Wading through the crowd at the gym.

Monday, January 31, 2011

5 am comes around awful darn early here in Central Virginia and I am trying to figure out if gym manners will let me take a cup of coffee in along with my water bottle. I was getting used to going after work, but the New Year's Resolution crowd sort of took over the place and it is virtually impossible to find a machine to use. I am partial to the recumbent bike as, I have found, are dozens of others now. My solution was to go early in the morning, put in 30-45 minutes of cardio on the bike and, if I felt like it, going back after work, when I didn't feel so frustrated trying to find an open piece of cardio equipment. Today was typical of the "double dipping day" 40 minutes on the recumbent this morning with weights this evening (although I did sneak in about 37 minutes on a dreadmill...oops, I mean treadmill. Oh well, I don't want to sound like a party pooper, but maybe, just maybe, the resolutionaries will start to drop off a little bit, then I can go back to only having 100 people at the gym, instead of 200. Yeah, yeah, I know, I should be happy that all of these people have taken to working is like 200 sparkers all together at the same's just that.....
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    I guess I am lucky, in a way. The gym is a long way from my house so I decided to buy my own recumbent bicycle and treadmill. I don't have to fight for a turn on them but they do take up a lot of space in the house. I hope that you can start getting back in there when you want soon.
    2605 days ago
    Oh, I so remember the gym frustration, and always my favorite equipment was in use, and it seemed that whomever was on it, was not getting off!! Sadly, here in Chehalis Washington, they don't give a time limit either, and quite frankly if they did, I am sure that it would not always apply to most, and wouldn't want to fight some big ole juice head for a spot (just kidding)!!
    I really wish I had an answer (not that you asked for one), but I tried the gym and always came up with the same every time I went day or night, it was always full and hard to find a spot.
    I am not the poster child for the bowflex, but I just happen to come across one, and use that at home, plus us DVDs for workout, not sure if that would work for you, but just a thought!!
    2606 days ago
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