Fitness, Uncategorized Protected: GYM SHOPPING 2 May 2007

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  • phona posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:29 am

    heh I paid $320 for the uni gym. I don’t get classes, but I’m fiune with that! I like to exercise by myself

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:41 pm

      Is that a month? Arrghh! I don’t even want to pay $50 😛

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      • phona posted on May 2, 2007 at 10:41 pm

        oh no! that’s the year!

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  • thefragrantelf posted on May 2, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Sheesh! They’re all so expensive. I hope you find a good, cheaper one!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:41 pm

      I know :X I think partly cos they’re all in the middle of the city? it really sucks!

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  • couturekitten posted on May 2, 2007 at 10:16 am

    I just worked out today after a month and half hiatus, I’m a WIMP compared to you though. 30min of light cardio and I’m DYING, lol. I’m more of a pilates/yoga girl, but then again I’m most obsessed with my abs so I guess that makes sense.

    I’m going to try to start running by the end of the month (and also try to keep on the “workout wagon” for once). Running for me is like pulling teeth though, NO stamina. =/

    There’s an event I’m reeeaaallly looking forward to on the 20th so I’m going to use that as my motivation not to quit after a week of being “good”. haha Besides…summer is coming (well…here anyway ;)!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:42 pm

      I do enjoy exercise cos it makes me feel so smug and fit, hehehehheheh. But I want it all to be FREE!

      Summer’s def a good reason/incentive to get thee to the gym 😛

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  • khemany posted on May 2, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    yey im happy you are giving other gyms a go but yeah pretty pricey. Last time I spoke to She they were offering $30 a week – squeeze that out of them! lol

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:47 pm

      I get the feeling some of them are negotiable like you said 😛 BUt $30/wk is wayyy too much! Maybe $30/fortnight and I would do it :X

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  • angelnotes posted on May 2, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Hurrah! You’ll have such fun. :DDD

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:48 pm

      Errr I hope so, haha! But the prices are still all way too $$ for me :X

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  • uglychocolate posted on May 2, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    $240 a month? They better have people there to work out for you at those rates! =P

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:50 pm

      I knoooow. It’s so swish and nice inside, a la Hilton hotel style, but I’m really doubtful I’ll pay that kind of $ :X

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  • bikkle posted on May 2, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    I love BodyCombat!!!! It’s the only program I’m trained in group fitness thus far, but I hope to do more training in other programs, maybe pump or attack.

    Trust me, BC is very addictive. Heee….

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:52 pm

      I actually accidently did the class, cos I thought it was pump, hehe. I liked it though!

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  • phona posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:29 am

    heh I paid $320 for the uni gym. I don’t get classes, but I’m fiune with that! I like to exercise by myself

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:41 pm

      Is that a month? Arrghh! I don’t even want to pay $50 😛

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      • phona posted on May 2, 2007 at 10:41 pm

        oh no! that’s the year!

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  • 1ginacolada posted on May 2, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Body combat is super fun, although I had some trouble figuring out all the moves my first class, haha, I fetl so uncoordinated! But man, did I sweat.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:53 pm

      Yeah it’s kinda like a dance class isn’t it? And it’s a workout for the brain too cos you have to follow all the moves, which I like!

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  • thefragrantelf posted on May 2, 2007 at 10:00 am

    Sheesh! They’re all so expensive. I hope you find a good, cheaper one!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:41 pm

      I know :X I think partly cos they’re all in the middle of the city? it really sucks!

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  • couturekitten posted on May 2, 2007 at 10:16 am

    I just worked out today after a month and half hiatus, I’m a WIMP compared to you though. 30min of light cardio and I’m DYING, lol. I’m more of a pilates/yoga girl, but then again I’m most obsessed with my abs so I guess that makes sense.

    I’m going to try to start running by the end of the month (and also try to keep on the “workout wagon” for once). Running for me is like pulling teeth though, NO stamina. =/

    There’s an event I’m reeeaaallly looking forward to on the 20th so I’m going to use that as my motivation not to quit after a week of being “good”. haha Besides…summer is coming (well…here anyway ;)!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:42 pm

      I do enjoy exercise cos it makes me feel so smug and fit, hehehehheheh. But I want it all to be FREE!

      Summer’s def a good reason/incentive to get thee to the gym 😛

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  • mzlizbit posted on May 2, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    i would go with the women’s only gym because there is NOTHING worse than working on your lateral pull-downs and being interrupted by a macho meathead who wants to “show you the right technique”. ::shudder::

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:54 pm

      Very true! And I don’t like the guys around watching you, it makes me nervous. The womens gym had such a cool relaxed vibe..

