... one is silver and the other's gold. (That one year of Girl Scouts was not a total waste.)
I'm still going to go on bike rides and doing open water swims with my former work-mates. A group of us ladies are training for Trans Tahoe, so I'm sure there will be some open water weekends in the near future. :)
Unfortunately, I'm going to have to lose an old friend too - I'm going to have to change gyms. If any of you know me, you know that I LOVE MY GYM. But unfortunately it is now too far away (that traffic issue again). Gym location #1 used to be between work and home, but is now an extra 30 minute commute. Gym location #2 is about an extra hour. No bueno.
I've thought about not having a gym at all, but the pool is pretty important, and I do like to change things up now and again. I tried a really fancy-schmancy club about 3 miles from my house with 2 beautiful pools, TRX equipment, weights, cardio (ahem-aerobic equipment), spin classes, yoga classes, etc. $180 a month. That's right. $180. They ask you to pay an initiation fee too = $1,200. If you change your membership, it's extra, if you quit, you pay, if you take extra classes, you pay. I don't know, folks. I'm just not sure if I'm there yet. . . yet.
There are a couple JCCs that I'm going to check out. Guess who manages them - the same people that manage my beloved gym. So maybe that will be a better fit?
I'm kind of over 24-Hour, Golds, and the like. Too many people.
I hear that Larry Ellison has a personal trainer at the tiny work gym in our building at work. But that's not enough to get me over to use 3 dusty treadmills and have a bunch of executives stare at me while I sweat, and they are doing 3 push ups with their personal trainers. It would be cool to run next to Larry Ellison on a treadmill though - race him, like I don't know who he is.
Worth it to spend $180 a month? Anyone like the JCC in Palo Alto or Los Gatos?