Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Gym Bunny Cometh...

...or more precisely, 'Goeth'.

Aside from my report yesterday about going to the Salon National de l'Habitation, we also went to check out the local gyms in our new neighbourhood. (We just moved into our new condo back on Dec 15th 2006. Yea! that was planned well!) We moved into the Village; which makes the selection of our gym very important! (I'd go into the more minute details but, section 12, sub-section 15, paragraph F of the 'Gay Mans Manual' prohibits such dissemination of information to non-members... you understand..)

So, yea, we narrowed down the choice to: Energie-Cardio or Nautilus. And trust me that's a Night and Day set of options. $40.00 a month for 4 times as much available and up to date equipment, classes in the evenings and a spacious loft-like space, or $30.00 a month for a low ceiling, cramped workout space, with old equipment and a smell not unlike a poorly run pet store...

Needless to say, we finally decided to go with Nautilus, which, regardless of the pluses, has a bitter sweet feeling for me: I'm not what you'd call 'buff' and well those 'professional' real gym bunnies are more like gym gestapo! Casting their disapproving glances and comments a mile a minute... And trust me, there ain't much out there more scathing that a bitter 'mo with gym 'tude. On the other hand, it IS on my path from metro to home so I'm more likely to actually go, as there's no excuse not to seeing as I will have to walk past it every day. and as it also turns out we have a few friends there, so that will make it a bit more social and a little less like real exercise...

So we'll see... hopefully I'll come out the other end, thinner, and healthier.

Wish me luck!

2 comments:

Ma Horton said...

Good luck with the six pack ..If all else fails there is always liposuction .

Misster Kitty said...

Anything more than the current 'One-pack' will be very welcome!