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the Other Side lives NICE

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So someone I know just bought a new Beemer, and they got a one-month gym membership at Next Generation Kings Park in their welcome pack — because BMW sponsors the place, or whatever — and gave me the voucher. Apparently everyone thinks I need to get off my skinny butt once in a while.

Since it’s totally on the way to/from work and stuff, Matt said I should just use it for the month, even if it’s just to see how the Other Side lives.  I went to join up after work last night (the voucher expires on the 30th, and yes, I know I like to leave everything to the last minute) and ooooooooh, it’s so FANCY!!!

Amusingly, this is on their membership info page:

How much is membership to a Next Generation Club?
We like all of our prospective members to come along to the club and see the fantastic facilities available, allow us to meet you in person and give you a chance to experience Next Generation Clubs first-hand before making a decision. In addition, due to the various membership categories that we offer, we feel it best to discuss which category will be best suited to your needs.

Translation: If you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

But that shouldn’t be surprising: they are sponsored by BMW… although that doesn’t really seem to be a very effective marketing choice on Auto Classic‘s part — there were more Porches that Beemers in the parking lot.


Book Challenge Update: only 59 pages to go before I finish PD9 — sweet.


Written by Sunili

26 June 2008 at 5:45 pm

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  1. Funny… I’m actually a member of NextGen… though we got in back when there were no joining fees when it first opened and wanted to boost numbers… now that they’ve got lots of people, they don’t need to give offers like that. I think it’s about $500 to join now, but the monthly fees aren’t that steep. We pay around $99 a month i think… which isn’t much more than Fitness First from what I gather…

    The gym itself is nice enough, but aside from having TV’s with Foxtel on all the machines… nothing special. The bar and restaurant on the way out i find amusing… seeing people tucking into huge bowls of chips and wedges and beers after a work out…

    The car park is definitely funny. It normally goes Porsche, Porsche, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes, crappy Mazda 323 (when I arrive :).


    26 June 2008 at 6:38 pm

  2. Yikeser to the secret fee schedule.

    When my husband and I were shopping for a new (used) car a few years ago, the salesman tried to pique our interest with a vehicle that a manager had been driving. The vehicle was price tag-less, so I inquired about this very important detail. He responded, “What does price really mean.” I am an accountant, and it means everything to me. We walked.


    27 June 2008 at 3:00 am

  3. Matt — FIVE HUNDRED JUST TO JOIN??? Holy canoly. But Foxtel on the machines, eh? Maybe I should organise gym times for when Project Runway is on. Unlike Fergie Ferg, however, I don’t spend much time workin’ on mah fitness, so I wouldn’t ever consider joining any gym, let alone a Fancy Pants one!

    Allison — Ew, how ridiculous. Going to car yards always makes me think of Matilda — well, her horrible dad, really — and I now can totally imagine him saying something like “what does safety rating really mean?”, too!


    27 June 2008 at 4:55 pm

  4. […] (at least 3 times a week). First, I should because my darling Mamma is paying for my membership at aforementioned fancy gym (via monthly credit card deposit — I call it “the gift that keeps on taking”).  […]

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