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Indoor rock climbing gym
Brent Thomas
Age: 30
Hometown: San Francisco

San Francisco is an extremely expensive city to be in, and I am on a pretty tight budget. I have cut back a lot of my personal spending to focus on my company.

With all that said, one thing that I haven't cut out of my budget is my membership to my indoor rock climbing gym, which is $70 a month.

I wouldn't cut it out because it is definitely a stress reliever for me and helps to give me a better work life balance. When I am paying for a membership on a tight budget, I am definitely more motivated to actually use the gym that I am paying good money for.

The weather in the city isn't exactly the most conducive to always being outdoors and I feel like I need exercise to unwind or start my day, not to mention just liking rock climbing in general.

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Last updated October 15 2010: 11:33 AM ET
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