06 April 2010

You know you're in the wrong gym when ...

  • You're surrounded by mirrors. On every surface (except the floor).
  • The bar in the squat rack is attached to the rack, moves only vertically, and has an un-optional weighted pulley system.
  • The plates are scattered throughout the entire gym.
  • The plates are in the leg press machine.
  • There is a leg press machine.
  • There are machines.
  • The 2.5-kg plates are behind the 20-kg plates, which are mixed in with the 10-kg plates.
  • Two words: metric system.
  • The bench press rack is so low that it takes 75% of a full press just to get the bar out of the rack.
  • The heaviest dumbbells are 10 kgs.
  • The ceiling is too low for anyone taller than 5'6" to jump rope (double dutch would never work).
  • It has one of these absurdly useless vibrating belt "exercise" machines that my grandma probably used in 1933 (which happens to occupied EVERY TIME I GO IN).





6 comments:

Megan said...

Oh darlin. What are you gonna do?

Megan said...

When you walk by the vibrating machine, do you sing Shimmy Like My Sister Kate?

alex said...

Haha! I usually I sing "I wish I was a little bit taller." The new gym, #3, that I tried out tonight, actually has good enough free weights and a high ceiling. And the owners are really nice. But you know that nowhere will EVER be our Perfect Gym. Ever.

Megan said...

Are the Crossfit people too far? I think they're going to be the closest to our perfect gym.

alex said...

25 minutes on the subway! I'm scared they're gonna try to unteach Al's teachings. Being brave and going on Saturday...if I can get my butt out of bed in time.

Mike Brana said...

hmm.... I should have read this before I wrote you the most recent love letter. oh well. :)