Sunday, February 26, 2017
So I didn't die at Jazzercise. Far from it...I really liked it, actually! It felt good to move around and just enjoy myself for an hour. And while my friend and I were the youngest participants by at least 10 or 15 years, can I tell you...those ladies are in AWESOME shape! Wow... each time a new lady walked into the room, we'd whisper to each other: "Jeez...she is in fantastic shape!" I was humbled.
Here's what I liked about Jazzercise: It's only 5 minutes from my office. It's totally fun. Way unintimidating atmosphere. All ladies. I didn't know a single person in there. The music was modern. The instructor was super fun. Your heart rate is up for only about one song, then you do something more relaxing on the next song, and so on...leaving me not gasping for breath, wishing for death. When it was over, I thought: "Oh, we're done." This is different than how I usually feel in an exercise class because normally at about the 10 minute mark, I'm wondering if I can exit the class without drawing tooooo much attention to myself.
Here's what I didn't like about Jazzercise: It's $10 a class if I don't sign up for a program. I'm worried I'll get bored if I do this 3x/week for six months. I don't want to really sign up for 6 months or a year since I know myself and I know I will get bored...plus I'm a commitment phobe. 90 days is about all I can comfortably handle in my pea brain.
The price is the same as a gym membership. I like the variety of the gym. I loooove the steam room at the gym. But I don't like the fact that I have to sign up for a year. I hate that all the classes are geared towards people who are 25 and in amazing shape already. When they advertise that a class is "open to all ages and abilities," let's get real: they're moving so quickly I can't keep up. Modifying a move for me really means that I just march in place. Why, oh why, don't they have classes for people with special needs, such as: recovering from surgery, just had a baby, have not exercised in years, is morbidly obese? Then I might be more inclined to take a gym class.
Also, I know way too many people at my local gym. They do NOT need to see me sweating, jiggling and dying at the gym. I do not want to TALK to...well, let's call them "clients," at the gym. And would I reallllly take a class or be able to work out for an entire hour like how I will need to if I'm in a Jazzercise class? I tend to be very lenient on myself when given any opportunity: You don't need to go today--you had a tough day at work. Weren't you sniffling this morning? Probably shouldn't go to the gym since you could be sick. And so on...you get the idea. Heck, sometimes I actually GO to the gym, only to do a half hearted 15 minutes on the treadmill before I duck out and go home to eat a half a package of spaghetti. With bread.
So it sounds like Jazzercise would be the best choice for me. Yet I'm still not sure I want to plunk down $43/month for 6 months.
Please help...share your thoughts...