I have long suspected there my gym only has 20 members, and that 15 of them do not have jobs. Because the same people are there no matter when I go. They are like seat fillers at the Oscars, or fake staff certain Mill managers might have scheduled at the dollhouse factory. And they were certainly all there today, as were.... the Resolutionists.
But props to the new guy who did atomic pushups balanced on 3 free weights -- vertically placed free weights. I couldn't even find a picture of this move, and you know I can find a picture of anything. There, just now I entered "skunk gnome" for no reason.
Anyway, I can't find exactly the picture, but it is something like the position above. Each hand on a free weight standing on its end, both feet balanced on one weight in the same position. Doing. Push. Ups. He can stay. Because he can do any damn thing he pleases.
I rode 7 miles on the Expresso bike, only one of which is working. Not that I could have ridden both -- what I mean is that I am about a 5 minute mile, and when the gym is crowded you are asked to "limit to 30 minues [sic]." I hate to keep people waiting. But I hate not to finish. Not bad for not having been there for a couple of weeks.
While we're on the topic, do stop by the Expresso site and read their copy. I enjoy this gem:
The Expresso approach is fundamentally different from taking your mind off of boring exercise. It engages your mind into your workout so that you'll get the best workout during the time you allocated for fitness in your busy life.Helps me understand why the machine rarely works properly. Today you could shift gears DOWN, but not UP , and it put me on the Leader Board for my route. So you know that can't be right...
Sat in the sauna, which I enjoy in the winter, and listened to 2 members take matters into their own hands by moving a clock off the side wall to the locker room where there used to be one but isn't anymore. Ordinarily, I approve of this sort of rogue behavior, but I happen to know it was moved outside the sauna because a different member asked for there to be one in view from inside the sauna, where really one shouldn't stay for very long. And I am sad to say I know that because I enjoy reading those "Ask the Manager" comment cards posted outside the locker room.
Here are some more characters to add to our little play:
Kidspace: The staffer who primarily staffs the child watch area, but also works the front desk, where she can be seen talking to...
Sofia: She is not new; I just haven't mentioned her before. She is one of the group who is always there, but more specifically always in the locker room. She is about 60, leathery, Mediterranean. Chesty. Hence....
Eldin: Actually a woman, but a woman painter who wears spattered overalls. She tends to open with the weather and end with some vampyric sad sack story.
Mighty Mite: A little guy, with a badger-face, and a 30" inseam. But he's got some power. If we had 3 of him, Atomic Push-ups wouldn't need to tie up the free weights.
Ok, so that really was mean.