Monday, January 11, 2010

hrmmph!

The gym is currently worse than a LA freeway at rush hour! (And if you don't know what that is like....then be thankful! Very very thankful!) Worse than prying a bottle away from a crying baby. Worse than...you get my point, right?! It is bad! I understand all the 'resolutioners' are trying to get into fitness mode and get fit 'n all. But seriously come on!

I enjoy going to the gym on the weekends. The crowd is a bit thinned out, verses my normal after work crew. The machines are open, the ab room isn't packed. You can run or do cardio for over 30 minutes and no one looks at you for 'hogging'. Well, this weekend everything changed. Everything.

I arrived at my normal Saturday morning, lie in bed, putz around the house then gym-time time.... around 11am. There was not a treadmill, elliptical or bike free. NOT ONE! So I stretched and started with weights. I watched an out-of-shape over-weight gentleman move through 3 different weight free weights (Dude, obviously the last time you were here....circa '93 you were in shape and could lift some thing...anything!) before finally realizing he couldn't curl more that 15 lbs. After one rep, he called it quits with the free weights. Thank gawd, one fatty down! (have I always been this rude?! ;) )

Now, please don't get me wrong, I am proud of these people (well somewhere, deep inside, and hidden far away) that they are trying to improve their health. The first step is always the hardest! Getting there! I should know, I can talk myself out of heading to the gym in like 0.2 seconds....slight, minute headache - HOME! too much laundry - HOME! So I give them credit for going.

But for the rest of us gym-goers, who have been sweating our rears off pre-NYE (year round for that matter) they need a system. Give me a wrist band, come up with a fast pass (like Disneyland! ohh now that is good, the gym is like Disneyland!), anything.  Come up with a system so we can use the equipment, work out like normal and not wait while you take 20 minutes to figure out the appropriate weight at the lat pull down or squat machine. I mean it would help us all!

Ok, I will stop now. But if the gym gods are listening....a fast-pass is the way to go! I will cut in line work-out real quick and be on my merry way!

Has anyone else experienced this frustration at the gym lately?!?! (I can't be the only one!)

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more!!! I loved it back before January 1st when I could go to the gym and not have to wait around for a treadmill...haha

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