Sunday, February 28, 2010

Won't Miss #132 - Gym expense and hassle

One of my friends lives in an expensive area of California. In fact, his rent is on par with Tokyo rents, but his health club membership is a mere $50 a month and he can go any time. My husband has a "cheap" membership in Tokyo which is $85 a month, but he can only go on weekdays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. If there's a national holiday on a weekday, he can't go unless he pays more. Most private fitness clubs are pretty expensive in Tokyo, and you also have to put up with Japanese patrons staring at you while you exercise or bothering you in some cases. It is certainly more than enough to dissuade you from exercising at all.

I won't miss being apprehensive about the expense and the experience of going to private gyms in Japan.