I never really figured out why people went to gyms obsessively, like 4 times a week. I think I've finally figured it out though.
I maintain that I still hate working out on machines at gyms but I do go to gyms about once a week, mainly for kick-boxing, dance, rock-climbing or yoga. There is some kinda weird euphoria you get after a work out: I curse at myself for doing it and wonder why I put myself through such undue torture of endurance, sweat, pain and unsightly shin bruises (from muay thai kicks). But after the work out, I feel exhausted yet accomplished. And then I come back the next week. I must admit, the results aren't bad. Part of the 'addiction' is self-image, but let's not get into that now since it's a touchy subject for some.
Now I've been maintaining a weekly schedule of going to a gym at least once a week (reduced from two since I started taking UofT classes again). With this, I've grown to acquire another rather expensive habit: buying workout clothes, especially at Lululemon. I've suddenly become accustomed to purchasing clothes that keep me sweat-free, that are stretchy and that no doubt, show off whatever assets I have. I've even cleverly worked some work out clothes into my work clothes because I sometimes don't have time to change between work and classes. I find myself walking into a Lululemon at least once a week and most often than not, I am not walking out empty-handed...
So I've been checking out some other gyms to work out in. I'm always looking out for new classes I could try. I stumbled upon a gym that is in downtown Toronto called Flirty Girl Fitness. I'm not big on "women-only" gyms, but this one seems to offer a lot of classes that I would love to try: Coyote Ugly, Pole Dancing, MTV Choreography and Video Vixen to name a few. However, the decor of the website alone screams "lots of bitches here!". Oh well. I'll still give it a go.
I'm planning on taking the MTV Choreography classes this month and I know some people have asked me to take them whenever I work out, so I would like to take this opportunity to invite you (girls only) to join me. :)