Another big motivator is the included child care. They'll take kids for up to 90 minutes for free, as long as one parent stays at the Y. Believe me, it has most definitely crossed my mind to drop D off and then go read by the pool. I do hope to also get a bit of a work-out routine in as well (it'd be nice to build up some muscle) but even if I don't it seems like it'll be easy to get our money's worth from the pool and child care aspects alone. ; )
So D and I went today for the first time, a sort of "fact-finding mission" if you will. I wanted to see how he'd do at the child care room (ok, cried a little but seemed appeased by the vast number of car toys available), get my picture taken for my member card, check out the locker room and shower facilities, etc. I'm aiming to go again on Wednesday and try to actually get a work-out in while D plays. We'll see how it goes.