I have been toying around with the possibility of canceling our YMCA membership for a few months. We currently have a family membership monthly fee of $62 ($744 a year). Basically I utilize the weight room 2 to 3 times a week, cycle class twice and month, and every now and then I will throw an alternate class or a swim in just for a change. The location is very close (.73 miles) from our house so I often just run there and back to save on gas. Other than that I am always running or cycling outdoors. Mainly running of course.
My resistance training can just as easily be done from home. Will I be as focused? Will I feel disconnected from our running friends if we leave? What are your thoughts on this bloggers? Do most of you have memberships to a gym?
On the workout front: (Storms prevented any running last night)
Elliptical 60 minutes hard (Gym benefit)
Upper and lower resistance weight training
Tonight I will join my husband down town for a run through the park. Still pretty sore from the lunges from last night and looking forward to working that out tonight. This is something that I have needed to add to my workouts and my body is letting me know it!! Greenville has plenty of hills so my sore hip flexors and hamstrings will feel it for sure.
One other note about the gym membership is that the extra money could sure be used to cover all the expenses that running can have. Race entry fees, more shoes, messages, clothing, more shoes…. and not to mention travel cost to out of town races. I am a budgeter and love to justify what our family spends.
So bring it on…. Thoughts anyone??