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Think Thin Thursday ~ Uh Oh, Now I've Done IT

Real Estate Agent with Florida Supreme Realty SL514814

That's right, I've done it and there's not a darn thng you can do about it either. In a weak moment after retrieving some snail mail I spotted it. An extra large purple post card with huge numbers centered on its face, they were a 25 and a 10, representing twenty five cents down and $10 a month. Welcome to The Judgement Free Zone aka Planet Fitness. How could I go wrong?

This is one third the cost of local gyms and they're "old" like me! I had started peeking around about a year ago and had all my research complete. Price wise there's no comparing a brand new facility with an older established one. I have a few more weeks before the Grand Opening but there's one thing others won't get. My cherished "Founding Member" medallion.

Am I excited, you bet! After being a personal trainer for several years and being a member of many other clubs. I had taken a hiatus, well forced to actually, however, I have convinced my Doctors that I can handle the pressure once again.

The Think Thin Thursday posts have geared me up in the nutrition department so now it's time to tackle the physical aspects. There's absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain from my perspective. Workouts were always a job and I'm going to approach this aspect similarly only without the need for competition. That being said this experience may open a few doors along the way which I simply cannot resist. 

Testing our boundaries is necessary and I believe a healthy balance between mental, physical and spiritual capabilities will prove beneficial as I continue to grow!





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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kevin - with your user-friendly wiriting skills and always informative style, I look forward to reading more as this series of posts takes place.  

Nov 14, 2019 09:13 AM
Kevin J. May

I will be easing my way into the groove Michael. You'll be able to read every milestone along the way. So much information to share.

Nov 14, 2019 11:39 AM
Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Successful.

  Kevin J. May ~ Fitness clubs seem to be on the upswing. A YMCA recently opened up in my neighborhood. It was packed from day one. Keep up the good work.

Nov 14, 2019 09:39 AM
Kevin J. May

Suzanne, did we know each other in past lives? I grew up in Haverford and Havertown was my stomping ground. Thank You! Am I correct that the old bubble gum factory is now the YMCA?

Nov 14, 2019 11:33 AM
Suzanne Strickler
Realty Mark Associates - Havertown, PA
School is never out for the Successful.

Kevin, Yes it is!

I miss the Swell Bubble Gum Factory. Especially on Tuesdays and Halloween. Every Tuesday, when I guess they mixed a batch, the air would smell of grape flavored gum. On Halloween they were generous giving out candy to the kids.

Ah, the good old days!!

Nov 14, 2019 01:11 PM
Kevin J. May

We used to gobble up so much our jaws couldn't even move but man the bubbles we blew we're gigantic. All for what 25 cents? Good ole days they were Suzanne!

Nov 14, 2019 06:03 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Kevin- Larry and I were members of Planet Fitness in Delray and really liked it. We had a trainer (his nickname was Hitman if that gives you a clue) and I loved how I felt. There's one about 5 minutes from the house and I'm thinking of joining again. You can't beat the price. 

Nov 14, 2019 05:21 PM
Kevin J. May

I'll be about 5 minutes away too. I neither want to be any closer nor further away. I need this and can't wait to get back into it Kathy. Hitman, eh, a personal trainer is a couple of months away! 

Nov 14, 2019 05:58 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


How great, that you will be regaling us with your Think Thin milestones.  Wishing you continued success.  A

Nov 14, 2019 07:40 PM
Kevin J. May

Guess I'll need to get a haircut Alexandra. There could be photos!

Nov 15, 2019 01:50 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

They have very nice gyms and I joined one a couple of years ago, but I got lazy about going in and working out.  I normally throw away any purple envelopes that I receive in the mail unless it is a purple envelope from Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Nov 15, 2019 06:46 AM
Kevin J. May

Timing was everything for PF's mailing. Don't think I'll be changing my wardrobe to represent better but I  do have an old T-shirt stating their name boldly in simple black & white lettering. Should I be nervous if the Hanson's send me a letter?

Nov 15, 2019 01:46 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, Kevin J. May I'm surprised you picked Planet Fitness.... there are better facilities with a greater variety of equipment....or maybe ours in my town is just not as well stocked as others!!   I'm a fan of YMCA.... maybe because when I joined, I was still 30 pounds overweight.... and no one judges there.... lost it fast with a trainer and kept her for several years....every day!

good luck to you with whatever you do....

Dec 20, 2019 03:25 AM
Kevin J. May

Frankly Barbara, I'm surprised too! The pluses are convenience, being open 24/7 and while the machines are typically what I'm interested in these days their variety will hold my interest for now. I don't plan on a strict schedule and fitting 3 to 4 workouts in per week is doable at this stage. I'm avoiding the tendency to go M-W-F and will include Saturdays & Sundays into the repetoire. Unfortunately my TTT blog has suffered irregularity by adding this much needed activity though.

Dec 20, 2019 09:25 AM
Barbara Todaro

that's good that you're back in the saddle again..... good luck with your routines and improvements each week....

Dec 20, 2019 11:18 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Planet Fitness is a great gym. I had a membership years ago. I look forward to reading your updates! 

Jan 29, 2020 01:19 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Feeling thin is better than tasting good.

Have an outstanding December.

Dec 05, 2020 05:10 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

There Isn't One Gym open within a 100 miles of where I am thanks to C19 Kevin J. May 

Jan 03, 2021 08:42 AM