It turns out the 20 gyms in 20 days was a bit unrealistic, but you never know unless you try. It’s better to aim high and fall slightly short, then aim low and miss completely. This challenge did as I intended it to do, which was develop discipline, get toned, and in shape to go along with the weight loss through the Arbonne nutrition and clean eating program. Now part one of my mission is complete. I have picked out a gym, it’s Sphericality in Flemington, NJ. In the end it came between Cornerstone Fitness and Sphericality. Here are my synopses of the two.
Cornerstone Health and Fitness in New Hope, Doylestown, and Warrington, PA.
This was my first gym I went to, and if the location was more convenient to where I am moving to shortly, I would join this gym in a heartbeat. It’s about 30 minutes from where I currently live, but will be almost an hour from where I am moving to. I can’t travel an hour to a gym, no matter how good it is.
Here are my reasons why it would be my first choice. It has both kickass classes, and your traditional style gym. The gym I joined in Flemington seems to be class based, and not open at anytime with equipment I can just use whenever the gym is open. This could be a misunderstanding on my part for Sphericality. It is also locally owned, very affordable for everything you get with your membership, and it has a definite community feel to it. This is amazing since I only attended one class. I truly do like the place, and if things were different would be joining there instead. The atmosphere, camaraderie, the people, and energy of the place is perfect. The locations are just not convenient for my life right now.
There are a few things that pushed Sphericality ahead of Cornerstone. The convenience of the location, 5 minutes from where I work, the schedule of classes was convenient, and the overall vibe of the place. I’ve taken two classes there now, and when I came back tonight the instructor, Kelly, said, “I’m soo glad you are back!” It made me have a huge smile. I had told her what I was doing, the 20 gyms in 20 days things. She said, “you will come back here because we are the best.” She didn’t mean it in a bragging, superior way. She said it from a place of knowing her worth and the gym’s worth. It played a role in my decision.
I will keep you guys apprised of my progress with the gym, results, and affects in my life. I am truly hooked now. I went like 2.5 days without going to a gym, and I was practically tweaking for a gym fix. It’s one of the reasons I started to do this, to develop discipline and commitment to something outside of paddling and Arbonne. I have found another niche to love and develop. I can safely say, I don’t think I’ve loved my life more than I do right now. It feels damn good.