Working out with a friend:

A friend of mine and I decided to sign up for a gym membership together.

We live in the same neighborhood and the facility is about a forty minute drive away.

We figured that it would be convenient to carpool and hoped to help motivate each other. Our first trip to the gym showed me that we approach physical fitness in very different ways. My friend likes to take advantage of the tanning beds, drink a smoothie and walk on the treadmill while reading her Ipad. She doesn’t get sweaty or need to shower afterward. She only wants to spend about half an hour at the gym. I like to run on the treadmill, use the elliptical, rowing machine and stationary bikes. I lift weights and utilize the machines that target the different muscles. I hope to spend at least an hour working out, elevate my heart rate and drip with sweat. I always need to shower before I leave. I now go to the gym with my friend once or twice per week. I head there on my own approximately four days per week. I often sign up for weekend group fitness classes. I am definitely getting more out of my membership fees than my friend. She has complained to me that she hasn’t seen any difference in her weight or muscle tone since joining. I have significantly slimmed down and toned my body. When our membership period ends, I doubt that my friend will want to sign up again. I will most definitely pay the fees to have access to all of the state-of-the-art equipment.

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