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A Fresh Start with Anytime Fitness

On Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 my family officially joined Anytime Fitness. The membership dues, for a family of three, are almost exactly the same as what I was paying at the South Shore Y ( within a dollar ). I am thrilled to be part of Anytime and to start fresh and put the YMCA ordeal behind me. Thank you to all the friendly staff at the South Shore Y; I hope you all have other jobs lined up. I did my first workout as an official member of Anytime: free weights, jump rope, boxing, jumping onto bench, cables and exercise machines. I feel great and look forward to continuing my athletic training with my new gym. Stay tuned for more news and HAPPY TRAILS !

Bizarre Advertising from YMCA

I gathered my mail today and was completely dumfounded to see a flyer advertising the Milwaukee YMCA. The flyer read: "Make your gym membership count. What would your gym membership mean to you if you knew it meant the world to your community? When you join the Milwaukee Y, reaching your goals helps us reach ours. So while you're getting stronger, you're strengthening Milwaukee. Now is the time to join the Milwaukee Y. Bring this postcard in for a free, one-week family membership. You won't be charged until your one-week trial ends." The flyer then goes on to list the four branches of the Milwaukee Y, none of which are even remotely close to my home. The closest is downtown Milwaukee, in which case I would have to pay for parking ( if I could even find parking at all). What the hell? I could barely believe my eyes when I saw this in my mail. Is this real? I had to check the date to make sure this was not some old piece of mail that somehow got mixed in with my mail. Yep. The date says "Offer ends Feb 14, 2015". Wow ! What a deal! I am so done with you YMCA.

A New Beginning

Monday, Jan. 19th, 2015 we completed our first workout at our new home, Anytime Fitness. We did weight-training machines, boxing, jump rope and I did push-up's on the half-ball. We are looking forward, not backward, and excited to resume our weight-training/fitness program. Stay tuned for more news.

New Day Church to meet at Oak Creek Community Cntr

Faced with the closure of the South Shore Y, New Day Church will be meeting at the Oak Creek Community Center on Howell Ave in Oak Creek. Sunday, Jan. 25 will be the Church's last day at South Shore YMCA. Stay tuned for more news.

Stages of YMCA Grief

It has been a traumatic couple of days. I have gone through the stages of grief: denial, anger, sadness and finally acceptance. The closing of the South Shore Y has been traumatic to me and my family. I have lost sleep and missed work. But finally, acceptance. We spent yesterday afternoon viewing some of the area health clubs and after serious discussion we are planning to join Anytime Fitness next to Pick-n-save. Stay tuned for more news.

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