To Gym or not to Gym

I want to join a gym. My cross training needs to be more intense and I am getting so bored doing exercise videos. At this point with running, about six months in, I run three days per week. I do one long run on the weekend and two 30 minute easy runs during the week. The cross training, especially until I can run for longer distances as I progress, is important for fat burning and overall fitness improvement. There should be an easy solution but here is the problem, which gym do I join?
I work 36 miles from home in South Orlando. This area has tons of gyms. A Golds, Planet Fitness, and many assorted personal training/studio classes type places. Near my house, which is in Polk County and is rather rural, there is an Anytime Fitness that is pretty small and does not offer any classes and a LifeStyle Fitness which is 30 minutes in the opposite direction of work.  Would it be better to join a gym near work, to go before or after work or the tiny one near my house? Can you get by with cross training without a gym? Maybe buy a bike?
Are there DVD’s that you particularly like to help beat boredom? Right now I do a lot of Leslie Sansone and and 30 Day Shred for strength training.
One of my favorite blogs, fANNEtastic Food is having a contest where the winner will receive a $50 shopping spree. If you have never been to this site, Anne is very likable and motivating with great pictures and wonderful recipes. Please check here to get the contest details.

Tail the cat being lazy and cute.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

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