I have to say that I’ve enjoyed my weekend with some physical activity by doing some swimming and gym in Aqua Life and Fitness First here in Perth. It’s has been like 2 years since I have swam and lift a single weight. But today and yesterday, my friends and I finally took the first step in doing what we had been “talking” for a long, long time.
I have to say that the swimming facility was really nice in Aqua Life (located near Oats Street, just by the train station). There are 3 pools (1 for kids, 1 for amateurs = 1.2 meters in depth, and a third 50m 1.3~1.97m outdoor pool). Just pay a little more if you want to enjoy some steam (sauna as the Asians call it) and the hot water jacuzzi. And how much is that? For students price that’s $AUSD5.40. Talk about having your money well spent, this is definately one of them.
Aqua Life has gym facilities too but I haven’t got the chance to check that out yet. I’ll come back for more probably next week.
It was 10am when I woke up. No big deal. It’s Sunday and I’m going to try out Fitness First in Cannington.
Can you believe it? I paid a hectic $AUSD20 just for entering as a casual visitor. That’s fair but another first time friend got in for free for some kind of free trial when I don’t get it? Talk about double standards, duh.
Well, at least the gym facilities were nice, pretty standard I would say. I train “a little” back in high school, and have to say that I have detoriated or what today. I can’t lift as heavy as I use to be and my stamina ain’t that good either. Hmmm… that might be a warning sign and I’ve got to watch my diet and living habits a bit. There’s one swimmng pool but it’s nothing compared to Aqua Life.
Should I join any fitness membership?
I’m still considering what’s the right thing for me. Am I really committed to this or what? Looking at the cost, I woudn’t mind paying $AUSD5.40 each week to go swimming at Aqua Life (even though that’s a non member price).
How about the gym membership? Well, currently for students in Fitness First, you can join for a weekly fee of $AUSD17.95 (or $AUSD19.95 to include yoga, aerobics and training sessions). Plus, you have to pay a one time joining fee, bla bla bla. It sounds good if you are really committed to attend at least 2-3 times per week. But for me currently, I don’t think I will go more than once per week.
Sometimes people join to make themselves feel better (you know, the status thingy, “You join, I join” thingy). Not for me. If I can get equally the same thing for a cheaper price, I will definately opt for the cheaper ones. Having said that, each person has a definition of what is “equal” in their head anyway.
But for swimming and spa, cost is cheap, and I say “Bring it on!”. I think Aqua Life suits my lifestyle a bit based on its cost and offerings currently. I don’t think I’ll even need to join a membership or whatever. So, no need for the guilt of not attending when you have paid the money. Life should be flexible, I just go when my heart feels like it.