24 Hour Fitness

I hate to exercise at the gym or go for long walks around the neighborhood.  Booorrrring!  Any workout I get is from vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, carrying heavy loads of laundry, and other types of housework.  If I had my druthers, I’d hire a maid and spend my days sitting at the computer.  No kidding!  I just prefer to be sedentary.

David, on the other hand, loves to exercise.  He goes to 24 Hour Fitness five nights a week, taking Mondays and Fridays off.  The fees are quite reasonable.  I think he made a deposit of $560 ten years ago, and had a lifetime monthly dues of $19.  As of December 1st, he upgraded his membership by $10 and now pays $29 per month, also for life. 

In return, he gets to exercise at the 24 Hour Fitness branch in Pearl City.  This is a brand new facility with state of the art equipment.  David loves the lap pool, whirlpool, sauna, and steam room.  For awhile, the gym offered free towel service to people who wanted to shower.  I guess it was too expensive, because they now offer this service only during certain peak hours.  David takes his own towel and showers there before heading home.  He is extremely dedicated and certainly gets his money’s worth.

I, too, joined Fitness around the same time he did ten years ago, but dropped out about a year later.  (I didn’t have to make a deposit, because his plan covered me.)  It seemed pointless to stride on the treadmill for 30 minutes and use the same equipment day after day.  I also hated to perspire and turn red from the effort.  I got no enjoyment from it.

Now, I do housework.  Someone’s got to do it.  If I don’t do it, it doesn’t get done.  And that’s how I get my exercise.

5 Responses to “24 Hour Fitness”

  1. Kay Dennison Says:

    I used to enjoy playing tennis twice a week but had to give it up for medical reasons long ago. I miss it. Sigh.

  2. Linda Hillin Says:

    You are a person after my own heart. I thought I was reading something I’d written. I am, however, going to make an effort this year to learn to knit while walking. You-tube has a video about it. That’s about as rash as I can get on the subject of exercise.

  3. Quilly Says:

    I am not good with Fitness Clubs, either. If I had the equipment in my home and could use it when I wanted, I might very well work out everyday. I do like how I feel after I exercise, but I hate the getting ready, driving to wherever, and then all the people …. I always quit.

  4. Dobbs Ferry Dude Says:

    I pay $36 every month to the YMCA and I haven’t gone there in three months. I must, however, get back on the beam, but I prefer the swimming pool. i THREW MY BACK OUT ON ONE OF THOSE EXERCISe machines (sorry, I have big fingers and I hit more than one key a lot) and couldn’t get out of bed the next day. I actually had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance, so I will never put a lot of weight on a machine again. I played every sport in its season when I was a kid, so I used to like exercise (only when it was fun as in baseball or basketball). As previously stated, I gave up on jogging because it was no fun. So-called “runner’s high” and blah blah blah about pleasurable endorphins never came into my life. The only pleasure I felt was the pleasure you feel when you stop hitting your head with a hammer.

  5. Musings Says:

    Good for David. The price I was quoted was $46.00 a month now. David got a good deal. I’m holding off on health clubs because I don’t think I’ll be good about going regularly.

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