Archive for April, 2014

Driving to the Gym

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Is there a sillier first world problem than not being able to find any parking at the gym?

I’m stoked that Ravenswood, my home for the last 7 years, finally has a grocery store and a gym, but let’s take a look at how LA Fitness is situated here:

lafitness-back

This is the back of the building. The parking lot. This is where the entrance is.

lafitness-front

This is the front of the building along Lawrence Avenue. All this prime street-access real estate and yet there is no entrance to LA Fitness. It’s all windows and no doors.

In a city where the streets are notoriously congested, in a neighborhood with a ton of foot-traffic, on a major street that is easily accessible, we’ve built a gym that is easier to drive to than walk to.