January Jellies

The holidays are over all right, but it seems they’ve left something behind. An extra bun or 2 on my behind, and while I’m as big a fan as any of “junk in the trunk”, at a bird-boned 5’5, that junk just don’t fit.

No recourse but to get fit, and to that end I’m rolling out the yoga mat here at CHARRON’s CHATTER. The Advil & Ace bandages, too, ’cause this summer chicken is heading back to the gym, and since I know such an endeavor is undoubtedly on your to-do list, too, I’m inviting you to join my venture virtually. That’s right! I’ve got coupons, so it’s all about gym review/armchair warrior time!

Beyond the discount book, seasonal flab, and moxie to ask for tit-for-tat breaks, it’s people energy that impels me to visit several of SB’s modern-day torture chambers in a Goldilocks effort to find one that’s “just right”. One with “skinny” mirrors & “light” scales & “cute” guys, and if you want to know whether this Gem of a Gym proves to be local, national, or purely fictitious, you’ll just have to lace up daily. Or bi-weekly. At the very least, monthly, as I’ll be posting reviews in one of those 3 time frames, contingent on follow through. (wink-wink, and hit the snooze button already)

My coupon clipper features 6 different gym specials, and since each facility features a different area of focus or amenity, I plan to hit, lift, jump, pump or run at all six of ‘em. Regulations permitting, I’ll even embellish my reviews with ridiculous pictures of myself sweating to the Oldies…Trying everything from rock-climbing at the Santa Barbara Rock Gym, to swimming & steaming at Goleta Valley Athletic, to a spectrum of exercise classes offered by the aptly named: Spectrum gym. The gym I’ve picked to begin…again.

Spectrum née Gold’s gym is my former go-to workout emporium, and as such, remains nearest and dearest my heart. My physical location, too, and at this stage of the January Jellies, easy Axxess is no small consideration. Join me early next week to read a few words to the wise, when my review covering this weekend’s excursion to Spectrum will post.

Featuring discounts from: Spectrum, GVAC, CrossFit, SB Rock Gym, Yasa & Montecito Yoga(s).

Now let’s get physical!

BIO: Based in Santa Barbara, CA, Karen Robiscoe is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and personal trainer through NASM. DBA Kardio with Karen, she is additionally certified as a Group X instructor and Spin teacher with Fitour, a licensed Livestrong Cancer Survivors instructor by YMCA, and a fully accredited Aquatics teacher with AEA.


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