Desperate to figure out a workout program

I would like to get about six to eight people together and work out together

Adapting to living in a more remote area was a challenge for me. I was offered a promotion that required a major life change. However, the amount of money I was offered was just too much to pass up. So I accepted the raise and the new job. I moved across the country, to a small town located at the foot of a mountain range. I am being generous in calling this location an actual town. There is a gas station, small convenience store, & a few older houses. The population is said to be around 300 people, but I doubt there are that many people still here. There is no gym or any kind of facility that provides exercise equipment or workout classes. With my current raise in pay, I can afford to start putting together a home gym. However, buying my own equipment and working out at home isn’t the same as a gym setting. I liked the socialization of taking workout classes such as pilates, yoga, & HIIT. In my new location, the best I can do is to set up an appointment with an online personal trainer & have sessions over Zoom or Facetime. I don’t really like this idea. I prefer the face to face, one on one interaction from an actual, on-site session. I am still looking into possibilities. I have considered starting a fitness class at my house. I would like to get about six to eight people together and work out together. We could go for runs and bike rides or lift weights. We could do workout videos or anything that motivates us. I think having a group setting would be fun and motivational and help me to make friends in my new area.

 

 

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I prefer working out in a home gym

I like to be physically active.

  • However, I am a misanthrope.

I don’t like to be around other people. I prefer to be alone. Being in social settings, making small talk and interactions with strangers are not for me. I have a few close friends and my dog, but I like it best when I am left alone. I was not overly affected by the COVID lockdown, because this just gave me a good reason to become a complete hermit. Now I don’t want to go back to how it was before. I have no desire to return to shopping in brick and mortar stores or attending the gym. I can order all the supplies I need online. I can keep myself in shape with a home gym. I realize that a home gym doesn’t compare to the abundance of equipment and amenities provided by a fitness center. It’s possible to focus on a particular muscle group or type of training every day. The gym also offers a number of groped fitness programs that target the entire body. They offer personal trainers, indoor running tracks, punching bags, battle ropes, & all sorts of really advanced fitness equipment. My basic home gym includes none of those things. However, I feel more comfortable. I don’t need to interact with a bunch of strangers or worry about how I’m dressed. I don’t need to wait in line to use the equipment. I can workout at any time of the day or night without getting in my car and driving to the gym. It doesn’t matter if I struggle with a workout or am in a bad mood. There is no one around to judge me.

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Figuring out that I like yoga

I need to surround myself with motivated people.

I don’t have a ton of motivation coming from within.

I used to workout every day and play various sports for the fun of it, but once the quarantine was put in place, I became very lazy. I stopped doing anything physical. It was easy to get into bad habits during the lockdown period. I gradually put on some extra weight. My energy levels were very low. I know that I need to be active in some way every day, because I can too easily get sluggish and unhealthy. Without other people at the gym keeping me motivated, I tend to sit around and watch a lot of movies. A friend of mine is a personal trainer. She suggested that I look for an online health coach to hold me accountable. I didn’t believe that would work, because I would get tired of having someone talk to me through a screen about personal fitness. She then recommended that I try yoga. She said I could do this virtually. I was reluctant at first. I didn’t think I’d stick with it. After trying out a thirty minute yoga video and attempting the various stretches, I found that I really liked it. Yoga doesn’t seem all that intense, but when I started attempting the more advanced movements, I realized that it works the whole body. Yoga is excellent for increasing range of motion, balance, strength and flexibility. It requires a great deal of concentration and can help to alleviate stress. I have gotten where I just love it. I do some form of yoga every day, and am working toward improvement.

 

 

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I don’t need a high tech stationary bike

I am very interested in the modern generation of stationary bikes that include a screen built in. The touchscreen provides options for music & display screens, & connects virtually to group classes. It’s a big investment. A top-of-the-line stationary bike can run two grand. That’s a lot for a bike that lets you pretend you’re outside. I think I’d rather buy a real bike and actually ride it outside. I know the bike with wifi connectivity allows access to a personal trainer to guide the workout, but I don’t really like that idea. A personal trainer should be able to interact with the person they are training. I have worked with multiple personal trainers over the years. The best ones have done a great job at keeping me focused on the task at hand. A personal trainer customizes the workout, makes corrections to avoid injury and increase benefits and pushes to the perfect limit. This is just not possible through a virtual setting as far as I am concerned. Whether I am at the gym or at home, my workout routine doesn’t require a face on a scream yelling out generic encouragement. I have a basic stationary bike that provides programs and allows me to adjust resistance.. Between my weight bench, free weights, yoga mat and a jump rope, I have all the equipment I need. I can manage a great workout without anyone’s assistance. I like simple exercises such as going for a run or doing push ups.I don’t need a bike that costs several thousand dollars. I like to ride my actual bike.

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Loud AC makes my corner office not worth it

About more than five weeks ago, I became a partner in a prestigious law firm downtown.

As a partner in a law firm, I get an office on the top floor.

I have an appealing corner office with a wonderful view. I was happy about the office and even a little surprised when I saw the size of the space. After a few days in the office, I can see why this office was vacant. I can hear the A/C units running all afternoon, and the A/C units are on the roof of the building, not to mention the fact that they are truly large. I have never been to the rooftop, however I can see the A/C units from the street. Every time the A/C units start running, our office windows start to shake. There is no use complaining, because all of us can’t turn off the machines. Last week, I had a call from 1 of our biggest clients. I couldn’t hear anything because the A/C unit was running. I had to leave the office and walk down to the lower floor so I could hear the call! One of our colleagues gave me a queer look when I entered the room. However, I said nothing about the problem! Some days later, the same client called again. I have to find a way to soften the noise in our office. There has to be a way to add soundproofing to the walls and muffle the sound and vibration. Surely other lawyers must be having the same problem. There are more than seven other offices on the top floor.

