Hi..I don't like the smell of gyms or sweaty massas of people...the thought of Shapes nauseates me....so....no, I don't do the mass (group) exercie.
I don't do yoga....but I'm sure there are private classes that has smaller number of people involved. With yoga you'd have your own mat....but it is on the floor and when rolled, it's all over your mat. I would think one that could be cleaned would be a good idea....at least, that's what I would do. My sister did a few years with a private instructor...a few students not a large number. She loved it. She now does it on her own at home.
Regarding gyms, there may also be small classes available where it's not invaded by the masses. You'd have to check out the classifieds possibly.
Some people can hold them in their homes to make a few extra bucks.
I know of a few who prefer the small "private" classes over the other.
If you have a friend who has all the bells and whistles in the basement, you could get a group together and pay for a private trainer to come twice a week or so....at least you'd know whose on the machines.
You could always hire a private trainer and ask for suggestions of a few exercise machines and routines that you could purchase and do yourself at home.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!