Oooh, a minty-fresh, shiny new year. Time to get underway on undoing all the damage that the holidays wrought. For me, that means reacquainting myself with my gym.
I think I've been a member of every gym in Stamford over the years. Sportsplex, New York Sports Club (all locations), Stamford Athletic Club, Planet Fitness, whatever that place was next to Il Falco that was below street level, the little gym at the hotel on Summer Street. I may be forgetting a couple. I join, I go with varying regularity depending on how much I like the gym and how god their class schedule is. I think of all the gyms I've belonged to, I've liked Stamford Athletic Club the most, for its great classes (at least, it used to have great classes) and pool. But it's really expensive.
I recently joined Underground Fitness here in Glenbrook. You've seen their signs all over town, imploring you to make Underground Fitness your gym. They've usually got some great deal or another brewing, but it basically boils down to forty bucks a month. Not too bad for this area.
But I have to say: This is a great gym. I thought the signs (and the ubiquity of them) indicated that the gym was overselling itself. It's really not. It's clean, it's brand-new, it has Body Pump classes which are completely awesome and a great workout (and I wish they had more scheduled!), and there's a ton of snazzy equipment. No waits for anything. And that's not only because there's plenty of equipment. The place is always empty. Is it because most people think the signs are overselling the place, so they're not joining? Or does everyone here who's interested already belong to a gym? I don't know. But what I do know is that I don't want this place to go away. It's got the potential to be one of my favorite gyms in Stamford.