By Conduit Staff
Getting into shape and staying that way can be hard work—especially when you’re putting in 50-plus-hour weeks to get things done at work.
But for many of our survey-takers, getting in some sort of exercise is a daily imperative. One respondent said he plays racquetball at the downtown Oakland YMCA two or three times a week.
Another said: “I like to work out at Planet Fitness before noon. I would also like to join a walking group in that starts early in the morning.”
Sometimes, one respondent said, it’s not just about getting away from work for exercise. Other things can get in the way.
“I usually try to work out a couple times a week when I'm not too busy with home improvement projects. I'll head home after work, change, and hit the gym by 6 or 6:30 a.m. for a swim or yoga class or maybe some light weights.”
For yet others, keeping it simple is important: “Surfing, weight and climbing.” And there are those that just make us jealous—like this person (sheesh): “YMCA for light weights; half-hour of stretching and crunches; half-hour on the Stairmaster; swimming at the Tesmescal Masters three times a week; and, finally, walking two miles a day. Oh, and I’m 75.” (Showoff.)
We’re working up a sweat just thinking about all this exercise. Can we please get a towel?