I went to the Cary Family YMCA for the first time since...I'm ashamed to admit how long...to get in a cardiovascular workout because I've gained ...I'm ashamed to admit how many...pounds. While climbing away on their version of a StairMaster, I noticed a video clip on Fox News. The FoxNews.com headline reads, "Wanted: Fat Guys for All-Male MLB Cheerleading Squad." It seems the Marlins are auditioning for "plus-sized" guys that can dance to join a new cheerleading squad called "The Manatees." (Visit Fox News.com and check out the video link on the right side of their site).
After watching this clip, I reaffirmed my commitment to get to the gym at least 3 times a week - ‘cause I don't want to be a manatee! - although I nearly fit the profile: minus the dancing skills:-) Manatees are wonderful creatures and they're fun to watch at the aquarium - my doctor just doesn't like me being the size of one.
If you're relocating, new to the Cary NC area, or just looking for a gym in the area, check out all the Cary Family YMCA has to offer. Some other fitness centers in Cary include, Beyond Fitness, Butterfly Life, Fitness Together - Lochmere, Fitness Together - Cary, Gold's Gym, Impact Athletics & Fitness Center, Namaste Yoga Center, Triangle Pilates, O2 Fitness, Peak Fitness, and I'm sure many more. The key is to find a gym that's conveniently located and has the equipment, programs, and atmosphere that best suits you. To put a twist to a familiar phrase: The best gym is the one that you use.