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.