As often my intentions and reality collide and so far only one “Things….” post has been completed. I have several more posts to do but other critical things (work takes up a lot of time:) keep getting in the way. So, here is one I have wanted to write for a while. I am using North Raleigh Fitness as my example because that is where Cindy and I go - and would highly recommend it if you live here, but the primary point is go. You need to figure out what you need to be healthier. (I wrote about this once before in June 21 in the Journey’s section.) I just completed a year at NRF and Cindy about six months and simply wish to tell you that it is well worth it. I am stronger, have better posture, improved balance and all that was evident in our last hike at Pemetic Mountain in Maine. In my case, I wanted three things: 1. A personal trainer - avoidance of pain and mistakes was critical to me and I had never been in a gym so I needed guidance. 2. A place that was safe for us both and accepting of a novice. 3. A trainer who understood my goals and my limitations and worked with me. I got all that and much more with Myra and North Raleigh Fitness. The gym is clean, well-equipped and well run and the focus is on core exercises, strength and balance training. A good trainer develops a program for you and moves you along at a pace that is both challenging and rewarding. Myra even came to our trailer and developed core exercises we could do in a 90 square foot living space while we are traveling. If you wonder if it is too late to start, my own experience says “Not at all.” Even if the last time you were in a gym was 10th grade and 50 years flowed along, GO.