So, walking makes me sore

I joined the gym for one month.  I didn’t like the pricing options – it was either shell out a lot now to have the freedom to break a contract and have a low monthly rate or commit to a year to have that low rate.  I decided to opt for a one month membership and will look at moving to committing to a year after I see how well I go for a month.

What I like about the gym:

  • It is completely no nonsense.  It’s a gym and that’s all it purports itself to being.
  • All types of people go there – in shape people staying in shape, out of shape people getting in shape.  Young people, old people.
  • All but one person I saw seemed to be concentrating on getting the workout done and then getting out.
  • Its small
  • I had no difficulty getting a treadmill at the time I arrived
  • There was absolutely no pressure to join and buy other services

What I didn’t like:

  • The pricing model is misleading
  • It’s a little depressing – not as bright as I would like
  • It’s industrial.  But that seems to be a theme
  • The girl at the front desk is a total bimbo who can’t remember that she talked to me the night before,

How did I feel as I was working out?

  • A little out of place
  • Uncomfortable in the only work out clothes I own that fit (remedying that problem today – sweats are not designed for sweaty workouts. I love the irony)
  • A little self-conscious -that will ease as I get into it
  • Good.  I felt stress melting.

And how do I feel today?  SORE!  That’s OK.  I didn’t stretch after – I was running short of time.  That should not be the case going forward.

So – the treadmill is now part of my ‘give myself a break’ plan for the next month.


About Maura

an erstwhile former weight management blogger writing about life without diet should's and should not's filter.
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2 Responses to So, walking makes me sore

  1. Zazamataz says:

    I like that they at least had an option of joining for just a month. You never know whether you’re going to like the gym or if it’ll fit with your needs until you go for a while. I hope that you like it and it’s a good fit for what you want.

  2. ProjectME says:

    New gyms are always intimidating, imo, until you find where everything is and get the first few times under your belt. I’m glad you tried it out for a month – that’s a great way to set yourself up for success! Good job, Maura!

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