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  • khemany posted on May 2, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    yey im happy you are giving other gyms a go but yeah pretty pricey. Last time I spoke to She they were offering $30 a week – squeeze that out of them! lol

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:47 pm

      I get the feeling some of them are negotiable like you said 😛 BUt $30/wk is wayyy too much! Maybe $30/fortnight and I would do it :X

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  • curlsjang posted on May 2, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    I am surprised that eBay doesn’t have a fitness program for staff. Microsoft employees here get membership to The Pro Club, which is really nice and spouses get a highly discounted rate. The club has a $1,000 initiation fee for members of the public hence the membership is pretty much limited to MS and Nintendo employees. They even have shuttle buses to pick up and drop off people on MS campus during lunchtime.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:55 pm

      They do, just not here in Australia, which is SO frustrating!! I like the States where they havetheir own mega gym and personal trainers :X
      Even MS here doesn’t have a gym I believe, we used to use the one in the building but they got rid of it 🙁

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  • linklist posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    “But I reckon by the end of all my gym-shopping, I’ll just get sick of exercising and not bother signing up for anything ;)”

    “$240 a month? They better have people there to work out for you at those rates! =P”

    *LOL*
    Happy Exercising though!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:55 pm

      Heh. I like exercising but hate paying for the gym 😛 I wish they were like $10/ month or free!

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  • angelnotes posted on May 2, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Hurrah! You’ll have such fun. :DDD

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:48 pm

      Errr I hope so, haha! But the prices are still all way too $$ for me :X

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  • uglychocolate posted on May 2, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    $240 a month? They better have people there to work out for you at those rates! =P

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:50 pm

      I knoooow. It’s so swish and nice inside, a la Hilton hotel style, but I’m really doubtful I’ll pay that kind of $ :X

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  • bikkle posted on May 2, 2007 at 3:34 pm

    I love BodyCombat!!!! It’s the only program I’m trained in group fitness thus far, but I hope to do more training in other programs, maybe pump or attack.

    Trust me, BC is very addictive. Heee….

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:52 pm

      I actually accidently did the class, cos I thought it was pump, hehe. I liked it though!

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  • blueeyezz posted on May 3, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Ok, that is way too expensive for a gym! Yikes!

    Though…I pay $275 for a semester at university when I go.

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 11:37 am

      I’m so cheap too when it comes to gym.. I thought Fitness First at $80/month was way too $ :X

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  • queen_bead posted on May 3, 2007 at 12:48 am

    This is a big ask, I know, but I told my boyfriend you were looking at Fitness First the other day and he begged me to ask you if you’d put him down as a referral if you do decide to join?

    Hehe they definitely got their hooks into him. Apparently you get $5 off your monthly membership fee for every “friend” you refer. He saw one guy go in there with 17 friends and now he gets his membership for free!

    He’s happy with the gym though, and with the cost of those other gyms near you Fitness First is sounding like an almost bearable option!

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 11:37 am

      Ooooh I would if you’d asked earlier! Basically every single person that heard I was looking for a gym and was a FF member asked me :X And I said yes to the first person that asked. Sorry about that!

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  • 1ginacolada posted on May 2, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    Body combat is super fun, although I had some trouble figuring out all the moves my first class, haha, I fetl so uncoordinated! But man, did I sweat.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:53 pm

      Yeah it’s kinda like a dance class isn’t it? And it’s a workout for the brain too cos you have to follow all the moves, which I like!

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  • gingerstardrops posted on May 3, 2007 at 1:41 am

    Ooh, i love going for body-combat classes. Makes me feel like a little kungfu fighter. I suffer for it the next day, though 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 11:40 am

      Its quite fun huh?! But yeah, my shoulders/back were sooooooooo sore afterwards :X

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  • mzlizbit posted on May 2, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    i would go with the women’s only gym because there is NOTHING worse than working on your lateral pull-downs and being interrupted by a macho meathead who wants to “show you the right technique”. ::shudder::

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:54 pm

      Very true! And I don’t like the guys around watching you, it makes me nervous. The womens gym had such a cool relaxed vibe..

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  • curlsjang posted on May 2, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    I am surprised that eBay doesn’t have a fitness program for staff. Microsoft employees here get membership to The Pro Club, which is really nice and spouses get a highly discounted rate. The club has a $1,000 initiation fee for members of the public hence the membership is pretty much limited to MS and Nintendo employees. They even have shuttle buses to pick up and drop off people on MS campus during lunchtime.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:55 pm

      They do, just not here in Australia, which is SO frustrating!! I like the States where they havetheir own mega gym and personal trainers :X
      Even MS here doesn’t have a gym I believe, we used to use the one in the building but they got rid of it 🙁

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  • linklist posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    “But I reckon by the end of all my gym-shopping, I’ll just get sick of exercising and not bother signing up for anything ;)”

    “$240 a month? They better have people there to work out for you at those rates! =P”

    *LOL*
    Happy Exercising though!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2007 at 9:55 pm

      Heh. I like exercising but hate paying for the gym 😛 I wish they were like $10/ month or free!

