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Fitness Clubs

2023-07-10 00:00:00 / episode: 175

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"Fitness clubs.

Do you go to a fitness club? I don't, when I was a boy growing up fitness clubs for, for people with a little bit more money, definitely upper class or upper middle class.

So I didn't go to a fitness club.

But as my parents grew older, they went to fitness clubs and I thought it was kind of cool.

It was interesting to go to the club and take a look around.

There are some advantages to going to fitness clubs.

You can meet friends there and you can work out together, you can get personal training.

They have great equipment there and it's almost always very clean and there's great showers afterwards as well as maybe even a, a jacuzzi or a sauna.

Those are great perks.

But as I said, I don't go to a fitness club.

I try and save my money.

I believe that I can do all my exercise myself.

Well, that doesn't say much because I actually don't do much exercise.

Some people say if they pay the money for the fitness club membership, they feel like they have to go and then they go and they get in good shape.

So there's one benefit of the fitness club.

Another benefit is the training and another benefit might be working out with other people.

It's always easy to do your workout with other people and it's a little more difficult to do it alone.

On the other hand, I think that they're redundant.

You can do it alone and you could always join some friends in the park and do a work out there.

Although then you'd be stuck to working out in good weather only.

I think fitness, uh, clubs are great for those who want to go to them.

We should keep having fitness clubs.

But personally, I don't want to go to the fitness club.

It's too much of a bother to pack my bag and make a special trip over to the club.

Spend time there and then do it all again, coming home.

So, tell me, do you belong to a fitness club?"