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JL_LI

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New spa membership day. What?

I have 5 more sessions remaining in cardiac rehab after my four stents. One of my nurses there told me I need to find a good gym. I’ve progressed beyond what the hospital offers. My dear wife’s my insurance agent and I have an expensive but great Medicare supplement plan. So we checked what’s available nearby. There were plenty of gyms and one, Life Time, was marked Premium in small blue type. My wife checked it out when it first opened and was amazed, not only by the facility but by the price. It was well north of $100 years ago and they’ve added even more. Saunas, steam rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, activities for the kids, spa, salon, coffee and juice bar, indoor bikes, Pilates, yoga, cardio fitness, machines and weights and more aerobic machines than I can count.

You get a tour and then sit down with the saleswoman. Look at her face. Look at her face. Don’t be so obvious. It was like the BMW dealer where the $40,000 car doesn’t exist. She’s describing things like I’m going to buy the package and all the extras. I’ll get a trainer, a nutritionist, learn yoga, swim laps, and more.

I tell her my car dealer analogy. She says, “No. it’s all included.” I’m thinking, included in what? “No. It’s included. Your insurance covers it.” How much without insurance? It’s now $220. Per month. No contract. OMG. Sign me up. I went yesterday and did an hour of vigorous cardio. No one asking me to stick out my arm to check my blood pressure. No one asking about weight or medication changes. A trainer sees me. She looks nothing like the nurses at St. Francis. She asks if I’d like to schedule an appointment. She’ll give me a heart attack. So I sign up anyway for a training session. And the women there working out. No double digit sizes here. OMG. And it’s covered by insurance. This isn’t Silver Sneakers. I didn’t see anyone my age while I was there. This is like the Ritz Carleton of fitness centers. Maybe I’ll get a facial. I can’t look my age in a place like this.
 
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New spa membership day. What?

I have 5 more sessions remaining in cardiac rehab after my four stents. One of my nurses there told me I need to find a good gym. I’ve progressed beyond what the hospital offers. My dear wife’s my insurance agent and I have an expensive but great Medicare supplement plan. So we checked what’s available nearby. There were plenty of gyms and one, Life Time, was marked Premium in small blue type. My wife checked it out when it first opened and was amazed, not only by the facility but by the price. It was well north of $100 years ago and they’ve added even more. Saunas, steam rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, activities for the kids, spa, salon, coffee and juice bar, indoor bikes, Pilates, yoga, cardio fitness, machines and weights and more aerobic machines than I can count.

You get a tour and then sit down with the saleswoman. Look at her face. Look at her face. Don’t be so obvious. It was like the BMW dealer where the $40,000 car doesn’t exist. She’s describing things like I’m going to buy the package and all the extras. I’ll get a trainer, a nutritionist, learn yoga, swim laps, and more.

I tell her my car dealer analogy. She says, “No. it’s all included.” I’m thinking, included in what? “No. It’s included. Your insurance covers it.” How much without insurance? It’s now $220. Per month. No contract. OMG. Sign me up. I went yesterday and did an hour of vigorous cardio. No one asking me to stick out my arm to check my blood pressure. No one asking about weight or medication changes. A trainer sees me. She looks nothing like the nurses at Sy. Francis. She asks if I’d like to schedule an appointment. She’ll give me a heart attack. So I sign up for a training session. And the women there working out. No double digit sizes here. OMG. And it’s covered by insurance. This isn’t Silver Sneakers. I didn’t see anyone my age while I was there. This is like the Ritz Carleton of fitness centers. Maybe I’ll get a facial. I can’t look my age in a place like this.
And then you woke up………………………😀
 

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No. It’s real. I took my wife down yesterday to sign up. She has the same insurance. The guy who signed her up looked like a contestant on The Bachelor. Same deal but we had to be signed up by April 30 to get the outdoor pool. Otherwise outdoor pool membership is $250 for the season.
 

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Wow, sounds like you've used up you allotment of good luck for the rest of the year in one shot!

Sometimes the ball bounces in your favor. Don't question it, just enjoy it. This is payback for all the times that it didn't bounce in your favor.

Enjoy yourself, but be careful. Sounds like the eye candy could trigger a heart attack and land you back at the hospital. Must. Concentrate. On. The. Exercise.
 

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New spa membership day. What?

I have 5 more sessions remaining in cardiac rehab after my four stents. One of my nurses there told me I need to find a good gym. I’ve progressed beyond what the hospital offers. My dear wife’s my insurance agent and I have an expensive but great Medicare supplement plan. So we checked what’s available nearby. There were plenty of gyms and one, Life Time, was marked Premium in small blue type. My wife checked it out when it first opened and was amazed, not only by the facility but by the price. It was well north of $100 years ago and they’ve added even more. Saunas, steam rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, activities for the kids, spa, salon, coffee and juice bar, indoor bikes, Pilates, yoga, cardio fitness, machines and weights and more aerobic machines than I can count.

You get a tour and then sit down with the saleswoman. Look at her face. Look at her face. Don’t be so obvious. It was like the BMW dealer where the $40,000 car doesn’t exist. She’s describing things like I’m going to buy the package and all the extras. I’ll get a trainer, a nutritionist, learn yoga, swim laps, and more.

