Need some advice: Quit the gym or not?

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    Feb 16, 2008 12:24 AM GMT
    Alright here is the problem. Currently I've gotten very involved with running and hope to one day do my first triathlon. Here lately I find that I'm spending more time out on the streets running and biking and less time in the doing weights, machines, etc. So we have a tiny gym at my job and I'm thinking of quitting the gym and just useing the one at work. Here are the PRO's and CON's...

    STAYING AT MY GYM...

    PRO = Access to heated pool, free weights and machines, elipticals, treadmills, socializing (single gay man here), and 4 yoga classes a week.

    CON = Time comsuming, Expensive, Don't use much (probably should utilize more)

    Quitting Gym & Using Work Gym...

    PRO = Can work out on lunch break to free up after work time, Save money, More convenient, Has treadmills, elipticals and bikes for cardio. Can use 24/7 whenever I want, can do yoga at home for free with DVD's.

    CON = Very little free weights, few machines, not much of a chance of socializing (gym is usually empty), have to do yoga at home which means motivating myself and no instructor there. Press for time if working out on lunch break (only 1 hour).

    Hmmm...after typing it out I think I see my answer. What do you guys think?

    -Den
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    Feb 16, 2008 12:27 AM GMT
    why dont you see if you can suspend your gym membership for 3 months and see how you fair?
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    Feb 16, 2008 12:31 AM GMT
    HA! That's cool you said that. That's what I did. I went in last weekend and suspended my membership for the next three months to see if working out at office would be okay.

    I think what I'm really missing is the gym atmosphere. I'll give it the 3-months and see where I'm at.

    -Den
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    Feb 16, 2008 12:33 AM GMT
    It all comes down to self discipline and goals, if yuo can motivate yourself to do it on your own and keep at it then go solo.

    But you already said that you aint going much already ho hum difficult call really
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    Feb 16, 2008 3:22 AM GMT
    Hey there AlphaDen, good luck with the experiment. I've got the same situation, and I've kept the membership at both my regular gym and the small gym by the office. The socializing and seeing friends from the neighborhood is a big part of the workout experience for me, so it's worth the extra cost.