New Kid's View

Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.

Blast! of Our Past

Blast! Fitness, Ballys Fitness, YMCA

We sure gave it a go, but as Blast! Fitness cut or started charging extra for certain service, we finally gave up and Blast! is now in our past.

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Have a Blast! While It Lasts

Blast! Fitness, Cudahy, Bally Total Fitness, gym, close

Death by a thousand cuts seems to be the business plan of Blast! Fitness in Cudahy. In the two years since Blast! took over Bally Total Fitness on Layton Avenue (previously a Vic Tanny's gym), Blast! bean counters have shut down the steam room, closed the tanning facility, let broken weight machines languish, cut hot water so that showers sometimes are barely luke warm, and now they have closed the pool area. No swimming pool. No whirlpool.

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