I am so not hot enough yet to work out at Crunch. "No judgments" "no smudgments"
(Also, ftr, that ship sails pretty quickly at Crunch. I mean, I used to belong to a Crunch, for instance.)
I actually said no to the free pass. The dude emailed me to make sure nothing made me uncomfortable. While he said I was the only one ever to say no to the free pass, I find that doubtful. Good manager, though. Wanted to make sure I was comfortable on my tour. Which I was, although he stood too close to me for most of it.
In any case, it was pretty expensive (although not out of the ordinary.)
Did you move, or is this my old gym (the movie theater one)? If so, I really cannot speak highly enough of the staff. They are the best. Also, re: the self-consciousness thing, one of the things that I like about that gym is how the weights are kind of interspersed with the cardio machines so there isn't really a "weight area," and you don't really feel like people are watching you work out (unless you're taking one of the aerobics classes and are down on the front floor, but that's not bad, either). I absolutely loathe the Cal weight room, because it's all full of 19-year-old dudes trying to outdo each other, and full of mirrors and free weights and all just too much for me to deal with (and, seriously, like ALL DUDES). I also felt kind of intimidated when I first started going to that Crunch, but I think it isn't really as much like that as it seems at first. There are plenty of random old people and stuff.
Why did you turn down the free pass?
Just didn't feel like a fit?