LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘One gym quest, one heck of a workout’
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It was a simple idea. Go to the gym, I said. So, I walked out my door and I started my quest by visiting the one just north of Walgreen’s. You know the one. Once in, it appears as a clean environment. The equipment seems standard, but new and nice. The problem is I am standing at the desk and I do not see an attendant. I look around for one. Nope, no attendant. After five minutes, I leave. I think as I see some unsavory people in the parking lot partaking in what appears to be that new legalized drug, that it was probably for the best.
Next stop, the gym with two words in one name. You know. The one on the corner of 152nd and Ambaum. My friend already warned me. “It took nearly an act by the BBB and almost a month of pleading to the owners to get my money back when I injured myself and requested a refund on day two of my membership,” she said. Oh well, I said. I will look and see. It had one open room, a corner area partitioned off with kids playing. Someone finally noticed me. A sweaty woman jogged over from her workout. She skipped the introduction. I might want to join I say. “There’s a $35 membership fee and it’s $150 per month.” “Ooh, that’s steep,” I reply. How often do you have workouts and how does your childcare work? We have three one-hour sessions per day, Monday through Friday. Childcare is available for no charge, but it is only available during our 9 a.m. session.
Needless to say, I jog on. This time to the gym that offers a pool. The pool is okay if you are into maybe 20 yard laps, and you like to aquacize. They did have a nice whirlpool. It was clean. The price was reasonable, and there was no sign-up fee. Just $76 for a single membership. The only catch is that their cardio room will not reopen due to maintenance until late August 2013.
So, I am jazzed to hear that the club bearing California’s largest city’s name might be coming to Burien Plaza. It will give me another opportunity to get some excersize. See, going from gym to gym I realize that the best workout is the one that makes me walk to the next one.
– Janelle Landers
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