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12/29/10 9:54 A

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REBECCAMA Posts: 7,052
12/12/10 10:03 A

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Well I was going to say "Welcome" to Canon, but I just checked your Spark page and see you've been on Spark for quite a while. :-)

Maybe welcome to the team Kendra?

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12/9/10 9:17 A

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Thanks, Canon2010! I'll check it out. I didn't even know they were there.

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12/9/10 6:21 A

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You could try The Edge in the Home Depot plaza, its 10 per month for a basic membership, 20 if you want unlimited tanning. They have a womens only section as well as a long line of Cardio and weight equipment. You pay for classes as you take them. Ive been a member of the Y and The Edge, both are fine

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10/28/10 10:53 A

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Your right Rebecca. I like Curves and have been going to mine for over 4 years and am about 46 workouts away from getting my 1000 workout shirt. The people you meet there are very friendly and that is were I feel it is like a club. You do get out of it what you put into it. It is getting harder for most of the clubs to stay open as the other clubs offer more for less money.

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REBECCAMA Posts: 7,052
10/27/10 1:48 P

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Linda,
I will say I've never been a member of a real gym before. When I was a member of Curves though I felt like most of the women knew each other. They all went at the same time, chatted and had a good time together. I played around trying to find a good "fit" both schedule-wise and crowd-wise before I quit. Eventually the one I was going to closed. I did get good workouts there though. :-)

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10/27/10 10:43 A

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Rebecca your right about the hours. I guess I was trying to be nice (seeings that I work there emoticon ) but it really is more of a club and if you want a real work out join a full service gym. emoticon emoticon

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10/26/10 11:32 A

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I have heard good things about the zumba classes at the Y.

The gym at the dead mall is a little hidden. You go in through the back (by the bike trail).

There's also a couple places in Northampton, but I can't see why you'd want to go to Hamp for the gym.

My frustration with Curves a few years ago was that they didn't stay open late enough for me, but obviously you have a different schedule than I do so that might work for you.

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10/25/10 5:24 P

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Larri ~ I have been a member of Curves for about 4 years. It gives agood work out now that they have gone to the smart program but you pay more for extra classes if the club offers them.
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10/25/10 12:01 P

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Body Shop is closest to me, but location isn't all that important, since I'll drive to get there.

I called Body Shop, Curves, and the Y a few weeks ago, and all sound nice. I know there are a few others around, such as King's.

Gosh, I'm so observant that I didn't notice there is a Planet Fitness at the "dead mall." And I practically live at Walmart/Barnes & Noble/Famous Footwear/Whole Foods.

I was actually considering joining Fit Together, a small gym in Hadley a little closer to Northampton. They charge a little less per month, but don't have a pool (I don't swim, so don't need a pool). My idea was to go there in the afternoons before work.

But...if I join a Greenfield gym, I can go in the mornings on work and non-work days. I think all the gyms have morning classes in yoga and zumba and whatever.

Of course, it's much cheaper just to work out at home and walk in the neighborhood. But I'm much less motivated on rainy and snowy days.

Choices...choices....

Lauren =^..^=
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10/25/10 11:39 A

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I know some guys who go to Kings Gym, and I had a membership to the Y a long, long time ago. Right now if I had to pick I'd say maybe the Body Shop on High Street, but I don't know.
Aside from those 3, are there others? I'm guessing you've done more research on this than I have.

The last membership I had was to a Curves in Sunderland, and that is long gone. Umass has a pretty new and nice recreation center that is very close to where I work on campus but I haven't signed up yet. I've also heard good things about the Planet Fitness place in Hadley in the "dead mall" (near Panera and Walmart etc).

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10/25/10 11:07 A

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Sorry Lauren...I can't help you out....good luck in finding one!!!


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10/25/10 10:11 A

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I am thinking about joining a gym in Greenfield, as that is closest to my home. I'm surprised there are so many to choose from! All seem to run around the same membership fee and all seem to offer similar services.

Does anyone here have any experience with any of the gyms? Any opinions on which is better than the others?

I was a member of the Y years ago, but I know it's not necessarily the best one out there.

Thanks!

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