Well, my 3-month GoodLife Fitness free trial is now over and I wanted to give my honest opinions and thoughts of what the trial was like for me.
I’m not going to lie as my “relationship” appears to be concluded with GoodLife at the moment. So here it goes: I really, really liked it. I know…from a guy who hasn’t stepped into a gym in over 20 years, I got to the point where I was feeling pretty comfortable with going and what I was doing.
There was something really fulfilling about getting to the gym early, doing a workout, and then leaving before most of the city was even awake. It was also great to be able to do different things and not be stifled by doing just one type of workout every single time. I felt myself getting stronger after doing circuit training, I felt myself dying after doing a spin class, and I felt myself getting more stamina after running on the treadmill.
At the end of the day…it was fun.
The problem, though, was trying to remind myself that it was fun. I mean, it was hard work…don’t get me wrong….but I never left the gym feeling as though it was “work” as opposed to something that made me feel good at the end of the day.
GoodLife Fitness is also a top quality organization. Everything was clean, the facilities were always top notch, and I never felt out of place when I walked into one of their locations (I visited three during my membership). The hours of operation and convenient locations were also major positives for me.
Now the big question is…will I re-sign for a membership on my own?
The short answer is “yes”, but there is a longer answer to get there. I have asked my contact to get someone from GoodLife Fitness to get back to me about continuing my working relationship with them as a GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador, but there has been no contact at this time. I have considered doing some kind of crowd-fund situation to pay for the membership so I can properly train for my half-marathon in September and document everything in the blog. I have also discussed the financial details with my wife to see if it’s something we can afford right now.
I’ll have to think about things, but right now I’m going to take a couple of days to mull things over and hope that GoodLife Fitness gets back to me. I would love to continue my working relationship with them and I’m going to require the gym to help me train for the half one way or another…so if it could be sponsored, then I’d be stoked.
Thanks for all who followed my “gym journey” over the past few months and for constantly providing me with positive comments and well-wishes. I look forward to seeing what happens as 2016 continues.