Gym Membership: Use It Or Lose It
Earlier I suggested to check on your vesting period or lose it. Here’s another reminder in the use it or lose it realm. The summer heat wave is a little unbearable. The last thing I want to do is go to my gym, work out, and sweat! However, I got myself in there and powered through. How did I do it?
Not A Spring Chicken Anymore
In another life, I would run around and play basketball for a few hours non-stop. My shirt was drenched as if I ran through the shower. Sadly, my weekend warrior days are over. My knees and joints are creeky and it takes days to recover. Rather than turn into a complete couch potato, I push myself to work out in my apartment’s gym. The equipment is pretty new and works a variety of muscle groups (biceps, chest, and shoulders). It’s mostly upper body, but that’s not a problem since guys should focus on their guns and pythons, right? But seriously, as we get older, we should do what we can to exercise and stay in shape. Besides the physical work out, my stress disappears and I feel re-energized. Now I am ready to tackle the day. Can’t beat that!
Leaving Money On The Table
I’ve never joined a gym like 24 Hour Fitness or Gold’s, but I heard many horror stories about signing up for a membership and not even using it. Do you really have that much disposable income that you can give your membership fees away? If so, please sign up to the newly opened, Buck Inspire’s Gym! For the readers who are like me, guess what? Your apartment’s gym has a membership fee, too. Do you think the gym’s equipment was donated? Is it free to maintain? You would think the rent that you pay covers your apartment, but amenities like the gym and pool are rolled into your rent. If you aren’t using it, you’re leaving money on the table just like someone who signs up and doesn’t use their gym membership.
I know it’s difficult to squeeze in workouts in our busy and hectic lives. Just think of the phrase, “Use It Or Lose It”. Primarily, I’m speaking about your body. You’ll thank me when you retire. Secondly, I’m talking about your gym membership fees or the portion of your rent that covers your apartment’s gym. If you are in to bonuses, you can’t beat the free energy boost and the stress free mind you get after a good workout. So step away from the computer and go hit your gym. Just Do It! If Sly can do it at 62, what excuse do you have?
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