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Old 12-22-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Zebulon, North Carolina! <3
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Hey!

I'm overweight and sick of it, so i've made up my mind to put the rest of my savings into a gym membership. However, i don't wanna go to some gym where 95% of the people go there just to flirt, compare outfits, and "stay in shape", I'd like to go to a gym where real people come to lose weight AND stay in shape. I'm aware that every gym will have the "look at me in my cute outfit" folks, but there are many where that's the overwhelming majority of what you get, and those are the gyms i'd like to avoid like the plague. >.<

I know of curves, but i was wondering if anyone knew of a more regular gym with all-day access that catered to weight-loos/a more diverse group of people!?? OR if anyone knew about the Rex Wellness centers?? They're expensive, but look REALLY nice, an like they might cater to a diverse group of people! xD



Thanks so much for any help! ^^
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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ExcelBodyFitness: The Best Place to Sweat in Cary

It's a great environment and there are many there who have lost significant amounts of weight. It's a caring supportive gym. It's also a real tough workout.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I go to 02 and there are those "types" of which you speak, but I just try my best to ignore them and focus on myself when I'm there (I know, easier said than done sometimes it just takes some conscious positive reinforcement). My husband has a corporate membership that makes it so inexpensive I can't justify going anywhere else.
However, I will say that the Rex Wellness Center is a highly regarded wellness and fitness center with well trained staff. They also have a registered dietitians associated with the hospital who do individual counseling and group weight loss programs. I think people who go there are generally older in the older category (35+) but you definitely won't find as many "look at my cute gym clothes" types there.
I can't tell where you live but Healthtrax in North Raleigh is similar to Rex Wellness: Raleigh NC - Healthtrax Gym and Fitness Centers (also caters to an older clientele) but it's a really nice facility with well trained professionals.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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I was a member of Curves this year. I've NEvER been able to stick with a regular workout of any kind but Curves really worked for me. Half an hour 3x per week and I felt much stronger and more energetic than ever. Definitely NO ONE there who was interested in showing off their stuff!

The thing I liked about Curves is: I don't like working out but I can do anything for 30 seconds.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Zebulon, North Carolina! <3
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I was a member of Curves this year. I've NEvER been able to stick with a regular workout of any kind but Curves really worked for me. Half an hour 3x per week and I felt much stronger and more energetic than ever. Definitely NO ONE there who was interested in showing off their stuff!

The thing I liked about Curves is: I don't like working out but I can do anything for 30 seconds.



Yeah that appears to be the biggest plus for me when it comes to Curves - no one is there to impress anyone else, it's ALL about weight loss/support! ^^
Thanks for your reply, and i'll definitely add my local Curves to the short list of places to check out when i get back from x-mas vacation!! =)
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I go to 02 and there are those "types" of which you speak, but I just try my best to ignore them and focus on myself when I'm there (I know, easier said than done sometimes it just takes some conscious positive reinforcement). My husband has a corporate membership that makes it so inexpensive I can't justify going anywhere else.
However, I will say that the Rex Wellness Center is a highly regarded wellness and fitness center with well trained staff. They also have a registered dietitians associated with the hospital who do individual counseling and group weight loss programs. I think people who go there are generally older in the older category (35+) but you definitely won't find as many "look at my cute gym clothes" types there.
I can't tell where you live but Healthtrax in North Raleigh is similar to Rex Wellness: Raleigh NC - Healthtrax Gym and Fitness Centers (also caters to an older clientele) but it's a really nice facility with well trained professionals.



Oh it's definitely easier said than done! haha. I know i'd go in with a good attitude, but knowing me i'd lose that good attitude in like 5 seconds, and morph into a ball of self-consciousness if i went in alone! And since i'll be going alone, i'm trying to find places where i know i'll feel comfortable past 5 seconds! haha =P

Thank you a TON for filling me in on Rex Wellness Center! I did notice on their site that it appeared to be mature people vs. 18-25 year olds, but in a lot of ways i like that! I feel less self conscious when i'm around people older than me! xD
I'll look into Healthtrax too! I'm in Louisburg, but i go to college in N. Raleigh and planned on finding a gym to go to before and/or after school in the Raleigh area, so Healthtrax would work! xD


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Go here...

ExcelBodyFitness: The Best Place to Sweat in Cary

It's a great environment and there are many there who have lost significant amounts of weight. It's a caring supportive gym. It's also a real tough workout.



This place definitely looks awesome!! Thanks so much for filling me in about it! You guys have definitely given me a nice little list of places to go to check out for the new year!!! xD






THANKS SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR THE RESPONSES YOU GUYS!! I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SHOP AROUND AT THESE PLACES!! ^^
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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I use my apartment gym and lost 65 lbs six years ago, keeping it off as well as dramatically improving my lab results.

It takes self-discipline but so does healthy eating.

Good luck.
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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I use my apartment gym and lost 65 lbs six years ago, keeping it off as well as dramatically improving my lab results.
Are apartment gyms generally open to non-residents?
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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My best friend got serious about his well being several years ago...joined Rex Wellness, attended classes there on diet and exercise, started swimming laps and lost a lot of weight.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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I have liked going to anytime fitness (there is on in youngsville, off of capital in the shopping center with the lowe's food) and they have trainers there that you can use. It is never crowded and you see all body types there, both younger and older.

They do not have classes, though or a pool like rex.

Leigh
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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Are apartment gyms generally open to non-residents?
No, but some folks consider a good gym as a big plus in deciding where to lease and may even move to get one included in the rent.
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