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Thinking about switching gyms

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I've had a gym membership to Planet Fitness for about 3-4 years now. What I love about it is that it's only $10 a month. So cheap! It's clean and not super busy when I go. As cliche as it sounds, I like their whole "judgement free zone" motto as well. When I look around at the other people working out there are the thin fit beautiful people but there are also a lot of older people, or heavier people trying hard to work on themselves. I admire that. I also fit right in with that feel comfortable there.

I seem to go there in spurts. I went regularly a lot last year and this year I barely have. For cardio, the elliptical bores the hell out of me. After about 5 minutes on it I feel like it's been an hour and I want to quit. Treadmill is my favorite and I do intervals a lot on it. I want to be a runner but I'm starting to doubt if I'll ever be a runner. The longer and more often I run the more I have foot pain. Not leg soreness but pain that causes me to limp around.

I've been considering switching to LA Fitness. They have a pool there. When I was 14-16 I had a membership to a gym that had a pool and I loved it. I would go in the morning before school with my dad to workout and then sometimes in the evening a second time to swim with my aunt. I was at my lowest weight ever at that time 140 pounds.

LA Fitness is $149 to start (ugh) and $40 a month. That is a LOT more than I pay now. I barely go to the gym now but wasting $10 a month doesn't bother me that much. Will paying $40 a month motivate me to go more and NOT waste it? Or will it be a huge waste of money ?

Does anyone have a membership to LA Fitness? Do you like it? What's your favorite type of cardio?
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