Growing up, I was a relatively athletic kid. I was never the best in any of the sports I played, but I was a pretty average athlete. I probably shined the most in lacrosse, where I was a goalie. I led the league each year in saves... but I also led the league in most let in because we didn't have the greatest team. A bad defense meant that I had many shots on goal! I can still feel some of the welts from getting hit by the ball... Even under my gear, you can see the pain in my eyes in the picture below.

Conor Walsh
Conor Walsh
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Back in high school, I remember having to go train in the weight room for both soccer and lacrosse. Honestly, I didn't know what I was doing back then, and I didn't take it all that seriously. It didn't help that few us knew proper form and had any prior gym experience. All I wanted to do was get out onto the field and play!

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Photo by Emilio Garcia on Unsplash
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I wish I had the chance to go back and make use of the weight room more in high school. These days, I love going to the gym. It is more than just "bulking up." I go mainly for my mental health more than anything. It is a great stress release, and it is an awesome way to stay active. Plus, since joining my gym back in 2021, I've reconnected with people from high school or other aspects of growing up in the area.

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Thanks to Google Reviews left by gym members throughout the Queen City, we got the list of the top 10 gyms in Poughkeepsie, NY going into 2024. I used to work at No. 10 on the list, and I really enjoyed my time there. It was a great atmosphere, and they had a lot of awesome programs for kids in the summer. I currently go to No. 6 on the list, and I can certainly vouch for the place. It is perfect for someone of my skill level, it's always clean, people are respectful, and I can always get in and get out easily enough. Maybe I'll see you there in 2024.

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