my latest gym quandaries

Quandary I: I need new running shoes.

Quandary II: Why do I crave a billion bananas as soon as I’m done working out?

Quandary III: We started hitting the local community center several months ago to take advantage of what they call their “workout room” and hopes of the occasional pool time for The Boy. The General had to do a lot of convincing, but finally talked me into it. I couldn’t be happier about it. I try to hit the gym at least five days a week for at least an hour and always feel great when leaving. I’ve started running, lost some weight, toned some weird places, etc. I’m committed to it pretty hardcore. Our family membership has eventually dropped down to a dual membership, and very recently that has become a sole membership: just me. So, I started looking at other options just to see what else was out there.

I found a Snap Fitness that’s 2 miles from my house and now I can’t stop thinking about switching my membership over to there. I just paid for a full month at the community center, but am tempted to give it a shot when that expires. And here’s why:

  • It’s close enough for me to bike or walk to if I really needed.
  • There’s tons more equipment, so I wouldn’t have to wait in line.
  • It’s open 24 hours.

Those are the only three things that I don’t like about my current gym setup. Of course, it’s ~ $8/month, but the above three things kind of make up for that.

Do you belong to Snap? Do you like it? Hate it? Would love some real opinions of it and not just ones I can find posted online, because people tend to get a little carried away with that kind of thing.



  1. Dan

    1. Go to the Running Room on Hennepin in Uptown. They’ll work to find you the ideal shoes to fit the way your body works.

    2. Potassium, dude. Important for athletes.

    3. Kate and I had a Snap membership and cancelled it (and went to Lifetime). Snap’s equipment isn’t the greatest and their lack of locker rooms is a downer.

  2. Yeah, that banana craving is a plea to replenish your electrolytes.

    I concur on the shoes. Or if you want to save a few bucks, have someone at a running store help you find what brand works best for you then go to DSW.

    I got nothing on the gym membership.

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