I wonder…how many words are there to describe intense heat? We’re on day five of post century temperatures, and according to the experts, there is no end in sight. Predictions are that this heat wave will continue for at least the next two weeks.
Needless to say, there isn’t any outdoor exercise going on, not even at night. It was still 92 degrees at 10:00 pm last night! So what’s a girl to do? Hit the Y on the way home from work, of course! I exercised yesterday with my gym buddy on the east coast. We check in via text message and keep each other motivated. JAFG went to a Body Pump class at her Y; I worked through Week 6 of my C25K Learning to Speedwalk program. (Three minutes at 3.5 mph; 10 at 4.3 mph; 3 at 3.5 mps; 12 at 4.4 mph and wrapping up with a 2 minute cooldown) I finished 2.2 miles in thirty minutes.
The YMCA is absolutley the best deal around here for a gym membership. $62 a month gets our entire family of six access to treadmills, ellipticals, weight machines, free weights, a basketball court, a swimming pool, and all the exercise classes we could possibly want, including pilates, boot camp, body building, Zumba, spinning, regular aerobics and yoga. They have affordable personal trainers, computerized tracking for your workouts, and can perform a metabolic assessment. AND there’s a rock climbing wall that is two stories tall. We LOVE the Y!