Yesterday, Chelle over at Recipe For Fitness posted Shades of Marley
about her crazy experience at the gym.
Go, read it!
Well, good lawd, if something similar didn't happen to me this morning!
It's my shoulder day. My whole routine was going to be done with dumbbells so I headed on to the free weight area, picked out an incline bench, adjusted it, laid my towel across the top, put my workout log down and my water bottle right under the seat, and went to throw my jacket and bag in a cubby on the side of the rack. Now, it should be noted, there were benches on either side of me empty along with about eight others completely empty down the line. I go to pick out my first set of dumbbells and this young girl walks up and puts her water bottle and towel down under the same bench right on top of my stuff.
I sit down anyway and begin doing my Arnold Presses.
She comes and stands directly next to me. I mean brushing me?
I stopped and kind of look at her puzzled.
She skooches over a bit. After my first set, she finally goes on the bench next to me.
But this isn't the end, oh no.
I have an older lady who ALWAYS comes directly next to me in the free weight area.
She eyes me up, then proceeds to pick up weights that are always 5 to 10 pounds heavier than what I'm using and thrusts herself about with them.
I really think she's going to throw something out, but whenever she's with a personal trainer they don't correct her so who am I to do so?
(especially because she likes to stare and give the stink eye every. single. day.)
Anyway, here she comes this morning and goes on the bench on the other side of me.
Here I am sandwiched while the rest of the free weight section is basically empty.
Now, here's where it gets even weirder.
I'm going through my circuits, and the both of them are just sitting on the benches facing me and staring at me, blatantly.
What the heck?
All I can do is do the weirdo nervous grin, 'sup' head nod, and continue to go through my routine.
They eventually each did about three exercises and moved on.
All I thought about was Chelle's post afterward and wondered if they are putting something in the air vents at the gyms lately to make people creepy.