I love working out here. The workouts are challenging, varied, and interesting. Here's a workout we did recently...
I started out working there during a 3 week challenge. I needed to shake up my fitness routine and a friend raved about it. I loved it. But working out there on a regular was a bit much - in terms of the commute, the price, and my schedule.
After the challenging was over, I went back back to working out as normal. But, I loved the workouts there. So, when the owner offered a special six week session for the new year...I jumped at it. But, as those weeks came to end...I still wanted to continue. So, when someone needed to get out of their contract at 2011 rates I snapped up the opportunity to fill out her last 3 months.
Now as I finished the last 6 week session....I realize I want to continue. I know I sound wishy washy. But, I realize I really like it there. The owner offered me the opportunity to continue the contract for a few more months at the discounted price that the girl who needed to get out of her contract was out when I first signed up. It was a great deal but at the time I didn't think I wanted/needed to train once it ran out.
So, here's the dilemma - to continue to work out there or not.
Cons: 1) It's a bit of a commute 2) It's kinda time consuming - this is kinda related to the commute but I lose about 40 minutes to an hour because I am working out there. 3) It's kinda expensive (I already have a gym membership and I wouldn't cancel it..I have cheap rates and 24 hours is country wide -- convenient when I travel). 4) $$$ - the extra money I spend on gas and classes I could be spending on other things...
Pros: 1) I like the owner, the coaches, & many of the other members there, 2) I love the workouts, 3) It's closest I've coming to working out with a trainer without working one on one with a trainer. It's almost as if I am in a small group work out., 4) I love how strong I've become. I love the endurance I've built. I love how my body is looking., 5) The owner, the coaches, and members also pursue other healthy living pursuits and encourage you to join them...like food diaries, 5ks to 1/2 marathons, and martial arts.
So what would you do? Have you faced a similar situation? Can you really put a price on your health and happiness?
I'm thinking that through the end of the year, I'm gonna work out there. I'm gonna ask the owner if I can still continue to train there for 6 more months at the discounted price. Hopefully, he'll say yes.