The CasITa-to-5k made its first foray into cross training last week by visiting the newly built gym at work.
I am not a fan of gyms but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't thrilled when I heard the announcement.
The Playa Gym just celebrated its grand opening. The facility is open 24/7 to all employees at no cost.
I was pleasantly surprised by the Playa Gym.
The facility contains a cable station with leg press, a couple of ellipticals, a treadmill, and a stationary bike. Free weights, a bench, mats, a stability ball, and a Bosu ball are also available.
I was pleased to see the cable machine because I've been wanting to integrate some shoulder strengthening into my workouts for awhile now.
We started our workout off with some cardio on the elliptical and treadmill.
There were two televisions with closed captioning enabled which we watched in between chatting.
Towards the back of the Playa Gym, there are changing rooms for men and women complete with lockers and showers.
CasITa-to-5k is going to make an effort to hit the gym once a week. I think having workout buddies will help me hold myself accountable.
And hopefully, once I get into the habit, it will feel less like a chore and I'll look forward to it like kickboxing and running.