For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you know that I'm an avid gym rat! I clock a lot of gym hours. See a brief interview I did where I talked about my journey.
So on Monday, I was part of the B-Metro Magazine blog team for the grand opening of a new Planet Fitness here in Birmingham, the 6th in the Birmingham Metro Area.
They are located at:
The Shops of Montevallo
4500 Montevallo Rd
Birmingham, AL 35210
Meet the helpful staff with a trainer who is a certified instructor on duty that will personalized a fitness program for you as part of your Planet Fitness membership.
Next to sewing and fashion, fitness has become the third love of my life. And I chose a Planet Fitness membership over a year and a half ago because I knew I needed to work out consistently. Working out at home wasn't cutting it for me and I needed to be a structured atmosphere being inspired by other people getting on their fitness.
What I love most about Planet Fitness is the location. In my area, it's a franchise and one owner who takes pride in all of his locations. I love the cost. It's really low and only the cost of two Starbuck's lattes for the whole month. I choose to prepay mine for 18 months for $199. I'm on my second 18 month now.
I appreciate that this is a no frills club. I'm not a person that needs classes, saunas, towels and a juice bar. I just want to get in, get it done and be out!
I knew what I needed to work on when I joined and I researched and designed my own program. But for others that haven't a clue as to where they need to start, there are trainers available to help. It's really a very non-intimidating environment.
And for those that have a limited amount of time and need to get the best workout possible, the 30-Minute Express Workout area is perfect. You get a combination of strength training and cardio.
And before or after your workout, you can get what I feel is the equivalent of a deep tissue massage in these amazing massage chairs -- this is part of the Black Card Membership.
The controls are right on the arm of the chairs and I cranked that baby up!
And I also go to try for the first time, the hydro bed massage. Let me tell you about this. It was so relaxing that I would probably fall asleep and be asked to leave! You get a head to feet massage with sounds of the ocean! It is amazing!