Where’s my favorite place to go after finishing my day at Rulnick Realty? Gold’s Gym in Destin Florida! I’ve been going there since they opened, more than 15 years ago, and am what you call a “lifer”! What do I love the most about this gym, located at 12200 Emerald Coast Pkwy.? Everything! It’s only five minutes from my real estate office in Miramar Beach. So, I am out the door, down the street, and there. There is a huge variety of cardio equipment. I’m the type who likes to stay on a cardio machine for only about 10-20 minutes, then jump to another one, so you can do nine types of cardio machines and not get bored (three types of bikes, arm machine, back machine, two types of stair climbers, elliptical plus treadmills). They also have about 15 overhead fans, and keep the temperature comfortable, compared with some other gyms in the area. It’s normally set at 71. Most of the cardio machines have individual fans, so you can add that and feel the only sweat you are experiencing is from your workout, not the room! Overhead, there are flat screen televisions, and the cardio equipment also has individual t.v.s.
Need muscles? There is a huge weight room behind the cardio section. You can do everything from free weights to nautilus-type cable machines. The “aerobics” room is the place to go for stretching, doing calisthenics and core work, and has lots of balls, bands, steppers and more weights. That’s where they hold a variety of classes. I don’t participate in those because I would probably feel embarrassed at my lack of coordination, but they are very popular and I see hoards of people rushing out at noon on Saturday. There’s also a nursery, spinning room and a smaller abdominal workout section near the men’s locker room. What type of people go to Gold’s in Destin? Everyone from teenagers to those in their 80’s, in all types of “shapes” and “styles” wearing t-shirts, sweats, muscle shirts, baseball caps and pony tails. If you are thinking of joining, I would tell you not to be afraid. Everyone is there to get better and the mental happiness that comes from working out at all is worth it many times over.
Gold’s Gym, telephone 850-837-7071, is open early, at 4:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. Saturday and 8:00 a.m. Sunday. They open until 11:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday until 5:00 p.m. Most holidays they are open, too, with shorter hours. Check out the shots I snuck yesterday afternoon… with permission, of course!
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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, Rulnick Realty, Inc.
Call 850-650-7883 ext 204
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Wendy Rulnick, Broker, has been featured in “Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine” and “Florida Realtor Magazine”. Wendy Rulnick sells real estate in Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach, Seagrove Beach, Watercolor, Sandestin, Seaside, Crestview, Rosemary Beach, Mary Esther, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bluewater Bay, Navarre, Panama City Beach.