In reality, the bridge that I need to cross has been under construction since I signed up, it takes me 20 minutes at least to get there and I keep getting lost both getting there and coming home, which adds on extra time. This is a first world problems situation, to be sure, but it's certainly stopping me from going to the gym more than twice a month.
Instead of going to the gym, I've been going to my yoga place going running contemplating a groupon for the fancy gym near my house that I can bike to and looking forward to zumba classes that my local running store is going to start. It's like I'm intimidated by the one-stop-shopping aspect of my giant gym, and gravitate toward smaller, more boutique fitness experiences.
Apparently, I'm not alone in this. According to an article in the New York Times that I read last week, there is a phenomenon there of women who work out at up to three different places sometimes three times a day. "Most are professionals with full-time jobs, yet they manage to spend some two hours a day — and upward of $500 a month — exercising. (By comparison, a membership at the upscale Equinox gym chain ranges from $149 to $183 a month.)" Yeah, I'm spending ~$8 a month for my gym membership, but am more than willing to shell out $200 for yoga classes and $5 a pop for zumba.
The problem, for me, is twofold:
- It takes so damn long to get to my gym, that it takes twice the effort to convince myself to go
- I'd like to go to zumba class at my gym, but it starts at 6:30, I work til 6, see above.
Has anyone else ever encountered this issue?