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Gene
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 12:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just got back from my weekly trip to Meijers at Mound and 12 mile.

A new fitness center is set to open next to Meijers, nice new building. People were lined up for memberships.

What gives? The economy is in the tank, who are these people with discretionary income that can afford a membership?

Why don't we start a list of new or expanding businesses?

There are positive things out there, in spite of the doom and gloom coming out of Washington.

Lets wish this new business well.

All is not lost, keep the faith.
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D_mcc
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 12:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gene...same reason I started going to the gym after I lost my job. Working out and getting back in shape helps ME feel better about myself, not to mention the fact that without having health care, being in shape affords me the ability to be healthier and keep my health costs down.
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Firstandten
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 8:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've been told that after a job lost the most important thing you can do after of course trying to find another job is to keep your health. I'm don't know if its lots of discretionary income or people making a priority of the little income they have for fitness but its good to see anyway.
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J_to_the_jeremy
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 8:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you're looking for new businesses, there's a Domino's opening in a gas station at Woodward and Ferry and some new restaurant moving in next to the Jimmy Johns on Anthony Wayne/Third.
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Raj313
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 9:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gene, when you think about the health benefits of a gym membership that is used, it is one of the most cost affective things you can own. I also spend more time at the gym when don't have to work.
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Bearinabox
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 9:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It would be nice if we could structure our communities in such a way that it actually makes sense to walk and/or bike from place to place. Then we wouldn't need "fitness centers." Ever notice how Europeans drink only whole milk, put butter on everything, have meat with just about every meal, and still don't get anywhere near as fat as we do with our Weight Watchers and our Lite and Lo-Cal and I-Can't-Believe-It-Tastes-Like -Shit?

Sitting in traffic on the way to the fitness center, munching on a McBurger with McFries and gulping down an extra-large Diet McCoke (you know, to cut down on those calories), the irony is completely lost on us. God bless America.
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Bigb23
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Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 9:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The building that used to have the Powerhouse Gym in Oxford,Mi., is now a Goodwill thrift store. Now that's a sign of the times.

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