I joined the gym ages ago but, up until I quit work again to be home with my lil man, I barely ever went. I tell you what though, it's been so much fun these days though! I go with a great mum I met on here a while ago called Sarah & its been fantastic so, just wanted to share with you all about the costs etc for anyone interested.
Ok, its $14.30p/w for a full membership which includes use of not only the gym (cardio & weights room), the leisure centre (which includes all the different classes plus, I think you can even hire a squash court for free too), the creche (open from 9am-12noon or 12:30pm), plus the pool, spa & sauna. There's a schedule available there that you can take home that shows all the different times etc. for the classes & open & closing times.
Or, if you just want to do the classes, its only $9.50 p/w (I think) so, not too bad at all. The fees are direct debited through Ezypay & can come out weekly, fortnightly or monthly. When you first join too, it wont cost you anything on the day, you just need to have your bank details on standby. It usually takes about a week to set up the account but, you could even say that you cant start paying for a fortnight & then go & use the gym that day!! Not bad huh?
You can do as little or as many classes as you like without any extra cost & with the free creche available for members, its awesome!
Sarah & I have only just got into a bit of a routine with when we go but, are always adaptable when needed so, no pressure. As a rough guide (and Sarah, Please correct me if Ive got this wrong again), these are when we usually go & what classes we're doing:
Monday- Dont go
Tuesday-6:30pm Step aerobics
(Awesome class! Heaps of fun & easy to understand for beginners)
Wednesday-9:15am Body attack
(Really full on class, probably the hardest but, still adaptable for beginners & has an awesome instructor (same one as for step))
Thursday-10:15am Body Jam
(Heaps of fun, easy class! Its a sort of hiphop/Latin/god knows what dance class but dont worry, I'm really uncoordinated but, still have heaps of fun! fairly easy for beginners)
Friday- Dont go but, there is a Combat class at 9:15am if interested.
Saturday- Dont go but, Hudson has swimming class at 9:30am (costs $8.50p/w if you sign up for a year)
Sunday-9:15am Body Combat
(Awesome class! Mixture of martial arts, tai-chi etc, Self defence moves. Very exhillirating & energy boosting! For those who are single mums, there are the odd mum who brings there littlies along but, they have to be able to amuse themselves out of the way of the class while its on)
If there's any of you who think 'yeah, it sounds good but, Im too big, I'll look horrible next to all the gym junkies', dont worry, Im a biggish girl myself (which is one of the reasons I go in the first place) so, you arent alone! Besides, trust me, we're all different sizes there so, you'll fit in no matter how big or small you are!.
Also, if you think 'Im Heaps unfit, I wont be able to keep up!' trust me, all but the Body attack class, are really easy to follow no matter how fit or unfit you are plus, the instructors always give an easier alternative to the moves so, once again, you'll be fine!
Ok, I think thats about it, Oh, one last thing, all you really need is a pair of bike pants, shorts or 3/4 pants & a t.shirt or sports top etc plus a pair of sneakers which you can wear before you get there so, nothing too expensive. Oh, and MOST importantly, a big water bottle! I have one thats a litre & on some days, I almost guzzle it all down before I get home! I live about a half hour walk from the gym too & have decided to walk there for my classes now too so, if anyone's near me, they are more than welcome to walk there with me & Huds too.
I tell you what, what I've been loving most about going is the fact that, for an hour a day, I get to do something just for me thats good for me too! Plus, Hudson benefits by interacting with the other bubs in the creche too so, its just fantastic! Not to mention, the boost in energy that it gives me too! Anyways, I hope I've helped fill you all in & have encouraged a few of you to come along too so, feel free to PM me any time if you wanna ask anything etc ok? Hopefully, I'll hear from a few of you soon! Byeeeeeeeee