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Is Your Mom Into Exercising?

My mom has always been about being pretty active in general, but in the past few years (after a health condition) she's been fully on the fitness bandwagon. Not only do my parents run or walk every day in their neighborhood park, but last year they even completed their first half marathon! And while you won't find her in the gym, my mom has other ways of staying healthy: before she retired, my mom was known for climbing six floors to her workplace several times a day.

What about your mom? In honor of Mother's Day, we want to know: is/was she into exercising?

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peachbonnet peachbonnet 3 years

I wouldn't say my mom is into working out, but she does go on a 3 mile walk 5-6 times a week.

dothezonk dothezonk 7 years
My mom is 52 and she can keep up with me (I'm 24). I did Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred, so she did it (ALL OF IT!!). I started doing yoga at home, and so did she. We do challenging DVDs together when I visit my hometown and go for walks, but she does all of it on her own already. She's even got my dad moving which means a lot because he's diabetic. Here's a photo of my mom workin' it:
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
My mom is somewhere inbetween the 2 choices. She is a gardening maniac and stays in pretty good shape because of it but doesn't workout regularly.
tatsauce tatsauce 7 years
When my mom was in her late 30s-40s, she'd go to the gym twice a day, sometimes three times! As a result, I never really got to see her during the weekday as a child, but I loved spending time with Grandma anyway. I appreciate that she was and still is really into fitness which has made me no stranger to the gym. I think I started going regularly when I was 17.
Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
my mom doesn't "work out" really but she does golf every day in the summer which adds up to a lot of walking.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
these comments just show me how important it is for a person to have fit parents to be into sports. it has to be made a routine thing from the childhood, i lack that.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Yup! She walks 4 miles/ day or does water aerobics. She used to do Zumba regularly but now has rhuematoid (sp) arthritis, so she is sticking to walking/ water aerobics/ yoga now. She is in great shape and, at 62, has the bone density of someone in her 40s. (my dad, on the other hand....)
Spectra Spectra 7 years
My mom hates working out. She doesn't even like walking because it involves too much effort. It's kind of annoying because any time we want to do anything that involves more than 10 minutes of walking, she gets winded.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
I think exercise is on the list of things my mom wants to do after she retires.
Purrsnickety Purrsnickety 7 years
My mom just got into exercising about a year and a half ago. She made friends with someone who happened to teach yoga & pilates at a local gym once a week so she goes to those classes and then does the other machines in the gym. She got herself a really nice bike with helmet and accessories and she's been riding when the weather is nice. There is an awesome bike path right next to the ocean where she lives so she loves it!
dubalicious dubalicious 7 years
My mom is really active. She was a ballerina when she was younger, a big skier and she used to run quite a bit. Two torn ACL's later, she doesn't do as much running - but she loves weights and the bike at the gym. Probably goes at least 4 times a week.
lamicmic lamicmic 7 years
the only thing she wanted this mother's day was to get on her road bike and go for a ride. Alas, it's about 2˚C today so she had to make sue with a spinning class. She's almost 56 and I (20) have trouble keeping up with her!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Sort of. My Mom walks everyday.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
imlissy - "I've been trying to get my mom to exercise for years. She always has an excuse. " ^^ Ditto. She always feels tired too and has pains, exercise would really benefit her.
taylvs3 taylvs3 7 years
Yes, my mom runs 6 days a week, and it's a great example to me of how to incorporate fitness into one's daily life.
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 7 years
My mother has been a runner her whole life, and still is today, at the age of 58. She looks amazing, and often people think we're sisters, despite our 30 year age difference.
soapbox soapbox 7 years
Yes, she's the reason why I'm so active. She power walks, lift weights, does yoga, ect. Recently, she moved her home gym into her office. So I'll see her power walking on the treadmill while on conference calls. And when I was picking out a dorm room, the first thing she asked was if I could fit a mini elliptical.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
no. i tried encouraging her, but it didn't work. but she does make sure to take long walks by the beach with dad, that's their work out routine. but nothing high impact or weight training. they do leave on the fifth floor with no lift, so that's some stairs climbing everyday :)
imLissy imLissy 7 years
I've been trying to get my mom to exercise for years. She always has an excuse.
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