Sunday, 9 January 2011

Quest to Conquer the Gymdom

So in a January cliche challenge me and Mr Ward are sampling the delights of all of the local gyms in the aim to get ourselves a bit fitter. Follow the saga here and log on to to find out what offers are available near you.

Part One - Esporta Health Club - 5 day free pass
Cookridge Hall Golf Club
Cookridge Ln, Cookridge, Leeds, LS16 7NL

Day One - First impressions
Driving over our first thoughts were what a fabulous location, the club is actually inside the grounds of Cookridge Golf Course. On second thoughts if we have any more serious snow fall this year, going to the gym would definitely be off the cards with the windy uphill drive.
Our sales rep was friendly and Ward drank free coffee whilst he tried to sell it to us just a bit too much, after five minutes I realised he wasn't actually talking to me at all only Ward! This was confirmed when i had to find my own way through the maze that is the ladies changing rooms! 
So Ward wants to 'pump iron' in the gym whereas i intend to be 'a lady' by attending fitness classes and doing some granny style swimming. Unfortunately our rep put our visit back an hour so i missed all the classes and ended up waiting in the coffee shop whilst Ward hit the treadmill! 

First impressions from me;

  • Nice pool area, perhaps a bit on the small side.
  • Maze like changing rooms, could have done with a female colleague to show me around.
  • Lovely building, surroundings and refreshment area.
  • Wide range of classes available although i may struggle to fit them around work.
and from him;
  • Not too nice inside the gym a bit tatty around the edges.

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