Striving for Better Health and Fitness

~ Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM ~

On a few occasions, we have tagged along with one of my sister in law and her family when they went to their thrice weekly club outings.

Hubby and I will be wearing our swimsuits underneath our casual wear while I changed Benjamin and Alyson when we are at the club. There we would be playing in the swimming pools and kiddy pools for a few hours and head off to have dinner before going home.

We find that these outings are beneficial to our family as we could strive for our better health and fitness while Ben can spend time and bonds with his cousins as well. We also realized Ben gains more confidence in swimming by himself more and more often nowadays!

Prior to being married and having kids, I used to think all this memberships to clubs are very expensive and only the rich people can afford to subscribe to be a member and used the facilities there, but now, having been to one and see for myself all the facilities provided and the amenities which benefits us, hubby and I are seriously considering applying to be members to this club we frequently go to.

Hubby wanted to make use of the Gym facilities there to keep fit and tone back his body size and weight while I think the kids and myself would most probably be using the swimming pools facilities if we are there.

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There are other amenities provided such as badminton courts, squash, tennis even golf course but I think for our current family size and condition now, gym and swimming pools are the best fit for us now.

On our part, hubby thinks that rather than paying extra to subscribe for another TV package (for children's channel for Ben to watch), why not get memberships to this club instead? That way, the whole family can go and exercise and have fun! Plus, it is also cool that we can invite other friends and family members along as well (they do need to pay for their admission but charges are lower).

My sister in law even suggested that in future I could invite my SAHM friends over and let the kids enjoy and play in the swimming pool while we mummies just sit at the pool side, watching over our kids and chatting and just relax. What a great idea to consider in future! Hmmmmm!!!

So yes, we are in the process of seriously considering this and I think this plan will benefit us in the long run if we are committed to using the facilities and going to the club for our better health and fitness! Will update you guys on this when it happens!

What about you? Are you a member of any health/sports club in your area?

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Comments (6) -


Ben can swim already? Alyson is ok at the pool? I mean, how's it like? I'm not sure if my gal is ready for swimming. I'd very much like to have her knowing how to swim...

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Jani!
Ben can float la hahah.. he wears his arm floats and float by himself la, as for Alyson, OK with water though we are still holding her when in the pool lo.


you're putting her in float? or just place her at very shallow place?

Jessie Hay

No I'm not a member, and honestly I don't feel like I have the time with a large family to look after. It does look like fun though Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Jani,
Ben uses the arm floats, as for Alyson, we hold her of course, even the few times we put her in the round float, we still hold her at all times! Now just intro her and let her get comfy with being inside swimming pool Smile

Hi Jessie!
Surprisingly, my SIL and her family (she has 6 kids) totally enjoy the club! Of course, I do believe having a large family is more worth it when you joined the club as you can make use of all the facilities there, spend time as a family and improve your health as well! Smile

Jennifer Saarinen

Jennifer Saarinen says:

I was going to the gym before I got pregnant with my last daughter and was doing really well but haven't been back since. Doesn't help that they went out of business. My husband recently started working out and losing weight so I might get back into it. He's my inspiration! Smile

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