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Do You Want a Gym at 12th and Madison?

By December 17, 2008

Trace Lofts

I recognize that this blog is quickly in danger of becoming a mouth piece for Ted Schroth. However, in my defense, I would really like a gym in my building because I am very lazy. Also, with this frigid weather I think that cold vacant space beneath my unit is increasing my heating bill. So I’m happy to help with his request for testimonials from folks interested in a gym at 12th and Madison:

The investor for the gym partnership would like to hear as many testimonials as possible, as soon as possible, from people who live/work in our neighborhood for how underserved we are for a gym and how many people would go to a gym if it were located here.

My testimonial would be:

I don’t currently belong to a gym. However, I’m thinking of climbing Mount Rainer this summer and doing the Seattle to Portland ride and I don’t think my twice a week hockey and weekend ski trips to Whistler are going to get me in shape.

I’d gladly pay for a gym to kick my ass a few times a week to get me into shape.

The good news is that I’ll sign up for a year membership but only use a few months of it in order to get ready for these adventures and then I’ll stop going until I find a new adventure. You may worry that I will in fact use more than those few months of a year membership but for two and half years I had a gym membership at both the Pro Clubs in Seattle and NEVER WENT ONCE. I’m your ideal high paying low attendance customer.

And just to do a little original research for this post here are the closest gym’s to 12th and Madison:

Gold’s Gym – 401 Broadway E – 1 mile away – 1.5 stars on Yelp
24 Hour Fitness – 1827 Yale Ave – 1 mile away – 3 stars on Yelp

From reading the reviews for both of those gym’s I think it’s clear we need a quality gym on Capitol Hill. Bonus definitely would be if it were close to me. Though I worry about the noise living above one. Does anyone have experience with that?

Leave a comment if you’d go to a gym a 12th and Madison.

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