 

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Great corner office view destroyed by loud AC sound

About several weeks ago, I became a partner in a prestigious law firm downtown.

As a partner in a law firm, I got an office on the top floor.

I have a fantastic corner office with a good view. I was excited about the office plus even a little surprised when I saw the size of the space. After a few mornings in the office, I can see why this office was vacant. I can hear the AC units running all day, then the AC units are on the roof of the building plus they are actually large. I’ve never been to the rooftop, although I can see the AC units from the street, every time the AC units begin running, my office windows begin to shake. There is no use complaining, because the two of us can’t turn off the machines. Last week, I had a call from one of my greatest clients. I could not hear anything because the AC device was running. I had to leave the office and walk down to the lower floor so I could hear the call. One of my colleagues gave me an unusual look when I entered the room, although I said nothing about the problem. A few days later, the same client called again. It was clear that I had to find a way to soften the noise in my office. There has to be a way to add soundproofing to the walls plus muffle the sound plus vibration, and surely other lawyers must be having the same problem. There are eight other offices on the top floor.

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13. The corner office has a great view, but I hear the AC units running

About six months ago, I became a partner in a prestigious law firm downtown.

As a partner in a law firm, I get an office on the top floor.

I have a wonderful corner office with a great view. I was excited about the office and even a little surprised when I saw the size of the space. After a few days in the office, I can see why this office was vacant. I can hear the AC units running all day. The AC units are on the roof of the building and they are very large. I’ve never been to the rooftop, but I can see the AC units from the street. Every time the AC units start running, my office windows start to shake. There is no use complaining, because we can’t turn off the machines. Last week, I had a call from one of my biggest clients. I couldn’t hear anything because the AC unit was running. I had to leave the office and walk down to the lower floor so I could hear the call. One of my colleagues gave me a strange look when I entered the room, but I said nothing about the problem. A couple of days later, the same client called again. I really have to find a way to soften the noise in my office. There has to be a way to add soundproofing to the walls and muffle the sound and vibration. Surely other lawyers must be having the same problem. There are eight other offices on the top floor.

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Best dad in the world comes to my rescue again

My dad is a good guy, and he was constantly there for me & my siblings when growing up.

He went to our soccer games plus our dance recitals plus he helped us with our homework! Even when all of us were older, he still taught us crucial lessons about life.

He showed me how to change the tire on our car plus he taught our sibling how to drive. Just last weekend, our dad came to the rescue again. I was having some concerns with the a/c unit in my house. I called our parents hoping that our dad would be able to help. I expected him to provide me some great advice over the phone. I did not expect the guy to drive over to my home to help me service the machine. He brought a bin of tools plus he was determined to show me how to take care of the problem on our own next time. We detached the front cover of the a/c unit so as to see inside. My dad showed me where the evaporator coils are situated and how to clean the condensate line. The problem with the a/c unit was really a pressing accumulation of dirt plus dust. I forgot to change the air filter the past month plus that did not help the a/c unit. I have more than one pet plus they shed a lot. All the pet hair made it impossible for the a/c unit to task well. I was so thankful that our dad came to help. I would have called a service service plus that wasn’t necessary at all.

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My dad helps me unclog my AC

My dad is a fun and helpful guy.

He was always there for me and our sister when both of us were growing up.

He went to our soccer games and our dance recitals and he helped us with our homework, then even when both of us were older, he still taught us important lessons about life. He showed me how to change the tire on our automobile and he taught our sister how to drive. However, last weekend, our dad came to the rescue again. I was having some concerns with the air conditioning in our home. I called our parents hoping that our dad would be able to help. I expected him to give me some great advice over the phone. I did not expect him to drive over to the home to help me repair the machine. He brought his tools and he was determined to show me how to take care of the concern on our own next time, but the people I was with and I removed the front cover of the air conditioning so both of us could see inside, my dad showed me where the evaporator coils are located and how to wipe the condensate line. The concern with the air conditioning was absolutely a massive accumulation of dirt and dust. I forgot to change the air filter Last week and that did not help the air conditioning. I have several dogs and they shed a lot. All the dog hair had found its way to the unit making it impossible for the air conditioning to work well. I was so thankful that our dad came to help. I would have called a repair service and that wasn’t necessary at all.

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Dad’s invaluable contribution to my life

I forgot to change the air filter last month and that did not help the a/c.

My father is a great guy. He was constantly there for myself and others and my siblings when we were growing up. He went to our soccer games and our dance recitals and he helped us with our homework, however even when we were older, he still taught us pressing lessons about life. He showed me how to change the tire on my car and he taught my sibling how to drive, then last weekend, my dad came to the rescue again. I was having some problems with the a/c in my loft. I called my parents hoping that my dad would be able to help. I expected him to provide myself and others some great advice over the cellphone. I did not expect the guy to drive over to the cabin to help myself and others repair the machine. He brought a bin of tools and he was determined to show me how to take care of the problem on my own next time. We started by removing the front cover of the a/c so we could see inside, and my dad showed me where the evaporator coils are located and how to scrub the condensate line. The problem with the a/c was that it had a massive accumulation of dirt and dust. I forgot to change the air filter last month and that did not help the a/c. I have 2 dogs and they shed a lot. All the dog hair made it impossible for the a/c to task well. I was so thankful that my Mom came to help. I would have called a repair repair and that wasn’t necessary at all.

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