I'm lucky... I work at Curves, so I get to go workout there for free. But yes, I agree, don't let your cat be a deterent (sp?). There are just certain times the cat has to be locked out, and for you, this may be one of them! Put some toys in there, or even make feeding time (if you don't free feed) be your workout time. Eventually scotty will get used to it. For a lot of the women who come and work out at curves, they tell me it is "their time" and as much as their kids don't want them to go/want to go with them, they just put their foot down and say that this is for them. Same thing goes here.