Have you seen the Friends episode where Chandler wants to quit the gym, but can’t do it???
He brings Ross with him to help, but predictably…
I won’t ruin it for you, but watch the clip…it’s a good Friday funny!
I am actually one of the few people who wasn’t a huge Friends fan, but for some reason, I saw this episode and it still makes me laugh. Of course, the quote popped into my head as I was running this week and finally decided that I NEED TO QUIT MY GYM. I have been playing with the idea of leaving my gym for a month or two.
Last summer, when I was training, training, and training, I NEVER stepped foot in the gym! I kept the membership because I was so nervous that it would be a rainy day and I’d need a treadmill. I was occasionally using the pool but after the triathlon, I didn’t come back to the gym until winter. And then we had a nice and mild winter here in Chi town and I finally embraced the cold weather outdoor run!
That being said, I am not using my gym membership which costs me over $60/month. I can’t even tell you the last time I walked through the doors. So why can’t I quit the gym??? I have NEVER not had a gym membership and it scares me. I keep playing the ‘What If’s’ forgetting that I have been successfully able to run in any weather and get in a few home strength sessions.
Plus…the park district has a workout facility with a pool located less than 2 miles away from our house. I can even ride my bike there! The BOY and I can get a gym membership together with the pool for less than I am paying now or I can use the pool on a pay per use basis. With the extra money each month, I can pick up an extra training session AND go to a few more yoga classes.
Back in the day (before blogging), I used to take yoga and spinning at my old gym, but I am not a fan of my current class schedule or many of the instructors. Although I miss spinning, I haven’t been going to the classes and the last time I was at the gym, it was to meet the TRAINER for a run in the parking lot.
I have been looking around at a few other gyms, but I haven’t found anything with a convenient location (I can’t add to my crazy long commute) except for the park district, which is not as fancy as I am used to. That being said, the current game plan is to call and quit the gym by Monday. With all of my reasons listed above, I know it is the right decision, but that doesn’t make it any easier. Hopefully, they won’t ask me the same questions as Chandler???