Update on yesterday’s workout: second workout where my abs felt a little sore when I laughed really hard. Update on my fitness in general: I can notice my pants are getting bigger again, which is good. I can see definition building in my arms, and legs getting more muscular. I wouldn’t call it definition in my abs yet, but I can feel the muscles developing and the pudge decreasing (quite rapidly). It’s pretty damn satisfying 😀
This is really funny and true for fit girls, especially for trying on clothes (disclaimer not mine): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yzx5Ocq4EQ.
I have heard mixed reviews about LA Fitness in general, but in the effort of comprehensive and open-mindedness, I went to the Easton, PA location. I liked the overall vibe of the place, which is incredibly important especially where you are opening your body and mind to cleansing and reset. In terms of that, I think the only place that had a better vibe was Cornerstone. I really liked the membership/trainer guy Darryl. He seemed truly genuine about wanting to help people, gave me a tour right away, went over the classes and any questions I had, and then went over the membership details.
Added bonus when he asked what I did, and I said I helped teach people how to live a better life from the inside and out, his eyes lit up. They also have a local business day for gym members where you can set up a table and basically say what you have to offer the community. It’s also a private company where the two founders are still actively involved with each facility apparently, and it’s a month-to-month membership, so you are not locked in for an entire year. All of that made me respect the gym a lot more than I had previously.
The gym itself was spacious, well-lit, seemed and smelled clean, and had plenty of equipment for whatever you wanted. I did a quick free-weights workout with my shoulders and legs being the focus. There’s also a basketball court and a small lap pool if that is your thing. The only thing it seemed to be lacking is a TRX setup, but I didn’t get to ask for verification. Also they use paper towels and foam to clean the equipment, which from a scientific perspective could be better. Minor things, but just notices. I got a three-day pass, which includes any classes I want to take. For being a chain gym, I was pleasantly surprised.