The BOY and I had our second to last tennis lesson last night. At the end, we got an evaluation. We are both around the same point with different areas of strength. I will definitely be sad when our Adult Beginner lessons are over. It’s been really challenging and fun. Although we could continue and do another round of lessons, instead we are going to try to make time on our own to practice. This is always really tough! The best thing about our lessons was that once a week, Mondays at 6pm, we had set aside for tennis. I’d like to keep Mondays as a tennis day, but until the snow starts melting off the outdoor courts, we will have to spend some money to play indoors. I know that if I don’t keep practicing, I won’t get any better, and I don’t want to waste the lessons we took. And…I’m not quite to a place where you’d want to play with me yet : )
One positive is that I am trialing a new gym for the end of February and rest of March. This gym is also a park district from the next town over. It has A LOT more amenities, but also costs significantly more than my current membership. I’ve had a gym membership since I was in high school. Some of have been fancier than others, but I really do LOVE a big, shiny, gym with lots to offer. It’s not something I’ve had since moving in with the BOY a few years ago. So…when I stepped in the door of this gym last weekend to play tennis with the BOY, I was smitten from the start. They have a 25 bike spin studio (my current gym has about 9-10), tennis courts, two pools, well lit clean locker rooms, fit people, a rock climbing wall, a triathlon club, and a lot of classes early in the morning. Can’t you see the appeal?!
I’ve always been a bit of a gym snot and I just felt right at home here. It reminded me how much I am missing at our current park district. Another bonus is that it will allow the BOY and I access to tennis courts until we can play outdoors. AND, it’s not on the way but not out of the way to my newer job. Worth a shot in my mind.
This morning, I tried out the new gym. I went to the 6am spin class. I loved that the gym was busy but not overly crowded. The people were friendly and you could tell they were a consistent crew. I felt way more at home. The locker rooms were clean and easy to get ready for work. It was so different from my old days at the big commercial gym. I even took a few minutes to sit and watch the news while enjoying my breakfast before drying my hair. It’s the little things that make me happy!
And the spin class was one tough workout (and an awesome way to start the day)!
The problem is that I don’t want to spread myself too thin or out in too many directions. I love my yoga studio and it’s where I am doing training and a strength class each one time a week. Currently tennis is at a third park district, but that will be over this weekend. And I have my current membership at the park district 1 mile from our house for the next few weeks that I can renew for cheap at the end of March. Decisions…Decisions!
Obviously, I have to weigh out all my pros and cons and check my financials, but I will definitely spend the next few weeks figuring it all out.
Thanks for listening!!!
So my questions after this random post…
How do you choose your gym?
Does anyone else fall for the high end amenities?
Can I keep running, strength training, yogaing, and add tennis?
How will I ever get better at tennis if I don’t practice? (Ok that one doesn’t need an answer!)
Who wants to meet for a tennis date?