Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I thought I'd heard it all.

            So, if you’ve followed my blog for a while you know that I make fun of the gym that I go to. You also know that I really go to two different gyms, depending on which one I’m closer to during the day. The all ladies gym is wonderful and I never make fun of it. The one that I make fun of and brings me hours of entertainment is the co-ed gym. I was there yesterday morning. I’m not usually there in the morning during the week, but since it’s spring break…

            I hear the damndest things there and yesterday was no exception. Let me set the scene for you. I was standing on the scale doing some quick math in my head to see where I was at weight loss wise and I turned to see Janelle walking toward me. She starts to ask me what the scale said but is cut off by an announcement from the loud speaker.

            “Attention all members, please do not trim your nails or shave in the spa area. Also please do not shave or trim your nails in the sauna. It is not sanitary. If you are caught doing these things your membership will be revoked.”

            Janelle and I just stared at each other and she looked like she was going to vomit and I’m sure I looked the same. She was finally able to ask me in disgust who would even think to do that at the gym or in public at all. I had no words for her. I just walked to the treadmill and tried to change the subject and complain about the crappy rain keeping us from walking at the reserve. Then Janelle said, “I think I see a blog post about this in your near future.” I told her that she was absolutely right.

            Let me remind you of the other crazy things I’ve heard while at this gym. Every time I hear something there I think it’s the strangest thing ever, but the keep managing to top themselves.

1.      The time the “trainer” told the member that she could eat whatever she wanted as long as she drank a glass of water when she was done.
2.      The “trainer” that said the only way to lose weight and build muscle is to do cardio, use the machines and only the machines to weight train, and then finish up with more cardio. (I still want to know what I should do since I use free weights and machines. Is there a different method for those of us that prefer free weights?)
3.      The time I heard someone say that they only eat 20 carbs per week. (How is this person not dead?)

Those are just a few of the other crazy things I’ve heard over the past few years in that place. It’s a strange, strange gym, but it brings me hours of entertainment.

            Oh, and thanks for all the encouragement about getting close to this mini goal I have for May 12 to be at 100 pounds lost!


  1. Oh boy! I don't think that 'trainer' should still have a job. Too funny!! And WHO clips their nails and shaves in a SAUNA???

  2. Where is this cool place - I would definitely join!
    And congrats on the losses so far!

  3. I can't believe that they made that announcement a second time today! I want to know who keeps coming in to clip their toe nails and shave at the gym!

  4. Oh. My. Goodness. Classic!! That is too funny and so gross all at the same time.

  5. Def. a co-ed gym if they are trimming their nails. Guys wouldn't think much of that!! lol :)

    You gotta love some of the things trainers come up with. :)


  6. The best part truly is that this morning they made the same announcement! Janelle and I just stared at each other. She decided that she was going to ask who is doing these things.
    Not only do they say no nail trimming, shaving, or cutting of hair in the pool or spa area.
    It is totally ridiculous and hilarious at the same time.

  7. That's HILARIOUS! I smiled when I read this post.

  8. Wait . . . you can't do it in the shower? Or you mean the spa & the pool only . . .

    I saw a man sitting on the edge of a spa once shaving his face with no mirror or cream, etc. Tre Weird.


  9. That's hysterical! If I didn't have so many local people reading my blog, I would totally rip into the "interesting characters" that use our facility. Good Lord! It's like a sweaty comedy show! The guy who farts every time he lifts up a weight both cracks me up and grosses me out! LOL