I tell her my car dealer analogy. She says, “No. it’s all included.” I’m thinking, included in what? “No. It’s included. Your insurance covers it.” How much without insurance? It’s now $220. Per month. No contract. OMG. Sign me up. I went yesterday and did an hour of vigorous cardio. No one asking me to stick out my arm to check my blood pressure. No one asking about weight or medication changes. A trainer sees me. She looks nothing like the nurses at Sy. Francis. She asks if I’d like to schedule an appointment. She’ll give me a heart attack. So I sign up for a training session. And the women there working out. No double digit sizes here. OMG. And it’s covered by insurance. This isn’t Silver Sneakers. I didn’t see anyone my age while I was there. This is like the Ritz Carleton of fitness centers. Maybe I’ll get a facial. I can’t look my age in a place like this.
I know many Advantage plans offer "Silver Sneaker" gym memberships for members. I've never been a gym person, but I might need to look into one. I LOVE swimming (have since I was a child) and my folks always had pools......but they (and the houses with pools) are long gone. I may check this out.....thanks. ;)
 

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You know I just realized something. Siri, the Googlebots, someone must be listening. The day that cardio nurse suggested finding a gym, Planet Fitness ads started appearing on my TDPRI feed. The afternoon I signed up at Life Time they stopped. It’s like a chip has been implanted in my brain and it’s sending reports to the cloud. Coincidence? What’s the probability of its being totally random? That’s another thread. Let’s see if casino adds start showing up.
 

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New spa membership day. What?
She looks nothing like the nurses at St. Francis. She asks if I’d like to schedule an appointment. She’ll give me a heart attack. So I sign up anyway for a training session. And the women there working out. No double digit sizes here. OMG.

Ordinarily, it’s a custom here to say “pics or it didn’t happen.”

However, I’m thinking that places like this discourage photo taking and seeing as how you seem to be looking forward to the cardio, etc, etc, maybe we’ll just take your word for it.

Enjoy every minute!
 

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It's cool going to a gym, I used to do it, but at this point, I no longer want to go to one. Just be careful you don't get OCB going and hurt yourself, and it's easy to do. Old bodies can and do tear up sometimes in the process of making them stronger. Hernias hide in all of the weight machines, especially the leg lift ones. Blown out shoulders and bad backs can happen pretty easily hanging with the gym crowd. Most of the people there like you have stated are going to be younger than you, DON'T TRY TO KEEP UP WITH THEM!
 

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Ordinarily, it’s a custom here to say “pics or it didn’t happen.”

However, I’m thinking that places like this discourage photo taking and seeing as how you seem to be looking forward to the cardio, etc, etc, maybe we’ll just take your word for it.

Enjoy every minute!
No phones or photos. The signs are discrete but strategically placed. TDPRI also has rules against cheesecake. So imagine the row of perfect butts on a line of treadmills. Some of them have their claws out. But they’re looking to connect with someone 20 or 30 years younger than me. They’re also looking for a guy driving a Carrera. I drove my 330i when I joined and the Z4 to my first workout and they were kind of mundane compared with other cars in the lot.
 

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No phones or photos. The signs are discrete but strategically placed. TDPRI also has rules against cheesecake. So imagine the row of perfect butts on a line of treadmills. Some of them have their claws out. But they’re looking to connect with someone 20 or 30 years younger than me. They’re also looking for a guy driving a Carrera. I drove my 330i when I joined and the Z4 to my first workout and they were kind of mundane compared with other cars in the lot.
Sort of one upped, as you were one upping! ;)
 

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It's cool going to a gym, I used to do it, but at this point, I no longer want to go to one. Just be careful you don't get OCB going and hurt yourself, and it's easy to do. Old bodies can and do tear up sometimes in the process of making them stronger. Hernias hide in all of the weight machines, especially the leg lift ones. Blown out shoulders and bad backs can happen pretty easily hanging with the gym crowd. Most of the people there like you have stated are going to be younger than you, DON'T TRY TO KEEP UP WITH THEM!
The trainer in cardiac rehab is a physical therapist. I’ve been doing resistance training and my joints have actually gotten better stabilized. Less weight and long counts. Slow smooth movements build strength without causing injury. I’ve been building endurance on the cardio machines. I have an appointment with my cardiologist tomorrow. It’s time to negotiate what I can do in Hawaii. I need a vacation and I’m taking one.
 

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You know I just realized something. Siri, the Googlebots, someone must be listening. The day that cardio nurse suggested finding a gym, Planet Fitness ads started appearing on my TDPRI feed. The afternoon I signed up at Life Time they stopped. It’s like a chip has been implanted in my brain and it’s sending reports to the cloud. Coincidence? What’s the probability of its being totally random? That’s another thread. Let’s see if casino adds start showing up.
Not a coincidence or random at all. Your phone absolutely listens to you, and sends ads to apps on your phone based on your recent chatter.
 

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After my triple bypass, they sent me to "cardiac rehab." It wasn't covered by my mickeymouse insurance, and it cost $150 a session. I went to 2 sessions and quit. Why?

It was lame. The stuff they had us doing was ridiculously easy and we were made to glove up and wipe down touchpoints on every single machine after use - and there were about a dozen machines in my routine. And this was before THAT WHICH WE DARE NOT NAME.

I was the only person there under 70, and most of them looked like they'd neve been in a gym before. Wearing street clothes and not having even tennis shoes of some kind. I'm guessing this had a lot to do with WHY they got there to begin with ...

So I went to my gym and mapped out a program similar in nature to what they had going. My gym costs me around $200 a year (guessing it'll be free in a year or so when I'm on Medicare). That's less than I paid for the 2 sessions in lameotown. Oh, and they charged me for a third session that I never did. And that's $$$ I'll never see again.

So go do the gym and take it easy. It's been 2 years for me and I'm going three times a week and actually working out now. Feels great!
 

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Be careful, because there are a whole lot of younger women that chase after older guys.

And telling them, "I'm married," sometimes doesn't dissuade them; it only serves to inspire them to double down on their efforts.

ENJOY!
 




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