Thanks for this article!
I never saw much of a reason to pay a gym membership - I really prefer exercising outdoors. But I switched to triathlon, and I needed access to a pool. I've been a member a little over a year, and I believe it's worth it.
While I cannot walk to my gym, it's about mid-way between my home and office. Even better, it's across the street from a courthouse where most of my hearings are. I can get in a short swim at lunch, or a long swim prior to my docket once a week. And when I'm commuting by bike, I can ride to the gym, do my strength training, and then ride home.
I'm consistently pleased by the niceness of the people at the gym. We have all body types and fitness levels. I've never seen any fat-shaming or sideways glances. The employees are always polite and encouraging. And the spin classes - something I thought I'd never do - made me a better cyclist.
It's pricey, but I love my gym!
- 11/12/2014 8:00:36 PM