Yesterday, on the morning of our TEN YEAR wedding anniversary, my husband and I started off our day by heading over to Urban Active to take a tour and check into getting a membership.
We were members of 24 Hour Fitness a few years ago when we lived in Colorado. The equipment is a lot nicer now (at least compared to the "Express" version that I went to 4 years ago). Each Precor machine has it's very own television. Wow! With cable. Honestly I've always preferred music but if I want to watch something, I can. Pretty cool. I had no idea!
They have a pool and some of the group fitness classes are in the pool. You won't catch me in a bathing suit for awhile, but hey! It's there. I'm just reporting. The spinning classes have 35 bikes. They even have a movie room and keep it pretty dark. You can go in there an watch a movie while you workout on the treadmills or ellipticals. The idea of the movie doesn't impress me as much as the idea of Darkness.
You can workout in The Dark without worrying about how much sweat is beading up & down your back and dripping all over your shirt and under your arms. And who cares what you're wearing or how red our face is getting?!
The only complaint I have so far is one little child care rule. They make it clear they do not change baby diapers and will call me away from my workout to come do it myself. Ugh! I have no problem with diapers---I'm a mom. It's just the interruption that's annoying. Especially if I have to hop off a bike in the middle of a spinning class. And my little Rex is super gassy and stinky. Even I think he's pooped a half dozen times a day until I open it up and see that diaper is, in fact, empty. Hopefully they will check. With their eyes and not their nose.
But I'm super excited! I went this morning. All by myself, so I haven't taken my little boys with me yet. My DH stayed home with them because they have runny little noses and coughs. I spent an hour on the elliptical and listened to some music. Loved every second of it! Yes really!
Can I just say it was heaven to go an entire hour without hearing any 2 year olds whine, "Mommy, I want chocolate miiiiiilk!"
For ONE WHOLE HOUR, I did not hear any crying, screaming, or fussing. I did not hear myself warn, "Santa is watching you!" I did not hear anyone beg me for chocolate milk. Or fruit snacks. I did not put anyone in timeout. I did not recite The Serenity Prayer in my head. Not even once.
You might think, "She's just desperate for some time to herself."
Or, "She just needs a break from her little ones!"
Or, "She's not there to work out--she's just there to escape."
Hey, I'm not arguing. My escape burned 500 calories. I'm skeptical, but whatever. :)