I have been wavering on whether or not to retain my gym membership.
During the next month, I’ll be asked to pay my dues for the upcoming year.
The fees are quite expensive. I feel guilty spending so much money on something I don’t take advantage of every day. With the requirements of my job and little free time, I often only make it to the gym once per week. However, if my schedule frees up, I head to the gym at every opportunity. I frequently stop by on the weekends and sign up for whatever group fitness class is offered. I really like the yoga, pilates and spin classes. I love that the gym features such a broad range of modern equipment. I have access to all sorts of styles of treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical, rowing machine and stepper. I really look forward to using the rowing machine. The majority of the machines feature a monitor that provides for a more interactive workout. I can customize a program, compete in a virtual bike race or run up the steps of a European castle. All of those machines are a fun way to take care of my cardio. I am able to burn a lot of calories in a fairly short amount of time. There is also an inventory of machines designed for toning and building muscle. Each one concentrates on specific muscles and I usually move from one to the other until I’ve completed a circuit. This works my shoulders, back, triceps, biceps, butt, thighs and calves. There’s plenty of weight benches, heavy bags, free weights and yoga mats for stretching. Once I’ve finished my workout, the locker rooms are large and kept tidy and clean. The showers offer lots of water pressure and there’s a stack of towels there for my use. No matter what the weather brings to my area, I can always get a strenuous workout in. There’s no way of duplicating all of those amenities by setting up a home gym.