Gym Mania

Sunday, May 13, 2007

I've never been a fitness freak, but there comes a time when you'd like to try something different. And so I joined my school gym.

Over the past few weeks I had been playing squash on a regular basis, and fairly recently decided that I would like to have a look at the gym itself and maybe even try out some of those "really cool" machines.

And so, over the next few days, as I try to figure out how to work the treadmills, elliptical and rowing machines, I notice something a bit odd. About the guys in particular. They're all extremely competitive...even if they don't know each other.

For example, I can pass by in the morning and have my usual little dollop with the treadmill, and I'll see this guy pumping weights that look bigger than him. I can pass by that same afternoon to have a drink and watch something on their huge TV, and the same little fellow will be there, still pumping weights, still (trying) to maintain a calm, hey-this-doesn't-hurt-a-bit posture.

I don't even know anymore if they just do it for the chicks. I mean, it could (and has probably) reached the point where if a woman asked the guy out, he'd say "Sorry, lady, no can do....I have commitments, you know.....weights....WEIGHTS....WHERE ARE MY F***-ing WEIGHTS!!!"
I can be there on the eliptical machine looking around at intervals and I'll see these same guys casting envious glances at their fellow "competitors", trying to outclass them in every possible way..... grabbing weights while the other is reaching for the same ones, and (yes, I have actually seen this happen), argue who can drink the most water during intervals.
Guys, just three words.....GET OVER IT. :-)

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  1. HAHAHAHA!!!! Seriously? Thank goodness I never dropped by that gym then. o.o I would've laughed so hard!

  2. geez.. they sure are immatured. lol

  3. nice pages created by cutie, two thumbs up.. ;P ahaha


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