6.29.2008

The new economy vs. our new GPS-based world

So, I'm sitting in front of someone's house in suburban Lexington, KY. I don't know the people inside. Never been to this person's house or even this neighborhood before. And just a moment before arriving here, I realized I have absolutely no business being here.

So, why am I here? Because, according to Garmin, this is the site of Totally Trained Fitness, and I need to get a morning workout in.

It is my assumption that this house is someone's home-based business, based somehow in the fitness arena. Garmin simply added the site to it's index based on the business profile it picked up from some directory.

And now, I'm sitting in front of it, blogging on my mobile phone about how annoying this is instead of trying to locate another gym... And THAT is because there is apparently a horribe fitness economy in Lexington, as the past 3 gyms I've driven to are shut down. Not just closed, but dilapidated and run down and for lease.

The GPS maufacturers can pick up tiny home-based fitness businesses the moment they show up, but can't bother to check up on listings for businesses that - from all appearances - have been closed for YEARS.

I can't wait to see how this plays out over the next few years.

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