The Gym Box- Group Fitness at Home
Instead of going to the gym, I prefer to run/walk outside and do yoga and strength training DVDs at home. It’s just more convenient and less boring than driving to the gym to run on a treadmill and aimlessly wander around the weight rooms. However, sometimes I need a change, and I would love access to group fitness classes like kickboxing, plus running in the winter isn’t always appealing since I’m not a fan of the bitter cold. While reading Shape Magazine, I came across a blurb about something called The Gym Box. It’s basically a cable box for your TV that lets you stream hundreds of different gym-inspired fitness classes for only $10 a month! That’s MUCH more economical than a gym membership, especially if the only thing you want out of it is access to classes. It’s also less repetitive than using the same DVDs all the time. I went to the website to check it out, and it seems really easy! If you want to watch on your computer, you don’t need to purchase the box, but if you want it for your TV, you have 2 box options. One is more expensive than the other, but both of them allow access to the classes for the monthly fee AND you can use them for Netflix, Pandora, MLB, and other channels. If you don’t want to spend money on the boxes, you can even hook your computer to your TV. I haven’t tried it out yet because I’m still paying for the rest of my basic (meaning no group classes) gym membership for the next couple months (which I hate and don’t use), but it seems like it might be a good investment. Go to the website to get started (www.thegymbox.com) and if you do, PLEASE tell me how you like it! 🙂
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