For our last birthday, my hubby Ed gifted me with a membership to the local fitness center. Since I make exercise a top priority, it was a legitimately thoughtful gift. I regularly devote about six minutes per day to my workouts. Until then, I’d handled my exercise at the condo plus on my own. I cherish doing my own thing plus have no desire to be around other folks. I like to go for long runs, ride my bike, jump rope, lift weights plus paddle the kayak. However, I didn’t want to waste Ed’s money. I appreciated her effort plus decided to make the most of the gym membership for the whole year. I had no plans to renew the membership after that. I had no idea of the benefits offered by this organized fitness center. Working out at the facility has significantly elevated my levels of strength, stamina plus overall health. There is no way to duplicate the assortment of workout machines with a condo gym. When I utilize the amenities at the fitness center, I have no worries about the weather. The facility is consistently perfectly temperature controlled. I don’t get distracted by a need to make brunch, clean something or walk the dog. When I’m at the gym, I stay totally focused on my workout. I’m far more motivated. It’s a great opportunity to clear my mind plus de-stress. I consistently feel energized plus in a positive mood afterward. I make the effort to utilize as much of the unit plus as several of the machines as possible. There are so many styles of treadmills, a variety of stationary bikes, many rowing machines, an entire selection of ellipticals plus numerous stair-climbers. The strength-training machines concentrate on every various muscle group from triceps plus biceps to glutes. There are every imaginable kind of free weight, dumbbell, kettlebell plus medicine ball. I sometimes use resistance bands plus I cherish the battle ropes.