Do you exercise for fun on your own or as part of an exercise/workout program?


Ooooh, exercise! Don’t you just get so excited at the thought of it? OK, fine, we don’t either… But it’s something we should be doing, right?

When you exercise, do you do it for fun on your own or as part of an exercise or workout program? And, hey, no excuses if your gym has been closed for a year. Online workout classes are extremely popular, and you don’t even have to leave the house to work out with your favorite trainer anymore. Plus, the technology these days… the workout equipment practically does everything for you!

So, do you go for walks with the dog every evening for your exercise, or do you wake up and join a class every morning? Please tell us in the poll below.

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3 days ago

I exercise for self preservation ! 😎

Jim O'Briant
9 days ago

I agree with Mark Twain who said, at the age of 70: “The only exercise I get is eating, and smoking, and serving as pallbearer at the funerals of my friends who exercise.”

Bob Palin
12 days ago

“For fun”? I suppose there must be people that exercise for fun but I would bet the vast majority do it for hoped for health benefits and don’t consider it much fun.

Donald N Wright
14 days ago

Physician says” diet, exercise and get a girl friend”. yeah, sure.

14 days ago

We walk, try to get 10k steps daily. Sure meet a lot of the folks in the park that way! Travel days are hard to get the steps but we try.

14 days ago

Daily walking the dog, some days I do 12 oz curls; making sure to alternate arms. 😊

James Starling
14 days ago

I did a program in the”past”? Is that a typo?

RV Staff (@rvstaff)
14 days ago
Reply to  James Starling

Thanks, James. Yes, it was a typo. I’ve fixed it. Sometimes when I’m proofing the posts I forget to open the poll to proof it as well. Oops. Have a great day. 🙂 —Diane at

Roger V
14 days ago

Not for fun – for fitness. Between age 50 and 60, I could tell I was declining while steadily adding the pounds on. That’s what happened to my Mother, and she was dies at 65. When Covid started, I got a good exercise bike, signed up with Peloton and have ridden it at least an hour a day since then. Also got a Total Gym for the house, and do weight workouts 3 x per week. 16/8 intermittent fasting was the third leg of the stool. Have now lost 35 lbs and feel like I did in my 40s. Still don’t enjoy exercising, but what a difference it has made for me.

14 days ago

I hate to exercise and it shows. I enjoy walking and riding my bicycle at a pace where I can see life happening around me.

Bradley Anderson
14 days ago

I click the mouse to surf.
Does that count? MS doesn’t allow me to do much. Hard enough time to walk.

14 days ago

Get enough exercise with two dogs, grandchildren and yard work now spring is here. The gym if for amusement. Bunch of colorful characters. Nope just staying active moving around super Hero days are over.

14 days ago

I marked “on my own” but I don’t call it FUN.

Bob Weinfurt
14 days ago

My daily workout is doing chores around the house and vehicle maintenance. An RV trip is truly a vacation for me.

Neal Davis
14 days ago

I did and will again in the future exercise on my own, or with my wife. However, we currently spend 4-6 hours 5 or 6 days a week doing manual labor around the farm. After years of tender-loving-care it was completely ignored for 5 or 6 years, which has undone much. We are targeting 3 years to get it as close as possible to the way I recall it being. After we accomplish whatever we can, then we will maintain and spend more time caring for ourselves and our health, including daily long walks, stretching, and light weight lifting.

Ron T.
14 days ago

For the past week my exercise has been raking our .79 acre yard which is surrounded by nearly 50 mature pines. One & a half loads of needles, sticks and cones in the 4×8 utility trailer. It was warm enough early this month for a 10 mile bike ride. With the yard finished, I’ll start extending those rides up to 25-30 miles once a week. It’s fresh air, nature, wildlife and relative quiet and “good for the soul” time alone.

14 days ago

I have arthritis in my lower back making it difficult for me to walk without some support. I am, however, able to do 2 miles three days per week on my treadmill.

Glenda Alexander
14 days ago

A few friends and I do chair exercises with Anne Pringle every day except Sunday. On MWF there are stretching exercises and on TTS we have strength exercises (weights, balance and cardio). We aren’t ready for the Olympics yet but we do feel better.

James LaGasse
14 days ago

What does this word “exercise” mean?

14 days ago

Hiking on trails, walking the dog, working on the motorhome. That’s our exercise regimen.

14 days ago

No program like you are implying, just a “regular” personal program of walking everyday with my husband. That is one of our ways we use to stay active and in shape. I agree with one of the writers…when you say exercise, not sure that can go with the word fun.