After soccer season ended last fall, I took a few weeks off and it felt great. A lot more sleep, more time to do homework, and more time for nothing. Anyway, after these awesome few weeks, I realized something in my life was missing: exercise.
I live in Milford really close to Planet Fitness and I heard it was pretty cool and a really good deal. It turns out that both of those things were correct: You can’t really beat $10 a month, and from what I have experienced, I like it a lot and it helped me get back on track.
So, for all of the exercise enthusiasts in journalism class, here is a list of things to do and not do at Planet Fitness in Milford.
- Use headphones – The sound system is awful and they play the same “hit” song ALL THE TIME. If you are not a particular fan of Sia, like me, bring your own headphones/music. Also, if you have headphones in, people are less likely to talk to you and distract you from your workout, so that’s a plus.
- Wipe off the machines – They have the spray bottles and paper towels all around for a reason!! Use them!!! It is just gross to leave your sweat on things.
- Put things back they way you found them, especially the weights.
- Use the training bikes because they are easy and you can be on your phone while using them.
- Use only the machines you know how to use because there’s nothing worse than being corrected or looking like an idiot trying to figure it out.
- Don’t leave a lock on a locker overnight if you are a guy. They will come in and brake it with bolt cutters. If you are a girl, you’ll be fine doing that because no one goes in there anyway. My record is having it in there for 2 weeks straight until I got scared of being out 4 bucks.
- Don’t do PDA because I saw people get kicked out for that once.
- Don’t hog the bench presses because there are only 3
- Don’t buy a black card unless you are planning on using the tanning bed or plan to take guests often.
- Don’t be a “Lunk”.
- And finally, don’t judge because it’s the Judgement Free Zone!!
And here is a nice quote to finish:
“The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you’re not in shape for it, it’s too far to walk back” — Franklin P. Jones