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MLAN613 Posts: 18,619
11/12/12 8:56 P

Yes! I work part-time at my city's community center and therefore get a free membership. I love going there but needed to add some new classes. So, I joined the community center in the city where I work because I can get a membership at resident rates since I work in the city. I tried Body Pump there and loved it! I figure that even if I just attend 4 classes there, I break even. But, I do feel like I am cheating on my home gym.

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11/12/12 8:56 P


23KAIYA Posts: 4,935
11/12/12 7:39 P

That I know of PF does not offer a pool, do they have Zumba or Pilates? If not then it makes perfect sense that you are going to the town rec department and pool. I belong to Alaska's most expensive gym, they have a dozen or so locations, some open 24/7, several with pools, several with Zumba and Pilates, several with Martial Arts, so they have everything I need. I use the pools, train in Martial Arts and enjoy Zumba and Pilates so it makes sense for me to belong there.
Good for you for finding fun and interactive options for fitness!

MRSWRATH SparkPoints: (22,108)
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11/12/12 7:25 P

I do zumba and pilaties at the town rec dept classes and water aerobics 3x's a week at the town pool.

23KAIYA Posts: 4,935
11/12/12 6:27 P

Are you paying for a membership at the other gym(s) you frequent? If it's community fitness classes or something that doesn't have a required monthly fee, it's fine! Tell the other 'concerned' PF people that you enjoy pursuing fitness through multiple avenues and thank them for their concern.
If you are double paying, are you getting what you are paying for? Example, do you pay membership dues at PF and Gold's and you do the same thing, use the treadmill at PF Monday and the treadmill at Gold's Wednesday? Then, if I was to do that, I'd feel like I was being cheated! If One place offers everything you need, great! If not....have fun and enjoy getting healthy through multiple avenues...
well, you should do that anyway emoticon

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 16,093
11/12/12 5:35 P

I think you are smart to vary stuff up and not do the same thing all the time

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11/12/12 3:05 P

The only time I feel like I'm cheating is when I just get lazy and do nothing. If I'm active at work and can't make it to the gym, I don't feel to bad. But if I just don't go, then yes.

MRSWRATH SparkPoints: (22,108)
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11/12/12 2:43 P

I feel like i am cheating on my gym. I have been going to planet fitness for 1 year and for the past 2 months have started adding in classes at other places.. to break up my routine. I still go to PF 4 xs a week but have been going nights 4 xs a week to other places. I feel like i am doing something wrong. People that use to see me at PF 7 days a week, are commenting and making me feel bad . I realise it is my issue but has anyone ever felt like they are cheating on there gym?

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