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By Ashley Goldsmith

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Now I know I’m not alone when I say that I’ve made a New Year’s resolution or two in the past to eat healthy and visit the gym regularly. As the story goes, the resolution lasts about a month or two, just long enough to meet an adorable bartender working out his quads (like I even know what part of my body that is!). We then go on a terribly awkward date and I can’t bear to step foot in the gym for fear of running into him. So really, it has nothing to do with a lack of motivation but rather just wanting to avoid an uncomfortable reunion. Right??

Gravity Fitness and Spa must have sensed the ugly road of elastic waistbands in my near future and decided to create an irresistible membership package, fully equipped with not only use of their multi-level, 15,000 sq. foot gym but also free burgers and haircuts.

Now I know you’re thinking what does one have to do with the other? Why would I want a burger when I’m trying to lose weight? Trust me though, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from diet books, videos, magazines, etc. it’s that you can’t deprive yourself of things you want otherwise you will rebel and eat pint upon pint of Ben & Jerry’s! So essentially, you sign up for the Gravity Fitness Economic Stimulus Plan for a mere $145 a month, and you’re entitled to full use of the gym, 4 burgers per month from burger joint and 1 haircut from New York Shaving Company (and if you’re a female, you can substitute the haircut with 2 glasses of wine from Knave).

So what are you waiting for? Ask the hottie on the elliptical if he’d like to grab a glass of wine with you after his workout…ohhh how those old habits never die…

Visit http://www.parkermeridien/gravity/ to learn more or call (212) 708-7340.

Originally published December 2008

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