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Tammy P member since Sep '11

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Hi Everyone Happy I just joined Anytime Fitness on Monday and I love it already ! I feel so comfortable and not the least bit intimidated. I haven't exercised in years, so I need some help. So far, I've mostly used the Treadmill, although I did try the Elliptical and Bike for about 10 minutes each yesterday. I will be setting up an appointment with a Personal Trainer, but in the meantime can anyone offer some workout routines for weight loss ?

Thanks in advance !

posted : 9/14/2011 at 8:04 PM

member since Apr'11


Welcome to anytime fitness. I'm getting back into the routine of working out myself. Right now I do 30 minutes on the upright bike and 30 minutes on the treadmill then I throw in a couple of sets of weight training. Usually arms, shoulders, and abs. Just need to stay on track this time and work on what I eat as well. I like it too, don't feel like everybody is staring at me.

posted : 9/18/2011 at 11:30 AM

Kim Harrison member since Sep'11

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Working with a trainer gives you great results. My routine is twice weekly with a trainer lifting weights and the rest of the week rotating my cardio on the elliptical, the treadmill and the Jacobs Ladder.

posted : 2/28/2012 at 7:18 PM

Jeff Harrison member since Sep'11

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I have found that on days that I dont have that "burst" for the elliptical or the running on the treadmill, I can put the treadmill on a steep incline (15.0) and set the speed to a brisk walk (4.6MPH) and by basically walking fast uphill I can burn a decent amount of calories in 30-40 minutes.

posted : 3/2/2012 at 3:25 PM

Vicki Bowland member since Jun'10

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Jeff-- I love my incline trainer-- it goes to 30%, and with intervals of 15-25-20-30% at 1 minute, it really toasts the calories and you truly feel like you did something!

I like the elliptical, but I feel I get a much better workout at 25-30% incline. Once I start breathing again. Tongue

posted : 3/2/2012 at 3:56 PM

Edie Bevins member since Feb'12

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Hi Tammy,
Welcome to AF!!! Make sure to get your free consult with a trainer soon... He'll run you through the machines and show you how to combine them to get a great resistance workout. Muscle burns more fat, so the more you combine strength training with cardio, the better results you'll get with your weight loss!Applause

posted : 3/7/2012 at 7:41 PM

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