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Double Duty Wed Eves

January 12th, 2012 at 02:22 pm

Wednesday nights are for ice skate lessons, and have been for the last 3 years. Being a diehard creature of habit, I do as always and hang out in the rink for what has become a 2 hour commitment wearing a winter coat, gloves and scarves. Think: being in a refrigerator for a couple hours.

Some parents read, some bring laptops (the rink has WiFi!), some make jewelry or sew (guess who??).

About a year ago a fitness club opened in one of the empty storefronts in the rink center. A few months later parking in the lot seemed to be getting tighter at the time of our ice lesson.

By the end of 2011, it was certain. Parking at the time our ice lesson was full because of a ZUMBA class over at the club. I watched once in the window, about 100 people were dancing away, Brazilian music and spanish lyrics blaring.

One of the moms (who's kid was also at ice lessons), in fact was going to the Zumba. I didn't really think about it much until a second mom remarked to me that it would be such an easy time to get in a work out for her.

OK !! That's all it took to plant the idea in my head. I WANTED to get a little more active beyond walks at work during lunch and an occasional weekend trail hike or bike ride.

BINGO !! They let me take 1 class free to try. NICE. Then the cost for the class turned out to be extremely acceptable. This club offers a punch card for 10 classes/$60. EASY! No sign up fee, no monthly fee.

There I am now on Wednesdays. 3 classes down, 7 to go. And renew?! I plan to for a couple more punch cards.

And maybe then a used Wii Zumba game??
Anyone out there with one and how is it?

Thx, The Frugal Artisan

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3 Responses to “Double Duty Wed Eves”

  1. MonkeyMama Says:

    That's a good price for Zumba. Around here all my very broke friends do Zumba - the cost was like $10-$12 per class. For reference, my awesome aerobics/yoga class is $2.50 per class (same punch card system) and my gym membership is $15/month. So it strikes me as a little absurd. No thanks, I will pass.

    At least at $6/class I would understand it a little better - would maybe even check it out!

    I often go to the gym when my kids have sports practice. I like the reading time, too, but if I am right down the street from the gym anyway, and can kill two birds with one stone...

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Great plan to get the workout in!

  3. Jerry Says:

    I think it is great that you can use that time to lead to some insurance of better health, and that the fees are not astronomical. Enjoy NOT freezing your tail off in the rink! Smile Jerry

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