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Old 11-16-2020, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia Pa
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Well, regardless of what venue you're considering, you might want to wait a week or two before pulling the trigger. I can't imagine any gyms will remain open too much longer this winter. The good news is you have everything you really need outside. Go for a 3 mile run/walk and every 7 or so blocks (or .25 miles), drop and do 10 pushups. Aim for like 50-75 pushups. Next day, replace pushups with air squats. There are literally thousands of outside workouts you can do with no equipment (youtube or google it).
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Old 11-16-2020, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Phila & NYC
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Well, regardless of what venue you're considering, you might want to wait a week or two before pulling the trigger. I can't imagine any gyms will remain open too much longer this winter. The good news is you have everything you really need outside. Go for a 3 mile run/walk and every 7 or so blocks (or .25 miles), drop and do 10 pushups. Aim for like 50-75 pushups. Next day, replace pushups with air squats. There are literally thousands of outside workouts you can do with no equipment (youtube or google it).
Agree. I myself have not been to a gym (and I belong to a few) since the start of Covid. I have pretty much been doing a lot of out-door walking and a minimal amount of weights at my home. I really miss the lap swimming though.
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Old 11-16-2020, 05:41 PM
 
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Well, regardless of what venue you're considering, you might want to wait a week or two before pulling the trigger. I can't imagine any gyms will remain open too much longer this winter. The good news is you have everything you really need outside. Go for a 3 mile run/walk and every 7 or so blocks (or .25 miles), drop and do 10 pushups. Aim for like 50-75 pushups. Next day, replace pushups with air squats. There are literally thousands of outside workouts you can do with no equipment (youtube or google it).
My job is offering a significant gym reimbursement, but I need to spend some of it before the end of the year. Where I live is not conducive for intensive work outs (can't jump up and down basically, etc.). So buying home equipment beyond weights for simple lifting is not ideal for me. So, maybe my focus should be on personal training (in addition to what you suggested for the free option)?
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Old 11-20-2020, 03:18 PM
 
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Personal training that is around $30-50 / session would be ideal is what I think I'm looking for now.
I'd rather not have to pay a membership to a gym on top of the personal trainer price as well.

I'm not as concerned with having a variety of options.

Hopefully, something where I can take care of everything in place beforehand and not have to keep requesting for reimbursement per month or something like that.
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:08 PM
 
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Anyone know anything about any of these places? (I'd recommend post positives online and PM negatives if you feel it's important to express.)

Home - Fitness at 5 East
I like how they will consider outdoor training and 1-1.
I get a great vibe reading the website. I don't know if it would be out of my price range. Also, maybe I could consider fewer sessions for a whole year and then just work on myself otherwise.

John's Fitness Train (Ridley)
-has a very local feel to it. Maybe prices are very reasonable for personal training?

Crossfit Delaware Valley (Broommall)- I know I said nothing super intense, but I ran into this and was thinking well maybe I should consider 30 min sessions anyway since they do offer 1-1.


I've visited Body Intensity before, but I'm in a different situation now that I was 2-3 years ago and willing to re-consider.
(Havertown and Newtown Square)

Can anyone verify this website?
https://fitnesstrainer.com/
I'm not sure what to think about it. I guess when I book through here, this would essentially be my receipt for reimbursement? It seems I could not try to bargain even if I'm buying a lot at once.

Thank you.

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Old 11-22-2020, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia Pa
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Anyone know anything about any of these places? (I'd recommend post positives online and PM negatives if you feel it's important to express.)

Home - Fitness at 5 East
I like how they will consider outdoor training and 1-1.
I get a great vibe reading the website. I don't know if it would be out of my price range. Also, maybe I could consider fewer sessions for a whole year and then just work on myself otherwise.

John's Fitness Train (Ridley)
-has a very local feel to it. Maybe prices are very reasonable for personal training?

Crossfit Delaware Valley (Broommall)- I know I said nothing super intense, but I ran into this and was thinking well maybe I should consider 30 min sessions anyway since they do offer 1-1.


I've visited Body Intensity before, but I'm in a different situation now that I was 2-3 years ago and willing to re-consider.
(Havertown and Newtown Square)

Thank you.
If you want personal training, find a trainer first and go from there. Some gyms have deals with trainers that you guys can go together for free. Also, some trainers have entire set-ups in their home gyms and you won't even need to join a gym. In the meantime though, just join a cheap month to month like Planet Fitness or something similar. Getting fit is way more about consistency and diet than workout style or intensity. You can personally control both consistency and diet. Start tomorrow my friend. Walk 2 miles and plan out a low carb calorie-deficit meal day.
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