this post is mostly for my own benefit. feel free to ignore it, but your opinions are welcome.
LJCC = levite jewish community center
YMCA = young men’s christian association
first things first, i am not jewish, nor am i a young man.
ok here’s the deal: i’ve been a member of the gym at the LJCC since december of 2009. i really like it there and the thought of leaving for another gym has never entered my mind. until now. one of the perks at my job is that my employer will pay half of gym membership to the YMCA. the YMCA is more expensive than the LJCC, but since i’d only have to pay half, i’d actually save $30 a month. my initial reaction to this news was, “heck yeah! sign me up!” i have to give a 30 day written notice of cancellation of membership at the LJCC. i haven’t done that yet though.
the more i’ve thought about it the more i want to stay at the LJCC. i just love it there. i’m not sure that the convenience and awesomeness of the LJCC is worth giving up to save $30 bucks a month.
the LJCC is so closer to our house AND on my way to and from work, its daily hours are longer, it’s open on saturday AND sunday, each cardio machine has its OWN tv, the group fitness classes and childcare are included in membership, basketball, racket ball, and tennis courts, indoor & outdoor pool, indoor & outdoor track, personal training, boxing lessons, boot camps, and advanced swimming group, the locker rooms have a hot tub, steam room, and sauna, incredible massage, and a kosher cafe (with humus!). plus when i go in the mornings it’s not crowded at all. often times i am the only one in the locker room getting ready. that’s awesome to me. i never have to worry about getting a machine or getting a shower. perfect.
i’m sure there are more awesome things about the LJCC that i’m not thinking of.
i just don’t think the YMCA can beat that. i really don’t. to me, what the LJCC has to offer is worth the $30 a month.
but to be fair, i am going to see if the YMCA offers a free trial membership so i can test it out and see for myself.
is anyone a YMCA member? what do you love about it? how are the crowds before and after work?