The hubs and I started a new gym today. I really liked the old gym, but I never felt comfortable there. The owner couldn’t have been nicer or more dedicated to helping me when I was there. But, me getting there was the issue. I get intimidated very easy and there were always the super buff dudes walking around. I always felt like they were wondering what the girl in the wheelchair was doing there. I’m sure I wasn’t even on their radar, but that’s still how I felt.
This new gym is right by my house and is pretty quiet. The hubs and I joined this morning and there were about 5 people working out. Then we went back this evening and there were about 5 people when we got there and only 1 left by the time we were finished. It was really nice!
This gym has a private room for classes. When live classes aren’t going on, you can play a virtual class. I decided to do a kickboxing class, which was mostly upper body. It was amazing! (You can find out more about the class under the Paraple-workout page.) You have the convenience of a gym but the privacy of a private class. I kept worrying that people were going to come in, but no one did. Well, no one except one of the personal trainers who told me if I ever have any questions to not hesitate to ask him. I have a training session with him on Wednesday, which I’m pretty excited about.
After the boxing class, I did an exercise where you take a medicine ball and throw it against a trampoline. You catch it as it comes back at you. I think it’s called a rebounder? I didn’t even bother counting how many times I did that as I was just having too much fun. I would guess I did it about 30 times. Next time I will try to remember to count. Yes, next time. I’m already looking forward to going back!