Writing is a hugely sedentary job, and combined with the movement restrictions from some recent surgery. my fitness wasn't where I wanted it to be. I let my existing membership lapse while I was recovering and while I felt a bit apprehensive about trying somewhere new, it was time.
So, my choices -Major shopping centre gym with disco ball and DJ (4km away), non-airconditioned sport club gym with pool - my old gym (5km away), Chain gym with a reputation of being cool (4km away) and closer to home a 24 hour unmanned gym (2km) and 24hour access, family owned squash court/gym with swim school (2km).
I chose the family owned gym. For me, it's about feeling comfortable in the space as much as it is the equipment and the classes. The clincher: a class called "Lights out, Groove on". I can't wait!