I’ve mentioned before how Steph and I were fed up with our current gym. No matter when we went it always seemed impossible to get access to a rack so that we could lift. The past few times we’d end up having to use machines. It was annoying. Not to mention the fact that it was 80-90 minutes to walk round trip. It was also in city centre which inevitably meant errands would have to be run, meaning more time. So a trip to the gym would end up being an all day event.
I wanted a gym with spin classes, the ability to lift without waiting 5 hours, and if possible- a jacuzzi. (I was so so spoiled by the one at Healthworks in Boston!) Friday we toured 2 gyms that were a 20 minute walk from our flat. They were a bit more in cost, but we knew that would happen; not all gyms were as cheap as the bargain gym we were going to.
I liked the first one we toured and I knew the only way anything would ever beat it would be if the second gym had a jacuzzi. Well, our new gym? It has THREE. (No, that wasn’t a typo.)
And it was worth every pence.
Today we walked there (could have done without the rain). We went into the weight room and we didn’t have to wait for a bar. By the time we were done with overhead presses and deadlifts, the squat rack was available. It was bliss and that was before I even sat in the jacuzzi. 🙂
It also has a pool, hot yoga, and Pilates classes, along with the “normal” classes.
I anticipate that I will be sore tomorrow, given this is the first time I’ve been able to lift in about a month, and the first time back to squatting without pain since last August! The tentative plan is Pilates or maybe a run. It all depends on how I am feeling. But right now I am feeling very pleased about our choice, and I am sure I will have more to say on the subject soon.