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Is the Price of Gas cutting into your GYM TIME?

How much are you paying for gas? And has it changed your routine at the gym? For me I can't go as often, and I find myself looking for ways to workout at home, but I don't have a treadmill or anything else at home. I have a 3 year old still at home, so going for a run is not an option. Maybe I need a good exercise video or a jump rope or something.



Sun. Jun 1, 8:24pm

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I am down to 3 days/week from 5.

I am walking instead.

Sunday, June 01, 2008, 8:26 PM

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saving money

I cancelled my gym membership to save money on the gym AND gas. I have kids, too. You can get a cheap treadmill or elliptical off Craigslist or do a video or get something from On Demand (if you have that cable service). My kids LOVE to exercise with me if I'm doing something on the floor, or they like to dance or do somersaults or whatever in front of me if I'm on the)elliptical. I'm not going anywhere, so they're thrilled to have a captive audience!

Sunday, June 01, 2008, 8:39 PM

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My gym, and just about everything I need, except for school is within walking distance. The gym is my haven from stress, so I'm very happy I haven't had to give it up. Too many distractions at home to work out there.

Monday, June 02, 2008, 2:41 AM

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yes, i actually refuse to drive anywhere less than 5 miles, including the gym. i've taken up yoga and pilates and walk to the studio- i HATE $4/gallon gas!!!

Monday, June 02, 2008, 9:33 AM

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if you live in an area that has comcast cable, there are free workouts in the "on demand" section under exercise tv. skip the gym and do a class in your living room.

Monday, June 02, 2008, 12:02 PM

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yes gas here is up to 3.94 a gallon so I cut out my weekend gym visits. My gym is closer to my job which is 17 miles from my house. It saves me gas on the way home since I'm not in traffic but I can't afford to drive 40 miles roundtrip just to go to the gym on the weekends. I've started running through my neighborhood instead, I do videos and we have an elliptical machine.
I love the gym and i love going after work so I had to find other ways to cut back.

Monday, June 02, 2008, 12:55 PM

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It hasn't really cut into my gym time, as my gym is fairly close to where I live. The price of groceries, however, has REALLY cut into my healthy eating. It's ridiculous.

Monday, June 02, 2008, 7:01 PM

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7:01 - so how has your grocery shopping/eating changed? I still spend the money on the fruits and vegetables, although I'm doing more frozen, but I'm probably buying fewer processed foods as prices go up. It may help that I'm ditching the meat and dairy...

I still drive to the gym, but I am walking a lot more to do other business like grocery shop, doctor's appointments, library, etc.

Monday, June 02, 2008, 7:19 PM

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This is 7:01.
I've been eating a lot less meat. Which isn't really a bad thing, I guess. I usually only really eat chicken anyway. But I'm also eating less fruit and vegetables.

Monday, June 02, 2008, 11:09 PM

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Can anyone reccmmend a good video to buy?

op here

Thank you so much! No one else at the YMCA(my gym) has mentioned they are cutting back.

I felt a little embarrassed to even talk about it there. The grocery issue is another subject. I am spending about $200/week to feed my family of 5!

I don't have comcast, cable, etc... how about any reccomendations on a good exercise video?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008, 2:26 AM

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