I was a member of the gym at university for 3 years. Even in the brief spell I spent back living with my parents I had a gym membership. After moving to north London for work 9 months ago however with student debts whispering in my ear and the fresh burn of London rent I didn’t think shedding out £50 odd a month would be wise spending.
Now I really miss it, I mean really miss it. The gym was my therapy. I know a lot of people say that exercise allows them to switch off, stop thinking for a while. I actually find the opposite. When I exercise my thoughts become clearer, I have solved many a personal dilemma whilst on a treadmill. I have found the ideal solution to countless difficult decisions whilst swimming lengths.
So, I’ve been looking at local gyms and the one I have my eye wants £60 per month, I repeat – £60 PER MONTH! You know the most annoying thing? To usually thrash out whether that is a worthy investment, I’d go to the gym to mull it over, oh the irony.
So in the absence of my usual process, I adopted for the more traditional pros and cons list:
So – to gym or not to gym? That is the question. Is £60 a month unreasonable? How much is my clarity of mind and my physical well being worth? The friendly guy who showed me around today is going to call me on Saturday to see if I have made my decision, hopefully by then I’ll have an answer for him. Until then I’ll more than likely be pulling my indecisive face…
What would you do?