Does your gym affect your well-being/mood?

  • kolkii

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    Jul 03, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    Am an in-n-out gym kinda gym, not the type to chit chat dilly dally so I go to a cheap ($20/month) no frills gym as it gets the job done..

    My gym closes early wkends so I used a 7 day pass promo at a close mid-tier gym ($80/month), and enjoyed the experience.. much more room & amenities, less crowded, more hotties, everyone was super friendly due to different clientele.. emphasis on the latter since the people who go to my gym are kinda loud/obnoxious and gets super annoying, but the headphones help..

    I rarely splurge (let alone the $130+/month clubs) except for vacations, but I figure hey, Im in the gym 4-6 days a week might as well invest in where I spend time the most, but then I tell me the difference of $60 bucks a month is like 5 drinks sans tip or a couple cab rides which can add up so am on the fence..
  • NyRuinz

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    Jul 03, 2012 12:24 AM GMT
    I always say you get what you pay for, my gym is $100 plus per month, and it keeps out the rif-raf
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    Jul 03, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    My biggest gym plus is location. The easiest and closest gym I can get to is the best for me, which right now is one that's a block from my apartment which I can walk to and avoid the hassle of having to drive there.
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    Jul 03, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    My nearest gym is the "Y"; it's really small & has very little equipment. The other gym (the one I like) is much more expensive and a little further. I don't know what to do. I've gone back to school; so, time & money are limited. I think I'll suck it up and continue to go to the Y.
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    Jul 03, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    yes. I like newer equipment, lots of options, and the right balance of motivating muscle guys to look at/not too crowded. otherwise i get cranky!
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    Jul 03, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    Very interesting topic..if the guys on RJ worked out as often as they said they did..this would be one happy site..Hmmm...icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 03, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    anocxu saidVery interesting topic..if the guys on RJ worked out as often as they said they did..this would be one happy site..Hmmm...icon_confused.gif


    Endorphins just pump you up to blow everything out of proportion online.
  • FuzzyRich

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    Jul 03, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    The only thing I need in a gym is a power cage, adjustable bench, football bar and a drinking fountain all available next door.
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    Jul 03, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    if i dont go that day then i do get somewhat anxious. i need some sort of activity during the day or feel like i wasted it.
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    Jul 03, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
    Sometimes gyms are like workout routines, or boyfriends. You need a new one to keep you motivated and excited.

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    Jul 03, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    I am very good with my money and love the value I get for $20 a month, my gym is clean fairly up to date with a nice staff. Sure I would love the frills of a more exclusive gym, but I'd rather use the extra money I save spending time with friends. Just being faithful to go to the gym 5 days a week is enough for me.

    Although I do agree with an earlier poster, you do get what you pay for!

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    Jul 03, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    It does, and in a good way. It's not fancy at all... but I think having a spacious weight room with tall ceilings makes me feel better. Also, no mirrors is a plus for me. Either way though, any gym with adequate machinery and weights will put me in a better mood.
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    Jul 03, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    The gym itself isn't what makes me feel good or bad. I could care less if it's full or empty. I just want my endorphins and adrenaline to spike so I can be happy while still being a hermit.
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:17 AM GMT
    Most people need a gym to be conveniently located to make them happy and keep them going regularly; I'd rather drive further to one if it's better. Spending more if need be given the time I train there is a wise investment. As it turns out, in this case the "better" gym costs less!
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    Jul 03, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    kolkii saidDoes your gym affect your well-being/mood?
    Depends on how hot the guy in the mirror is.