Friday, February 04, 2011
I suppose the number one thing I do is exercise. However I also talk to the desk staff on a regular basis, you know just to be friendly. Another thing I talk to a lot of people I really don't know. Random ladies in Zumba. The older men who walk on the track and are amused when I am more or less dancing while I walk. I help random people with weight machines from time to time and I get irritated at the "super jocks" who think the Y is the personal domain, never rack their weights and take over whole sections of equipment.
I also observe people. I notice people who are there regularly working diligently. I notice some of the heavier folk that are really doing well losing weight. I see a lot of older folk who wear jeans, sweatshirts, sometimes even dress pants to exercise in. I also notice the younger or sometimes just more fashion conscious set who are dressed in the trendiest gym attire with the choicest brand names.
I think what I like about the YMCA is that it is a wide mix. I think anyone could find a pier there. I also don't think people stand around judging one another. I make a lot of observations but I mostly think good for ______ for being there. Well except for the "super jocks" them I might cast dispersions upon.