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How far would you drive to the gym?

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Before the lockdown I went to a nearby gym because it was a 5 min drive and it was open 24 hours.  I've talked to the owner and when they eventually reopen it will no longer be open 24/7 and you will have to arrange a timeslot before hand during staffed hours.

The only reason why I went to this gym was because of the convenience. The monthly dues are high and the gym itself is very small. I was thinking about trying out other gyms when things finally open up again. There are some really nice gyms but it is a bit of a drive to get out there.

What is the max distance you are willing to drive to the gym?

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20 minutes ago, SwoleTip said:

I don't drive now that I live in London. Takes me like 30 mins to get to the gym though. I think 40 is the longest I'd do 

Any idea when Kings is opening mate?

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22 minutes ago, SwoleTip said:

I don't drive now that I live in London. Takes me like 30 mins to get to the gym though. I think 40 is the longest I'd do 

 

Do you walk? 30 mins is pushing it already. There is no way I could do 40 mins, even driving that far would drive me nuts.

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24 minutes ago, feelinfine said:

 

Do you walk? 30 mins is pushing it already. There is no way I could do 40 mins, even driving that far would drive me nuts.

Walking + train. I miss the days when my gym was a 3 minute drive. Tryna get it down to 20 so looking for other gyms 

26 minutes ago, js77 said:

Any idea when Kings is opening mate?

Not sure mate. I wanna join but it's a bit of a trek away for me, all the good gyms are.. Hence why I go Puregym 

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Could of drove to my old gym the entire lock-down and that is 30 minutes away

I will happily wait for my local one to reopen I have found plenty to be getting on with in the meantime and all that would beat a one hour commute before work everyday and a ton of petrol on top

Danny

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1 hour ago, Shergar said:

Could of drove to my old gym the entire lock-down and that is 30 minutes away

I will happily wait for my local one to reopen I have found plenty to be getting on with in the meantime and all that would beat a one hour commute before work everyday and a ton of petrol on top

Danny

I used to travel 30 mins to a gym but wont do it now. Like you say the fuel cost quickly add up. You spend more money on fuel than the membership cost.

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20..25 min drive tops..more time means your preworkouts are kicking in to early...post food goes in late, just a pain in the ass.

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15-20 mins? My gym is a franchise job so i can train at all their clubs nationally and internationally, so I've got one that's on my doorstep 5 mins away..... and a bigger, better one about 20 mins away, perfect:thumb

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1 hour ago, ausmaz said:

15-20 mins? My gym is a franchise job so i can train at all their clubs nationally and internationally, so I've got one that's on my doorstep 5 mins away..... and a bigger, better one about 20 mins away, perfect:thumb

Would that be snap Fitness ?

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27 minutes ago, gymaddict1986 said:

Would that be snap Fitness ?

Ha! Close..... anytime.... although there are a lot of them around me.... have you been? Are they any good?

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17 minutes ago, ausmaz said:

Ha! Close..... anytime.... although there are a lot of them around me.... have you been? Are they any good?

Snap fitness is one of the better ones mate if I am honest . Dumbbells go up to 60kg  and equipment isn’t bad and obviously like yours it’s a chain and you can get into any snap fitness . Personally I prefer the spit and saw dust gyms  but snap isn’t bad if your after a 24 hour gym 

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1 hour ago, gymaddict1986 said:

Snap fitness is one of the better ones mate if I am honest . Dumbbells go up to 60kg  and equipment isn’t bad and obviously like yours it’s a chain and you can get into any snap fitness . Personally I prefer the spit and saw dust gyms  but snap isn’t bad if your after a 24 hour gym 

Thanks mate I'll check them out, it is a pain not having dbells over 50kg and im a bit pissed off with the place anyway.... your dead right i'd kill for a spit and sawdust place but unfortunately there are no such places here! 

I'd say 95%+ are 'high street commercial 24hour types' 2% are bodybuilding/powerlifting specific (and nowhere near where i live) and the other 3% are either personal training studios or attached to leisure centres.

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7 hours ago, Kazza61 said:

I walk from my back door to my garage gym. If the back door was stuck, I would probably be prepared to walk from the front door to the garage even though it could take an extra few seconds.

My garage is attached to my house so I put a fire door leading to it. The other great thing is that it’s South facing so isn’t hot in there first thing(I train first thing in the mornings). 

6 hours ago, Jackoffblades said:

I don’t get why gyms want to reduce the hours when they open back up. Won’t that just make things even worse? 

I think this is just the 24/7 gyms as they’ll need to be staffed to babysit users to ensure they follow the rules. 
Yes, it’s gonna make things worse. 
I got a message off the gym owner as he’s got an app now for booking slots and payments. I told him I’d forfeit my place til things get better to allow others to use his gym but if he doesn’t get a lot returning then let me know as I’m all for supporting local businesses. 
 

If I didn’t have my own kit I guess I’d travel a good amount as I enjoy training. Short term like during this pandemic I’d probably travel up to 2hrs but then I’d probably make it worthwhile(long sessions) and probably train twice a week heavy and do stuff locally such as pull ups/body weight calf work and cardio on other days. 

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21 hours ago, SwoleTip said:

Walking + train. I miss the days when my gym was a 3 minute drive. Tryna get it down to 20 so looking for other gyms 

Not sure mate. I wanna join but it's a bit of a trek away for me, all the good gyms are.. Hence why I go Puregym 

Where in south are you? There are other proper gyms in South London.

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1 hour ago, js77 said:

Where in south are you? There are other proper gyms in South London.

Thornton heath mate. Best gyms in South that I know of are King's, and metroflex

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53 minutes ago, SwoleTip said:

Thornton heath mate. Best gyms in South that I know of are King's, and metroflex

Yes mate, Metroflex In Sydenham probably the closest. 

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4 hours ago, js77 said:

Yes mate, Metroflex In Sydenham probably the closest. 

Yeah it's alright that gym, £40 though, King's is £30 and considerably better and has better hours. 

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