From big to boutique | August 9, 2013 | Palo Alto Weekly | Palo Alto Online |

Palo Alto Weekly

News - August 9, 2013

From big to boutique

Palo Alto gyms ditch the big-box mindset for community and personalization

by Karishma Mehrotra

Outside of a naturally lit, renovated church with original hardwood floors and stained-glass windows on Ramona Street, people gathered on the steps.

This story contains 1341 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Editorial Intern Karishma Mehrotra can be emailed at kmehrotra@paweekly.com.

Comments

Posted by Vitamine D, a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 12, 2013 at 4:40 pm

I got plenty big after years in the gym, but I didn't get truly fit until I left the gym and started working out outside. Now I find I don't even have the need for them on rainy days anymore either since rain gear has gotten so much better. Everyone's story is unique though. Definitely in the rehabilitation arena, they can provide a sheltered, very safe/controlled environment.

We pay high property costs for good schools so you betcha we use them. We pay high property costs for our amazing year round weather too, but I'm surprised so many take it for granted and so few take advantage of it regularly.
Too each his own.


Posted by Former Butterfly Life, a resident of Midtown
on Aug 12, 2013 at 5:54 pm

We had a wonderful ladies gym in Midtown called Butterfly Life. The rent was put up and it was forced to close. It is a shame, because there is nothing like it and Curves is very different.


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

 

Hangin' with the best

The results are in. See who Palo Alto Weekly readers have selected what they feel are the top spots and service providers in the Palo Alto area across 83 categories.

See the Winners