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SUMSUMS SparkPoints: (12,481)
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3/1/11 6:36 P

If doing the drive would make you workout then its worth it! I drive the 15 mins to ballys when i have a gym IN my complex, because i like ballys better!

Starting weight: 185

1st Goal- 170lbs -
DONE! 12/13/10

2nd Goal -160lbs-
DONE- 1/19/11

**Mini Goal**158 (No longer Obese!)

3rd Goal-150lbs -

4th Goal-140lbs -

5th Goal- 130lbs -

6th goal- 120lbs -
LISAS1980 Posts: 936
3/1/11 6:30 P

my gym is actually a ten minute drive away but my studio where my bikram yoga is at is about 20 minutes away :( sadly I dont make it out there sometimes because of that

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,043
3/1/11 6:04 P

I just put my family gym membership on hold and that club was only about 5 min away. Now I go to 24 hr fitness that is about 20 min away. I am dedicated though and will go 6 days a week.

I did ask for a 2 week pass first to make sure I could handle the distance. You might ask for a pass first before signing up for a membership. I asked for 2 weeks and they gave it to me. I thought that was adequate for making a decision.



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NEED2MOVE2 Posts: 1,204
3/1/11 5:51 P

13 km

JJRUTT SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 2,350
3/1/11 4:52 P

5 miles

GRACIE4ONE SparkPoints: (24,364)
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Posts: 1,389
3/1/11 3:47 P

Not far at all. Enjoy working out at home

'DO NOT TRY TO LEAD OTHERS, WHERE YOU, YOURSELF, ARE NOT WILLING TO GO". (This motivates me as a Personal Fitness Trainer).

"Be careful...the toes you step on today, may be connected to the feet you have to kiss tomorrow."
3/1/11 3:39 P

5 minute drive.

BUTSWEETER Posts: 1,255
3/1/11 3:20 P

When I moved from my tae kwon do school it took me about 40 minutes to get there (thanks, rush hour traffic!) and 20 to get home. It was a little over a gallon of gas round trip. It's why I stopped going.

You just have to weigh what you want more: a shorter commute or a better facility. You can sign up for the Y, but if you don't like it, you're not going to go. If the distance isn't daunting and you'll make the drive, by all means, go to the farther one!

CHRISSYF3 Posts: 97
3/1/11 3:05 P

Mine is 10 min from me. Definately worth the extra time if it motivates you!

Edited by: CHRISSYF3 at: 3/1/2011 (15:05)
AKASHELLY SparkPoints: (39,746)
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3/1/11 3:00 P

10 minute drive.

Shelly ---- Vancouver, WA
STEADYON Posts: 183
3/1/11 2:57 P

I drive 20 minutes each way to my YMCA, it's worth it for me. They offer everything I like. They have amazing child care and I have great friends there.


HW: 211.5 lbs (12/11)


Long Term GW: 160lbs
3/1/11 2:41 P

I used to belong to an awesome gym that I loved. It was fairly close, 12 minutes. We have moved, though, and we dropped our membership because it was expensive and now it's a further drive. But I am finding that I miss it a lot. I cannot get myself motivated to only workout at home. I like having a gym also. Now that I only have my DVD's to rely on I am finding that I'm totally bored and I don't hardly workout anymore. I'm wondering if I should convince my husband that we should get the membership back. The problem is, it's quite a distance. My neighbors and friends go to a YMCA that is only 3 blocks away from my house. You'd think it would be a no-brainer to joiner there, but I don't like this particular one. It's nothing like my old gym. The equipment isn't as new and I don't like the childcare. My old gym would probably take me 20-23 minutes to get to. That's 40+ minutes round trip. Is that too far? How far would you travel to a gym you love? Or should I just suck it up and go to the "Y" that is super close?

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