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  • blueeyezz posted on May 3, 2007 at 12:38 am

    Ok, that is way too expensive for a gym! Yikes!

    Though…I pay $275 for a semester at university when I go.

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 11:37 am

      I’m so cheap too when it comes to gym.. I thought Fitness First at $80/month was way too $ :X

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  • queen_bead posted on May 3, 2007 at 12:48 am

    This is a big ask, I know, but I told my boyfriend you were looking at Fitness First the other day and he begged me to ask you if you’d put him down as a referral if you do decide to join?

    Hehe they definitely got their hooks into him. Apparently you get $5 off your monthly membership fee for every “friend” you refer. He saw one guy go in there with 17 friends and now he gets his membership for free!

    He’s happy with the gym though, and with the cost of those other gyms near you Fitness First is sounding like an almost bearable option!

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 11:37 am

      Ooooh I would if you’d asked earlier! Basically every single person that heard I was looking for a gym and was a FF member asked me :X And I said yes to the first person that asked. Sorry about that!

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  • gingerstardrops posted on May 3, 2007 at 1:41 am

    Ooh, i love going for body-combat classes. Makes me feel like a little kungfu fighter. I suffer for it the next day, though 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 11:40 am

      Its quite fun huh?! But yeah, my shoulders/back were sooooooooo sore afterwards :X

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  • korobe posted on May 4, 2007 at 2:15 am

    I used to have membership at Living Well and that’s only because their second gym used to be around the corner from my home until they closed it and Fitness First Platinum took over.

    I paid $50/week ~ $200 a month which, I believe you should be able to get also
    if you haggle for the corporate rate. Like you said it’s still ludicrous – the only way I could justify it was if I went there almost everyday which I didn’t, hence why I bailed out after 12 months.

    Still it’s a very impressive gym! I loved the spa, sauna and steam room.

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 11:41 am

      $200/month’s still waaay $$, esp when FF is $80 – and I consider even THAT too expensive. I’m very stingy 😉

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  • korobe posted on May 4, 2007 at 2:15 am

    I used to have membership at Living Well and that’s only because their second gym used to be around the corner from my home until they closed it and Fitness First Platinum took over.

    I paid $50/week ~ $200 a month which, I believe you should be able to get also
    if you haggle for the corporate rate. Like you said it’s still ludicrous – the only way I could justify it was if I went there almost everyday which I didn’t, hence why I bailed out after 12 months.

    Still it’s a very impressive gym! I loved the spa, sauna and steam room.

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 11:41 am

      $200/month’s still waaay $$, esp when FF is $80 – and I consider even THAT too expensive. I’m very stingy 😉

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  • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 11:41 am

    Hehe yeah it’s a bit mad as I have to rush around as the classes are on straight after work. But I hope I can find a good/cheap one!

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  • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 11:41 am

    Hehe yeah it’s a bit mad as I have to rush around as the classes are on straight after work. But I hope I can find a good/cheap one!

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  • popcorn_feet posted on May 4, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    $240 a MONTH????? omg…working out is nice but….damn…do you know how many LV accessories that is? I mean, girl, you can always jog on the street! lol…and its free 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 9:12 pm

      Hahah I know, I’d rather buy a new pair of shoes or clothes each month!
      I can’t jog, cos of my knee

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  • popcorn_feet posted on May 4, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    $240 a MONTH????? omg…working out is nice but….damn…do you know how many LV accessories that is? I mean, girl, you can always jog on the street! lol…and its free 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 4, 2007 at 9:12 pm

      Hahah I know, I’d rather buy a new pair of shoes or clothes each month!
      I can’t jog, cos of my knee

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  • mimo_zza posted on May 6, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    Bev, I cannot believe that you spend such money on clothes and acessories.. and for gym you cannot afford 80$. of course it is not cheep but your priorities are clothes & food))))

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    • beverly posted on May 6, 2007 at 9:55 pm

      Haha yes, very true!

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  • mimo_zza posted on May 6, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    Bev, I cannot believe that you spend such money on clothes and acessories.. and for gym you cannot afford 80$. of course it is not cheep but your priorities are clothes & food))))

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    • beverly posted on May 6, 2007 at 9:55 pm

      Haha yes, very true!

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