My gym membership runs out at the end of the month and I need to look around and see if I can find a good deal elsewhere. They are offering me a reasonable discount to stay on, but I have a feeling I can probably get something as competitive or cheaper.
I quite fancy going to a gym where I can do something other than go on the machines, as well – the classes at my gym (mainly aerobics) don’t appeal to me but I would like to try boxing or boxercise or something along those lines. (Martial arts would be good but the classes always seem quite expensive.) I want to do something more competitive where I can feel I’m actually achieving something, or/and have something to aim for. I’m not trying to lose weight, only to maintain my current reasonably average level of fitness, so the cross-trainer and rower are starting to lose their appeal.
I do enjoy exercising, though. As a mesomorph my body needs it. I’m happiest when I’m doing something like cycling, walking or doing work outdoors like gardening or light construction – something where you are constantly on the move all day, doing what you might call low-level exercise. Running a marathon is my idea of torture, but ask me to plant trees all day or keep throwing bricks to you and I’ll be as happy as a sandboy! The tea and cake tastes so much better afterwards, too.