Eat Drink & Be Mary: Small Gym Wins

4.21.2014

Small Gym Wins

So often I think that people join gyms because of the name.  Golds Gym?  I know plenty of people that work out there; maybe if I signup I'll instantly look like them.  Probably not.

Living in a small town there are not many choices for "big name" gyms, in fact there are zero Golds Gyms.  So my family and I attend a local gym.  And I just love that little gym.  I have nothing against big name gyms, they serve the same purpose (overall), I just prefer my small gym and have found that there are definitely some perks...



One | Everyone is encouraging.

Two | Big or small it's still a place for me to sweat it all out and get my fitness on.

Three | No one there to see me when I bust a move on the elliptical.  Because sometimes pandora knows exactly what I need to hear and I can't resist dancing to my favorite jams.


Four | Hardly ever anyone in the locker rooms to see me change.

Five | No randos checking my spandex-wearing-self out when I'm sweating my booty off on the elliptical. 

Six | I can watch whatever I want on the TV (HGTV) without worrying if anyone else wants to watch it.

Seven | Along with # six, I can change the radio to whatever station I want in the weight room, and don't have to worry if anyone is judging me for jamming out to 90's music while getting my workout on.

Eight | Only once have I not been able to get on the machine that I wanted.

Nine | No one there to see me take awkward selfies and snap chats -- you know for proof that I went to the gym.


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What small gym wins can you think of?  Can you relate to my small gym wins? Do you attend a larger gym, what are some of those perks?  Do you take selfies while at the gym; I can't imagine that I'm the only one who does this.


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16 comments:

  1. We used to live in a small town and I really loved the small gym. There were a lot of times I was the only one there and it was great!!! However, I really like that I can go to the YMCA now only for the group fitness classes. Our "small" gym didn't have any.

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  2. I grew up in small gyms. I joined my first gym when I was 14 and worked out at one until I moved when I was 20. I loved it too - we were like one big family. It was amazing. The only thing I did not like is the outdated equipment and not having a big selection/variety. You can't have everything, but a small gym has a welcoming feeling that I miss. I belong to big gym now "LA Fitness" - it is 3 stories. I used to work there as well. And though it's big, there is a small group of us who work out religiously and we formed our own kind of gym family, ha!

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  3. I go to a popular gym around here, Planet Fitness. All the people don't bother me and they're slowly starting to not come since it's slowing beginning to warm up outside. Warmer outside = less people in my gym! :)

    I bust a move on the treadmill all. the. time. No shame in my game!

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  4. Loved your post on boyfriends at That College Girl's guide! I have been in too many of those situations myself!

    Finding the "perfect" gym is definitely no easy task but it's great that you found one that you love!
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  5. There is a Golds Gym here where I live but I haven't signed up for it yet. I wish there was a small, private gym I could train with a trainer at. My old trainer has me soooo spoiled!

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  6. I go to YouFit and I just don't feel like it's private enough - I wish we had a small gym here!!

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  7. Thanks for linking up to Manic Mondays!

    ♥Emma
    www.itsemmaelise.com

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  8. Small gym win = not having to listen to men make gross grunting noises while they lift weights!
    It's def nice to work out in a small gym, where for the most part you have peace and quiet!! Totally agree with all of this!!
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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  9. I actually work for a small local gym, and I LOVE working out there as well. I can definitely agree with a lot of your perks. I never feel like it's a fashion show or a Meat Market, it's never too crowded, people are very friendly, and best of all, I can go make-up free!

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  10. I prefer little gyms too. I hate crowds and feeling judged haha!

    Thanks for linking up for MMG :)

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  11. We also live in a small town with smaller gyms. Thank you for sharing this post!

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  12. I heart my small gym. The instructors know most of us by name and they always notice your weight loss/new sneakers/cool layered haircut because we're kinda like a family!

    Thanks for being apart of the #FitnessFriday movement chica!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

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  13. I've never been a member of a small gym and I haven't been a member at all in years. A small gym would fit my husband perfectly. Your small gym wins are so many of the reasons he doesn't like big gyms.

    Thanks for linking up with Fitness Friday :)

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  14. There is absolutely nothing wrong with small gyms as long as they have quality equipment in my opinion. It all serves the same purpose plus hopefully you have a better chance of getting on the equipment you want. I like it quiet personally which is why when I go I go first thing before the crowd comes.

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  15. Those are great perks about being a member of a small gym. I haven't had a gym membership in years, but I can see the advantages of a smaller one now. I almost wish we had some smaller ones around here!

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