The first thing we did when landing here outside of Phoenix was to find a gym. Too many miles behind the wheel and a sedentary life the last two weeks has made me feel stiff and stuffed. We scoped a few out but just on a notion we wanted to check out an upscale facility for kicks. Living on a budget we knew we probably couldn’t afford it but at least we could indulge for a visit. We found Lifetime Fitness and went in for a visit. This was the most magnificent fitness facility that I’ve ever seen and I’ve visited many. The place was immaculate, the facilities first-class, and the amenities in abundance. They also had an in-house cafe, beauty salon, massage parlor, along the the sauna, jacuzzis, steam rooms and pools. We would never use all these offerings in a year here. Meeting with Jina, a Cameron Diaz look alike we were astounded at the price. $99 for the month which included both of us and full use of the facilities. We couldn’t pass this deal. We try to watch our funds and I know that fee would carry us for almost a week of campgrounds but you can’t put a price on health. And if every month in a gym gives me another few months of life, it’s a worthwhile trade-off. So far we’ve been pushing ourselves to attend daily. One thing differs here as opposed to Pittsburgh, is that despite the workouts, we are not waking up with soreness anywhere on our bodies. I’m realizing how much the weather here actually dictates our physical well-being. No soreness, no bugs, and no morning dew on the patio furniture or anything else that sits out at night. I’m liking Phoenix real well to this point in time.