October 30, 2012

Gym Update

So, I'm still going to the gym and It's great. Most of the time.  We have a little group that comes in every morning and it's kind of cool.  Our instructor is really great. She's very motivational and is good at her job. For example in Zumba, she knows just how many fast songs we can take before we could use a bit if a slower song. She amazes me. While we can wring out the sweat from our hair and shirts, and we are pretty out of breath, she's cool and hardly sweats and can carry on a conversation with no trouble. I guess that comes with being fit.

One particular day at the gym still makes me laugh and say "What the hell?" at the same time.  There were 2 new women who came in and wanted to join. Picture this. They came in to work out wearing skin tight jeans and tank tops. One with full make up and her sun glasses propped on top of her head/hair and the other had long dangling earrings and held her mobile in her bra/top. Weird, right? How do you expect to be able to move around and work out like that? The instructor said that they should bring stretch pants or sweats next time and that they should remove the phone and sunglasses. So we get started. Just barely doing the beginning of a warm up, step touch, rolling shoulders, you know. These two women were just standing there, giggling! I have no idea what was so funny. After a bit of this, the instructor turned down the music and asked them if they came to try or to laugh. They said they just wanted to watch a bit because it's hard to follow. Whatever, it was nothing. At that point, one of them left and sat on the side and watched the rest of the class and the other one at least tried. As soon as something was a little difficult to do or something she thought looked silly, she'd just stop. I mean seriously? What are you doing here?

Later someone told me that a lot of women sometimes want to be able to say they have a gym membership and casually mention in converstaion that they were "at the gym" or whatever but they don't really want to work. It was utterly ridiculous. They never came back since. It's not that kind of gym.

My gym is not a fancy spa/beauty center type gym but it's clean, it's got all the equipment and a good, experienced instructor. It's also like a 3 minute walk from my place, so it's very convenient. There are other gyms in Hurghada that are fancy and have a sauna, steam room, beauty center etc. I think those ladies might be happier there.



8 comments:

  1. Thats awesome that your going to the gym inshAllah it goes well for you.

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    1. Yea, it's getting addicting.

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  2. mashaAllah, you go girl!!!

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  3. Anonymous3:42 AM

    Haven't seen anyone in jeans ever but I always snicker to myself when I see a lady in full on makeup. Haha!
    The mrs.

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    1. I don't get it, you'll sweat it all off anyway. Once I had some waterproof mascara on from the day before and that sweat right off.

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  4. That's great you're going to the gym! How strange for people to just go there and watch so they can say they went...Oh well, too bad for them they're not getting the real benefits of actually participating.

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    1. Very strange, yea endorphins man!

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