I joined Power Play in 2004 after several unsuccessful relationships with chain gyms -- the only thing lighter was my bank account. You know the drill -- you join thinking if you are paying a fee, it will get you to the gym, right? Not so much. If you aren't comfortable, you can find all sorts of excuses to justify passing the place on your way home every day. Well, not at Power Play. The staff are genuinely concerned with your health, fitness and even your happiness. You become part of the family and when you aren't there, you are missed -- and you miss being there. And I don't mean that they make you feel guilty if you aren't there sweating every day, either.