I’ve been a member of the local fitness center for the past ten years.
Although the membership fees are considerable, I think it’s worth it. The gym provides access to a wide range of workout options. There are multiple rows of machines targeted at different muscle groups. It’s easy to make adjustments to the level of weight or resistance to suit my size and strength. There’s plenty of treadmills, stationary bikes, ellipticals, stairmasters and rowing machines of various styles. I rarely need to wait for someone to finish to utilize a specific machine. There’s also an area that’s set aside for weight lifting. I can take advantage of weight benches, dumbbells, kettlebells and weighted balls. I sometimes run the track around the perimeter of the gym or utilize the heavy bags. The gym also offers a wide range of group fitness classes. The instructors are really wonderful and motivational. I’ve signed up for pilates, yoga, spin, boot camp and circuit training. I’ve enjoyed every single one. I typically stop at the gym before work, Monday thru Friday. I get up early so that I can spend at least an hour on my workout. At that time of the day, there’s rarely many people at the gym. Once I complete the workout, I use the facility’s showers and locker room to get cleaned up and dressed for work. It’s super convenient. Because of working out in the morning, I am far more productive for the rest of the day. I’m in a much better mood and feel good about myself. There’s no way I could ever afford to outfit a home gym with even a quarter of the equipment I have access to at the gym.