23 December 2009

Active Endeavors

A common theme this holiday season revolved around activities. Prior to leaving the city for a New England Christmas, we enrolled in the new gym set to open in Bakery Square in East Liberty. Urban Active (a spin off Gold's Gym) had sent us a very effective direct mail piece, enticing us to become charter members. The new gym is taking 50,000 square feet in the former Nabisco factory building, complete with tons of new equipment, a swimming pool, spinning room, and all-inclusive classes. We were fortunate to lock in a very modest monthly rate, which is still available through the end of the year. I hardly have been impressed with the workout facilities in Pittsburgh (having gone to NYSC and Equinox in NY); the monthly rates here rival the New York prices without the same offerings. I think this will now change with Urban Active here (backed by Steeler co-owners.) I recommend stopping by the preview center at Bakery Square to see for yourself.

We also hit REI in South Side Works for last minute gifts and found something for everyone there. Including this cute Sigg water bottle, which now goes with me wherever I go.

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