Today I’m going to (hopefully) stop by a couple gyms “just to take a look.”
Since the car accident, I haven’t thought much about re-joining a gym.
I can’t do any upper body stuff with my injuries, so it seemed like a waste of money.
But now, I’m in search of a gym with a pool.
Paul Newman is going to give me a whopping “5 minutes per day” of pool stuff to do.
For some reason he thinks I tend to overdo arm-related things I enjoy.
Every spring/summer, I modify “normal” swimming and compensate for what I can’t do by overusing other body parts until my body flips out in pain.
It’s my post-accident reality.
(In truth, it’s what I do for any dominant-arm-related tasks.)
Paul Newman is trying to reign in my pool enthusiasm with strict time limits.
In spite of his
very controlling nature protectiveness,
I really like him still.
(He’s such a good fit for me PT-wise.)
I want to be able to be in a pool (5 minutes per day) year round, not just during the months our home pool is warm enough. (May through September.)
Besides my “allowed” five minutes, I can do unlimited laps with a kick-board.
It isn’t AS fun, but it’s better than not being in the pool at all.
There are a surprising lack of gyms with pools in the South Orange County area.
In fact, I only know of two.
I’ve been told one of them is exorbitantly expensive.
I’ve been told the other “isn’t that clean.”
But, I want to check things out for myself.
I may have misinformation?
Maybe the expensive gym isn’t really as expensive as I’ve heard.
Maybe the not-so-clean-gym has decided to clean up its act?
In any case, I’d love to hear from some of you.
Do you belong to a gym?
Did you quit going to a gym out of boredom or because you never used it after a little while?
If you go to a gym (or have gone to one in the past), what did you like doing at the gym most?
(If you’re in The OC … let me know if you go to a gym you love, particularly if it has a pool.)