pulled it off all the time!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey August 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Cardio cinema? That is AWESOME!


kara t. August 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm

My gym has no accommodations except good friends that go there! What I wish my gym had was a group ex room that played workout dvds like p90x, Insanity, Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, etc. I live in an apt so I can’t jump around, and I don’t have all of the equipment. This would be AWESOME, and they don’t have to pay instructors!


Kaelin August 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I have so thought this too!!! Sometimes I get soo tired of working out alone, but love what a great workout I can get from these dvds without having to pay for a class. It seems like a win-win for the gym and exercisers!


RunToTheFinish August 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm

dude a cardio cinema, I think that would be what it would take to get me to sign up for a gym…can I come? where are you :)


Tiffany August 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm

I love cardio cinema; but I am pretty sure a boy is in charge of picking the movies in p-town. Last year I thought I would gouge my own eyes out if I saw transformers or iron man one more time.


Janae August 26, 2011 at 8:46 pm

BAHAHA You are so right…..I cannot stand those movies after having to watch them a trillion times in the cardio cinema ha!


Emily@RunningPerspective August 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm

spinning x2 sesh for me girl and ab work out!!!!


Tabaitha August 26, 2011 at 6:44 pm

All gyms should have those accomadation, that is awesome.


Jessica @ rerunrunning August 26, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I just want a gym close to where I live. I’m thinking about breaking into the high school’s gym (since it’s right next door), but the only accommodation they’ll provide is stinky teen boy sweat. Egh.

And my workout today was a beautiful 8 mile run. :)


Brittany @ A Spoonful of Peanut Butter August 26, 2011 at 7:54 pm

That is so AWESOME! I’ve never heard of a gym playing movies. I mean, if my gym was going to play movies, they better play movies with Ryan Renolds or some other HOT guy in them so I can bike/run and try to “catch” them! lol. That’d be my only motivation to run faster! ;) My workout this morning was a heavy lifting session for my shoulders and back. It was a goooood one. Hopefully I’m sore tomorrow, cuz that means I was actually doing something right. :P


Jerilee E. August 26, 2011 at 8:07 pm

That is one of the main reasons that I want to switch to Gold’s! Cardio cinema sounds like exactly what I need- but the closest one is not close enough!
Today I ran 2 miles and then did an hour long spin class.


Kaelin August 26, 2011 at 8:09 pm

WoW!! Your gym is fancy fancy!! I went for a 5k run before work, and happy that is cooling off a bit. Tomorrow we (dad, dh, and I) are running in a 5k to support our HS’s cross country coach. Should be good clean family fun! Have a great weekend!!!


holly garcia August 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Janae! I loved our visit (therapy session) today, it was the best. I quite honestly was dreading another hour long session on the spin bike watching Kung Fu Panda, but that 65 min flew by so fast i was sad it was over. You are so fun and easy to talk to and i really needed a good chat with a good friend :) you are so cute and inspiring and i can’t wait to go on a bike ride with you. Lets have another date in the cardio cinema one of these mornings!


Monika @ Monika's Miles August 27, 2011 at 9:38 am

That is probably the coolest gym ever. Period. Well.. as long as they don’t play some weird sappy movies that kill the mood for adrenaline. BTW Pink and red go together, on Valentines day :P


Cat @Breakfast to Bed August 27, 2011 at 9:56 am

Pink and red ALWAYS go together!!! My exercise is “run like heck from the hurricane” I just made it up. I’m spontaneous like that.


Missy August 27, 2011 at 10:52 am

OH I am so excited about this! I just signed up for Golds gym the other weekend, they are opening a brand new facility 5 min from my house and that cardio cinema room is gonna be awesome! The gym opens on Oct 1st and I am just itching to go, I can’t wait for it to open!


Allison August 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm

OH EM GEE- you have a movie theater in your gym?! And I thought personal TV’s on each machine was pretty sweet… Now I know what I’m missing out on!


Jess August 27, 2011 at 5:18 pm

My gym cancels classes all the time too and I so badly want to start doing some yoga.


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