The Gym

The gym opened today at 5pm. Strange time to open, but somewhat fortuitous as, due to my strange attitude towards things, it meant that I would be able to attend the gym within the first hour of it opening. And therefore an increased chance of me getting to use all the machines before being tainted by Stokies.

Obviously, I was aware it was going to be busy, and on this basis I wasn’t surprised when it was. It was about 90% of capacity, with another couple of dozen people constantly being led around by personal trainers / salesmen, showing off the gym and all the shiny happy people getting fit.

I managed to get on the treadmill for a few kilometres – I wasn’t paying too much attention to the readout, but the default setting on the treadmill is for a 20 minute session, and that’s what I did. I think I crammed in about 3km. Not bad. The majority of today’s session was wandering around the gym and tinkering with all the kit, and basically getting a feel for the place. During the induction, it was a strictly “look but don’t touch” situation, but now I managed to have a play with the TRX straps and the vibration pads. They look like a lot of fun, but right now I have next to no clue as to how to effectively use them. Hopefully that will change over time.

I think we spent about an hour at the gym tonight, including showers etc, so we didn’t set the world on the fire, but nor did we plan to. Hopefully, once my birthday trip is out of the way, we’ll get into a decent stride. Watch this space.

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