Friday, May 11, 2007

The World's Most Expensive Gym: The Beginning

The really expensive gym we joined back in late February finally opened today. Last night was the "Grand Opening" celebration (no workouts except for a select few who did demo classes with "celebrity" instructors). I went to get oriented and hopefully get inspired. What I got was a HUGE crowd (apparently the cost is not as prohibitive as I thought) and EXTREMELY intimidated.

But after a day on the couch snuggling with my sick bunny girl, I needed to get up and move a bit. I asked Chris if I could head over there and check it out. We've decided that Chris will go tomorrow and I will go Sunday, since we can't take Athena yet due to her illness. Marcus will get to experience the kid's area though.

So tonight wasn't nearly as crowded, and I really enjoyed myself. 30 minutes on the treadmill, most of the time at a good Cardio heart rate... then I hit the pool. The pool is one of the primary reasons we joined such an expensive gym... along with the raquetball courts. They also have a rock climbing wall, which is intriguing, but will have to wait until I weigh at least 50 pounds less than I do now.

Anyway, I love to swim, but haven't done so in years. I had the best intentions with both pregnancies, but never took the plunge (pardon the pun) to join a swim club with an indoor pool. So now I have one. I hit the water and felt like I was right at home. Of course, after 30 minutes on the treadmill and a long absence from the sport of swimming, I only managed about 100 meters. But it was a good feeling. I then settled into the spa for about 10 minutes and marvelled at how well-spent my money is. The place is gorgeous. Everything is shiny and new and clean...

Oh, and for Amy, they desinged these little changing rooms that are right there among the lockers. So not only does no one need to see my bare ass, but I can duck in there to avoid the bare asses of others. I saw exactly zero bare asses tonight.

The trip to the gym was 1.5 hours from the time I left the house to the time I returned. And that was with a shower and two clothing changes. This should be very doable with the kids once they are all well. Thursday nights, they are offering a Hip Hop class, so we're going to try to make that our first whole-family trip. I'll take the class, Chris will do machines, and the kids will do the play area. The rotavirus should be out of Athena's system by then. I hope.

3 comments:

Sophie said...

Good for you!!! I SO miss my fancy expensive gym I was going to in when we lived up there....

Chris said...

Yes, well I went today and I saw plenty of bare asses and... other things. Guys locker rooms are a bit different.

Amy said...

I finally saw one of my clients naked. Or else, I had seen her naked, and then she became my client. You can imagine my shock walking out to meet her and there she is, almost unrecognizable fully clothed.