Gym, fitness center, place of torture … whatever you want to call it, I have a few questions about it.
I’ve actually pondered each of these thoughts before, but since all three of these things happened this very morning at my gym, I thought I’d ask.
So wise people of the internet, please help me understand the following:
1. When there is a row of 10 (of the same pieces) of cardio equipment, and I am the only person on one of the machines, why do you come over and get on the machine RIGHT NEXT TO ME? Seriously, a one machine buffer is not only adequate, but it’s polite. If the machines are crowded, totally understandable. When the gym is a ghost town, give a person a little breathing room. Please and thank you, btw.
2. Food at the gym. Actually, let’s rephrase, horribly unhealthy food at the gym. Either for sale, or given out FREE as encouragement or reward. Not an apple, not a banana, not a kale smoothie, not a bottle of water. I just don’t get this one. It just screams “hey, awesome job on that kickass workout, now let us ruin that workout and sabotage any goals you may have.” I just don’t get this one … what am I missing?
3. Where is her wallet? On the way into my gym this morning, I walked in with two other ladies. They each were carrying their keys, phone, and a bottle of water. That’s it. After checking in, they went straight to the cardio equipment and got to work. My gym is not located in an area where people walk to it. Driving is pretty much essential and I walked in with these ladies from the PARKING LOT. Soooooo, I’m just curious, do people not care about carrying their license with them, or do they leave it in the car? Truthfully, I cringe at the thought of people leaving things of any value in their cars. Mainly because I helped two ladies (parked in the spot directly next to mine) after their purses were stolen from the TRUNK of their car. Apparently, someone watched them get out of the car, and place their purses in the trunk. After the ladies left the parking lot, the “bad guy” came and smashed the driver’s side window, popped the trunk open and made off with their purses. (In broad daylight. In a very busy parking lot. At a very safe park.) Since that day, I have NEVER left ANYTHING of value in my car. I also don’t leave my wallet and keys in an locker without a lock inside the gym, and I can’t tell you how many of those I’ve stumbled upon at the gym. I don’t consider myself a person without trust, but really???
Alright, that’s all I’ve got for now, but I think that’s enough. Please help me understand these things. And please tell me what things about the gym perplex you … I know I can’t be alone in wondering!