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Investigated Bally's fitness in Porter Square. Looks quite good, and the membership I would sign up for would probably include four personal trainer sessions to get started. Do I want to do this thing? If I do, it should wait til I'm back from my first two-week work trip coming up next week.

Looked at bikes for the shortest time... went to Ace Wheelworks, looked around at what they had. Saw some amazing bikes for more than a thousand bucks. I don't really know what I want to do about this. The old bike is still in good shape. I just think it's actually a size or two too small for me, since trying ringrose's bike when I found mine with a dead front tire.

I should at least get the old bike fixed. Then I can ride it for a bit, and if I decide to get a new one, I can sell it for its actual value, rather than depressing the price artificially since it has a flat tire.

In some ways, a bike and the gym membership feel mutually exclusive - if I'm biking to work, I'll bypass Porter Square for a more direct route to Kendall, and it'd be all weird and inefficient to go to Porter on those days. On the other hand, I don't want to bike every day, or go to the gym every day, but if I did one or the other each day, it'd be really good for me.

Whatever. I'm a step closer to action in the gym track, and in the bike track, and I will push closer to either incrementally and see what seems right as time goes on. It won't be til July that I really have a chance to act on this again, though. See the aforementioned business trip.

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jered
Jun. 10th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah, I forgot to say in my post above, thanks for reminding me:

Definitely sign up for the 30 day membership and go a few times. The only trouble here is that its kinda awkward doing so and not knowing what you're doing, so perhaps see if you can buy one training session to use during the trial (I don't know if they do that).

The Bally isn't the most modern gym in the world, but it is large and full-featured. A few years back I went to the FitCorp in Kendall a few times (another option for you) but basically found that if the gym wasn't less than a 5 minute walk from my house, I wasn't going. YMMV.
crs
Jun. 10th, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
Fitcorp was good back when I worked near there, but you're right. It needs to be the easiest thing in the world.

Several people have pointed out how good the personal trainer will be for motivation. I'm counting on that, if I go through with this.

First thing I should do, though, is use one of these guest passes to visit the place for real :)

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