Having started at a new company my boss wants to pay for gym membership for me at a verrrry swanky gym. So I tootled off to try said swanky gym, but found within the first 10mins I was completely bored, and it was my first visit! I didn't want to seem ungrateful since the gym was lovely and hi-tech but I got the feeling it was more about the 'body beautiful' than bursting a lung and getting ultra fit. As I tried to explain this to my boss he said that gyms and all exercise in general is about getting a good body. I agreed but only in the principal that to get a good body is more a result of a fully functioning fit one. Anyway I digress... So should I bite the bullet and do the gym work, it's free and I get to use a pool and maybe some weights, or do I keep doing my own thing (running, cycling & the odd plyometrics session)? Really my point is can I gain something extra from doing the gym memberhip that I can't do on my own (in an infinitely more interesting environment outside!) ?? P.S Plus there are NO good looking men there!