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    How far would you drive to workout?

    Here in Ontario everything has been closed but some remote areas are fully opening Wednesday. I could drive 199kms (130ish miles) each way. This seems excessive and some other areas may open up next Monday but nothing is certain yet.

    Would you drive 2 hours each way to work out?
    Iím contemplating it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redz View Post
    Here in Ontario everything has been closed but some remote areas are fully opening Wednesday. I could drive 199kms (130ish miles) each way. This seems excessive and some other areas may open up next Monday but nothing is certain yet.

    Would you drive 2 hours each way to work out?
    I’m contemplating it.
    I think I'd and have driven an hour or so at a maximum. Damn it would suck to forget your headphones
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    Quote Originally Posted by fit_deskjocky View Post
    I thought Florida was wide open. I figured Desantis would have you guys opened all the way back up by now. I think I'd and have driven an hour or so at a maximum. Damn it would suck to forget your headphones
    He’s talking about Ontario, Canada.


    Personally I would save the gas and buy a home gym. 2 hours will get old, quick.
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    I would end of divorced if I spent 6 hours at the gym about 5-6 days a week. (4 hour drive plus the workout.)

    Hell, add in getting ready and the shower and food afterwards and you're talking 7 hours.

    Now I would do it occansionaly for special reasons. Say to meet a friend or to do a SBD day with real powerlifting equipment in preperartion for a meet. (squat, bench, dead)
    But only for a real special reason.
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    Fuck that I’d rather get fat and wait :-)
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    It’s a pain, I can’t do the home gym where I live. I was driving up to an hour for over a month before the full lockdown. Next Monday the regions 45-60 mins away may open gyms again. I need a haircut too which is open 2hours away. I’ve been sitting at home all day lately everything’s closed so it wouldn’t be the worst to go once. Worst part is you have to book a 1hr block at the gym, I’d have to hopefully get a 2nd hour if it’s not fully booked after their 15 minute closing period between sessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redz View Post
    It’s a pain, I can’t do the home gym where I live. I was driving up to an hour for over a month before the full lockdown. Next Monday the regions 45-60 mins away may open gyms again. I need a haircut too which is open 2hours away. I’ve been sitting at home all day lately everything’s closed so it wouldn’t be the worst to go once. Worst part is you have to book a 1hr block at the gym, I’d have to hopefully get a 2nd hour if it’s not fully booked after their 15 minute closing period between sessions.
    Have you all been locked down the entire time like this? I'd say the gym is the only socialization you are getting on most days. The mental health gained from getting out would be worth driving an hour plus for

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    I found during the lockdown I could make it as long as 2 things existed. A haircut and a workout. I can survive without the rest.

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    Yes they keep closing them it’s been terrible, I found some ways to work out in other regions however most people can only workout in their own region which I’m in Toronto which has been closed over half the year. I think I might drive once just for the haircut and workout plus of course something to do. I think I’ll be good from Monday onwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redz View Post
    Yes they keep closing them it’s been terrible, I found some ways to work out in other regions however most people can only workout in their own region which I’m in Toronto which has been closed over half the year. I think I might drive once just for the haircut and workout plus of course something to do. I think I’ll be good from Monday onwards.
    It really sucks cause I believe they'll find the infection rate much lower of those who exercise regularly. Closing gyms is counter productive

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    I’m going tomorrow, gives me something to do plus I’ll get a haircut. Hoping next week the closer regions will open gyms back up so I can go back to my regular routine. 45lb dumbbells at home not getting it done lol
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    You'll feel like a new man after both
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    Quote Originally Posted by redz View Post
    Iím going tomorrow, gives me something to do plus Iíll get a haircut. Hoping next week the closer regions will open gyms back up so I can go back to my regular routine. 45lb dumbbells at home not getting it done lol
    Get some 6x6 landscaping timbers, maybe some plumbing pipe, some bags of concrete and a couple of buckets. Strongman away!

    Also, lots of folks seem to be making diy concrete weights. I haven't looked at it real hard yet myself.

    Edit: oops just saw where you can't do the home gym thing. Maybe you could get that stuff and say it is for 'a future home improvement project'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cylon357 View Post
    Edit: oops just saw where you can't do the home gym thing. Maybe you could get that stuff and say it is for 'a future home improvement project'?
    Could rent a storage building and set up a gym. I'm sure if shit remains closed as it has already there'll be others interested in pitching in and supplying some equipment and weights.
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    I must not be as dedicated as some.
    I could barely get my ass to the weights in the living room. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fit_deskjocky View Post
    Could rent a storage building and set up a gym. I'm sure if shit remains closed as it has already there'll be others interested in pitching in and supplying some equipment and weights.
    I was looking in to doing that. Problem is for enough space to fit a bench, weights and a rack, you're looking at like $200 a month (at least out here in Los Angeles) and on top of that, you still have to buy the equipment (which finding decent equipment right now is hard and expensive). Going in on it with other people could work, but you probably need to get everything in writing so that nobody gets screwed

    Plus another thing with storage lockers is most of them are not open 24/7. Some of them close at 6pm. And there are many places that won't allow you to open a gym in it.

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    How far would you drive to workout?

    When covid first hit I built a home gym in my garage. It was expensive but I have no regrets. Gyms are still closed here and I just decided to stop cutting my hair. My hair hasnít been this long since high school. Lol I just put product in it and slick it back now that I am past the goody stage. I switched from wearing glasses to wearing contacts during the day too. I couldnít deal with the glasses fogging up anymore
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    Here in Ontario everything has been closed but some remote areas are fully opening Wednesday. I could drive 199kms (130ish miles) each way. This seems excessive and some other areas may open up next Monday but nothing is certain yet.
    Would you drive 2 hours each way to work out?
    I’m contemplating it.
    Well, I would train at my own home gym. But if I would choose a drive - I would consider about getting good music or audio books for that trips.

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