I have been a loyal member at the local fitness center since the facility’s initial opening almost 11 years ago.
Although the membership fees have increased quite a bit, I am willing to pay for improvements.
The gym continues to make more updates with their amenities plus machines. I have access to a row of tanning beds, massage therapy, a staff of personal trainers plus a nutritionist. I can sign up for group fitness classes such as yoga, spin, HIIT, interval training, crossfit, boot camp plus more. There are strength training machines that target particular muscles in the arms, shoulders, back plus upper legs. I can use free weights, kettlebells, weighted poles, medicine balls or battle ropes. For burning calories, I have my option of a wide array of treadmills, stationary bikes, stair-climbers, ellipticals plus rowing machines. There is even an indoor track for running, speed bags, heavy bags plus a miniature rock-climbing wall. For the majority of the year, I feel totally gleeful with the gym. Every December, the gym advertises a big discount on the membership to lure in new buyers. There is an influx of members in February. Most of these folks are not dedicated to physical fitness. They have made a New Year’s resolution that they won’t maintain. They make it difficult to find an available locker room. I need to wait for an empty shower stall. They always neglect to scrub down the unit when they are done with it. Many of the best machines are occupied plus often being used improperly. Most of these new members leave by the end of February. It is a relief when the gym is back to just the regulars who are serious about working out.