I started this blog 3+ years ago in April 2012 and I decided it was about time to update this “About” page. The title “2 Lazy 4 Gym” was chosen not because I am actually lazy but because I value my time. I have a million things to do every day—and that includes working out at least once a day (usually twice) and I do not want to waste that precious time driving to the gym and doing all of the gym stuff before I can even get started working out. Nor do I want to alter my day for a gym class schedule. Or worse—wait my turn to use strength training equipment that is covered with other people’s sweat. Then have to drive home sweaty (because I will not shower in a gym shower—I spent too many years in the military to ever want to shower in a public place again). And finally, I am an introvert. Working out is “me” time—not social hour. I do not need to take pictures of myself in the gym mirror before, during or after a workout to post to Facebook. I just want to work out with my favorite trainers in the privacy of my own home.
The reason I created this blog is because I have 100s of workout DVDs and the collection just keeps growing. There are currently 300+ work out reviews on this blog—and I still have tons of workouts to review. I also have exercise ADHD—so I rarely do a workout frequently enough to remember it in detail. Pre-blog I kept track of things on paper, but that was unwieldy and I was inconsistent about recording things plus I misplaced them. So I decided a database was the answer. And that’s what this blog is—a database of the workouts I own.
The reviews have changed (evolved) over the years and gotten better. I try to be unbiased—but remember, I am one person and this blog contains my opinions. You may love a workout that I hate. And I may hate a trainer you love. But I need an accurate account of how I feel about a workout since, believe or not, I reference this blog a lot. I don’t just write it, I constantly reference it to create my own workout rotations. I decided to make it assessable to anyone interested since I still scour the internet for information about a workout I am interested in purchasing. And frequently when I do find reviews, they don’t contain all of the information I am looking for. So hopefully this is useful to others trying to make workout purchase decisions.
A little bit about me. Now, I know this blog is done anonymously but the basics about me are: I am a female in her mid-40s, married w/ two children, two dogs and a well-equipped home gym. I consider myself an advanced home exerciser, but I am no power lifter or cross-fitter. Nor am I a fitness trainer. I just love to workout. I also think I am something of a hoarder. I don’t hoard everything but for some reason I do purchase workout DVDs somewhat compulsively. I can’t explain it, but there are worse compulsions to have.
I have a Current & Upcoming page that I update several times a year. It will tell you what I have in the works. I’ve considered adding some different fitness related content (other than reviews) but I haven’t acted on it yet. If and when I do, I will create a page for it at the top (next to “About” and “Current & Upcoming”).
Finally, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.