Hey Rhonda! I think a couple of us are hitting the big 5-0 this year (me included), and I know Jody is over 50. We decided to stay together since we've bonded so much. You are always welcome! I see you on FB a lot. I don't look at the Cathe forums much except the checkin thread. I try to stay off the computer as much as possible I started staying off the computer when my neck problems started last year, it was hard, but I do have to say a bit liberating :0 I'll be the one doing all the modifications
It was so good to meet you this weekend. You aren't on FB, are you? I put up some pics on there. I'll email you a link to mine on Picture Trail in a bit. I was going to go upstairs to change clothes but after getting our pics taken with Cathe, I knew the showers would all be taken. I'm sorry I missed the brunch but glad to have gotten home earlier. I think I already sent you a friend invite.
It was really fun to get to know you! I think we didn't say good bye after the final CAthe pics! Maybe we did, but, I don't remember. I will be putting up some photos somewhere, and will let you know when I do, hopefully by Tuesday.
I am really sore today!! How about you?
Well I will be asking you to be my friend, when I figure out how to do it!
Pug, We have a really large weight machine in the corner of the room, by the window. It gets very little use, considering the amount of space it takes up. I like my dumbbells and barbell much better. I have both rubber coated, to protect the floor. I really like the way they feel and the fact that they dont rust. I supplemented the set with a pair of 17.5 lbs because I couldn't always make the jump from 15 lbs to 20.
Thanks for your kind words about the house and the kids! My daughter would love your furry friends, as she is a nature and animal lover and wants to be a vet when she grows up. I'll be sure to show her your pictures!
My son loves technology. He wants to be an inventor when he grows up. (Is that really a job description?) He and my daughter debate the virtues of nature of technology. They are like night and day!
Okay, I put up an album with pictures of my fitness center. You'll see my space challenges. When we bought the house we broke down some walls to turn a closet into more floor space (in the cardio area). It was dark and depressing! It had dark brown trim, yellow walls, and dark brown indoor/outdoor carpeting glued right to the concrete (the knees, the knees!). I had a raised floor put in to help lessen the impact on my joints.
I was wondering if you had any special resistance/weight machines, or if they were all cardio. It's nice to have so much variety!
Pug, I really like your gym! I was trying to figure out all of the equipment that you have, but can't tell from the photos. You're fortunate to have so much room for your gym!
We made a gym in our basement (also my favorite room), but it's an odd-shaped room and not as large. I dedicated one part to the machines and weight and the other part is the aerobics area. I have rubber flooring in the weight/machine section, and wood-like flooring (like Cathe uses in her videos) in the other area.
I find that having a nice place to work out makes it easier to do it regularly!