So! It’s finally starting to warm up! Can you believe it? I for one, am honestly so glad that I can finally see and feel the warmth of the sun again. Before I came here, I was so glad and excited to finally see snow and experience cold weather, but now that I have been here for about a onth, I think I have had enough. Of course, I will miss the falling snowflakes and the frozen over lakes that one can ice skate on, but boy, I will not miss the harsh bite of winter. Not only can I not feel my extremities, but during the winter it is so much harder to exercise.
Now I might not be the most athletic person in the world, but I do like to go outside and have a little active fun. Normally, during the warmer months, that would include swimming, playing football with my brothers, volleyball, or even just talking a long walk in the forests. But all those are basically impossible when the temperature is below 0. So, if you’re like me, and you crave physical activity without freezing your fingers off, then I recommend joining a gym. Of course, some you might be a little hesitant for whatever reason (privacy maybe? or perhaps price?), but can I just say, it is absolutely worth it. Here in Berlin there are myriad gyms to choose form depending on what your looking for. If you are a woman and you want a place to train with only other women, theres a place for you! If you want an all-inclusive gym with classes and a sauna, theres a place for you! If you want, a gym with an indoor swimming pool so you can still enjoy the water during the cold months, theres a place for you! For most gyms, all it requires for you to sign up is an EC Bank card and your passport/proof of residence. Not too shabby, eh? There’s also a bunch of different contracts and non-contracts for you to choose from, whether you want to pay monthly or yearly, etc. To make this a little easier for you, here is a nice list og awesome gyms to choose from.
I signed up with Superfit, for a yearly contract of only 20 Euros a month. They have included classes such as Zumba, Yoga, and even martial arts. When I signed up, they even gave me a free gift bag with a Flasche, towel, and Membershipcard holder. Awesome, right?
Anyways, hopefully you find a place that works just for you! Until then, bis bald!