With winter still in full tow, I find it more difficult than usual to peel myself from the comfort of my cushiony couch and leave the confines of my toasty apartment. Admittedly, since moving to New York City, I have become a big homebody and prefer staying home and doing one of five things: cooking, eating, watching my TV shows, reading, and writing. I rarely ever take the initiative to go for a jog just because.
I recall a time when jogging was actually fun and not a chore. I lived with my family in a friendly, tight-knit suburban community in Orange County, California, and I loved taking my dogs on walks around the neighborhood. Going for a walk or brisk jog was something I never enjoyed, but the smiles on my dogs’ faces were well worth the effort. From there, it progressed to going to the gym with my two best friends, then hiking beautiful trails with views of the ocean and a quiet coastal breeze that cooled you down after an hours-long trip through the canyons. I became a nature fanatic, and the feeling of accomplishment far outweighed my innate laziness. I was excited to get back in my exercise groove, but then it hit me: New York City is way freakin’ colder than Orange County is. The cold weather was the biggest deterrent keeping me from exercising outdoors. I even bought the 5-toe shoes with hopes of changing my anti-jogging attitude. Unfortunately, they didn’t work out (mostly because they were extremely funny looking and were way too tight on my toes). I was convinced this was sign that I needed to find a better alternative to exercise than jogging outdoors. I began researching gyms that were reasonably priced and had a large selection of machines and programs. I looked specifically for yoga, pilates and spin classes, and Synergy Fitness Club fit the bill.
If you, like me, are looking for something to fulfill your exercise needs that doesn’t include running in 20 degrees and below temperature, check out Synergy Fitness Clubs. They’ve got a great selection of classes and programs built to fit your specific needs, be it Butt, Gut & Legs, Kickboxing, or Yoga Pilates. Or, if you’re the type who just likes to exercise on the machines, they’ve got those as well. They’ve got an awesome promotion for four free days for both you and a friend. If you’re hooked by then (which you probably will be), then they’ll also set you up with a student special worth investing in.
Angie, Pepperdine University
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