Being Bruce -: Weight Loss Tips - If You Belong to a Gym

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Weight Loss Tips - If You Belong to a Gym

 If You Belong to a Gym

Gyms are great! We’ve belonged to a variety of gyms and wellness centers over the past decades, including a state-of-the-art aquatics center with an  Olympic-size lap pool.

Here are a few of the positive things we found about our gym memberships:
  • Seeing others workout makes you feel less alone on your weight loss journey
  • Seeing others with fit bodies is an amazing motivator
  • Access to a variety of well-maintained equipment
  • Availability of trainer (usually for an additional cost)
  • Making new friends with the staff and other members
  •  Gear and equipment for sale on site
Here are a few of the negative things we found about our gym memberships:
  • Commuting back and forth
  • Closures for holidays, repairs, and moves
  • Ongoing membership fees, whether you use the facility or not
  • Having to wait for the particular machine you want when you want to use it
  • Crowded work out classes
  • Small, crowded locker rooms
  • Lack of peer support
  • Lack of incentives or rewards for meeting work out goals
Surely you can add your own opinions to these lists.

If you’ve found a gym that meets your needs that’s in the right place for the right price, then, by all means, we encourage you to use it on a consistent basis.

Our advice is to have a home-based work out alternative to your gym membership for those days when you don’t have time for your gym commute, when the weather is inclement, or you need a change of pace.


The above strategy is from Marge and Bruce Brown's "Weight Loss Program - Personal Coaching Guide", from the Quantum Results Coaching Personal Development Series. Available on Amazon at CLICK THIS LINK

A key factor in our own weight management program loss is Beachbody's Shakeology Meal Replacement Shake (disclosure: we are Team Beachbody Coaches and benefit from Shakeology sales). For more information on Shakeology, including what doctors say, CLICK THIS LINK.


  1. Hello,

    I am extremely overweight and need to lose fast because my wedding is just 3 months away! How do I lose weight so fast, except without starving??

    Thanks for your help and advice!

  2. Hey Janice,

    People can have fabulous results in three months with the right exercise, nutrition, and support.

    What works best for each person can be a little (or a lot) different and I'd be honored to help you choose the right program and plan.

    One thing for sure, Janice, starving is not the way to go. You will drop weight but it will be 60% muscle and if/when you inevitably gain again it will come back as all fat if you don't have a good exercise program.

    So again, I'd be happy to help you choose an appropriate program based on your starting point and your preferences.

    Feel free to call, text, or email me.