Wednesday, September 29, 2004

It's life, Gym, but not as we know it

Sarah and I just went and joined a gym - we've never done anything like this before, it's a little scary. All these cool, like, Gym people everywhere. You know, the sort that don't get intimidated by machines that look vaguely reminiscent of torture devices.

So anyway, we went in to talk to an instructor today and worked out a weights program. She walked us through all the machines (so we don't look like total noobs, only partly) and gave us some advice on what else we could do; she was really helpful and not very intimidating. Only a little bit.

It's like a whole other culture in gyms, it really is. And it's always the people who look like they need it least that you see running on treadmills for hours at a time. Which brings me to another thing, why spend heaps of money to run in one spot in a gym when you could go running outside in the fresh air for nothing? I can see the point of weights machines etc in a gym (you're hardly going to go spend thousands on individual machines for your own house unless you're a crazyeccentric rich person), but treadmills, well, go outside and walk! Still, I guess I'm one of those weird people now. Does this mean I should start saying things like "carbos" and "reps"?

Gym people scare me ;-)



Blogger Saemon said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (insert noise of footsteps, moving rather quickly into the distance, followed by the sound of a slamming door, and then by the noise or a car engine starting, and the sound scretching tyres)

6:57 pm  
Blogger snwbrdr-xyz said...

Somebody actually had an encounter with the species known as Gym People!! Don't they like to refer to themselves as "cool" people, where in this case we define "cool" as conceited ? They always do walk around like they know something we don't :-)

snwbrdr-xyz (from the-boiler-room)

7:54 pm  

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