Last weekend, BC and I stopped by the Y in our city and reupped our lapsed memberships! I didn’t realize how much I had missed it until I started going this week for the first time in a loooooong time.
Here are the five reasons I’m really glad to have a membership again:
When BC and I first got our memberships to the local Y, I was still living downtown Cleveland and while the Y near his place wasn’t far exactly, at 5:30 in the morning it certainly felt far. Now, though, I’m only a couple minutes away which means not only do I not have to wake up quite as early, but I should have time to come home and shower and get ready here at the house.
Bonus: Because BC and I now live together we were able to get the family membership and save some moola.
I admit that I mostly use the YMCA for the classes that come with my membership, especially now that I own a treadmill. For me, though, using the membership strictly for spinning classes is well worth it because paying class by class at a studio is expensive as fuck. Plus, I’ve missed spinning, y’all. Back in the day I was a hard core spinner. Like, multiple times a week at ridiculously early hours. And I’ve missed it more than I think I realized.
After we reupped our lapsed Y memberships, I was looking at their classes and realized they have a 30 minute “express” Y Cycle class Wednesday evenings. The timing was perfect — I can leave right from work, still have time to change, and be on the bike and still be home by about 6pm.
3. Multiple services
Waaaaaay back in the day I had a membership at Planet Fitness. It was okay, it got the job done, but PF is mostly machines, both for cardio and strength training. All of that is good, of course, but I always felt like something was…. lacking when I would attend. Which is why, of course, I’d then spend extra money on top of that for studio classes. The YMCA has it all, PLUS THEY HAVE A POOL. (I always like to pretend I’ll be a pool using person. Maybe this time I actually will.)
I have friends who are regular users at my same Y and it’s always fun seeing them in the building before or after working out. One goes to one of the dance type classes that I’ve been meaning to try out for awhile and she told me she’s been wanting to give spinning a whirl, so hopefully we can introduce each other to our respective classes.
5. Standing date
The first time around, BC and I would try to go to the YMCA together on the weekend. It was always a fun way to spend our morning together and then of course we’d have to go get brunch after LOL
So there you have it, the 5 reasons why I’m excited to have my YMCA membership again.
Are you a member at a gym? Any features or classes you really like?
Love from the ashes,