Fitness Friday: Girl Dates at the Gym

Girl dates: Getting together with your girlfrands to have a good time. 

What else do we normally do for girl dates? Go out to dinner. Meet up for Happy Hour. Bake cupcakes.

Do you know what I mean?! And while I love gossiping about the most recent celebrity train wreck over wine and cheese, my waistline does not.

Guys rarely find themselves in this predicament. For example, when Cory hangs out with his friends, he goes golfing, plays frisbee golf, or throws the football around.

Me and my friends? We drink too much and shove our faces with fist fulls of gold fish.

Well, that’s not very smart. Or healthy. And because I’m no longer 21, recovering from a night of drinking is comparable to recovering from invasive surgery.

My new alternative? Going to fitness classes with girlfriends.

It can be just as fun, and much more affordable, than gabbing over drinks – and you feel good afterwards! I joined the same gym as Emily back in March, and it’s been so much fun! I love meeting up with her for BodyPump, and I know she’s always down to try a new class.

So next time you and your girlfriends are trying to think of something fun to do, go try out a class at the gym! I can guarantee, the less you know about the class, the more you’ll laugh until your side hurts 😉

Let’s chat: Do you ever mix “workout time” with “girlfriend time?”



  1. says

    Awww I miss girl time workouts. When we lived closer to some of my friends and before kids we all used to plan gym dates all the time. It was our morning social hour! I’m talking 5am Spin classes! This post made reminded me how much I miss them.

  2. says

    My bestfriend & I used to go to the gym together everyday before I moved. It was perfect. That doesn’t mean we may or may not of treated ourselves to some delicious food afterwards though :)

    Have a great weekend!!

  3. says

    That sounds like so much fun! I don’t really have friends at my gym or friends nearby to workout with, but sometimes I workout with my boyfriend. But this makes me realize that I need gym-girlfriends now!

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