So last night I went to my new gym for the first time. I forgot my membership card so I had to go introduce myself to the lovely gay man behind the desk. He called me sweetie, which made me feel young again, and gave me directions to studio one. All of a sudden this new gym thing wasn’t very scary.
I went to a Body Attack class, which was lots of running and cardio stuff. I’m not really fit, but I managed to finish the class, although my calves felt like dead weights.
Class was HUGE. And the studio was HUGE. I didn’t feel like a dork at all, because there were just so many other people there. You know they can’t ALL be looking at you.
Afterwards I stuck around to do the 7.15pm Body Balance class. It was really REALLY nice to have the option to stay later and do another class, that one was pretty much the sole reason I decided to quit Configure.
I’ll admit that I felt like a big dork doing Body Balance. It’s all ballet and yoga and pilates like. There were big burly guys there with more grace than me. I’m not really what you’d call graceful when working out, mostly I’m just sweaty.
Looking at the timetable, and the times I’m available, I’m pretty spoilt for choice on the classes I can do. Weekends are going to be an issue though. I have two whole days free, and roughly 8 classes I want to do. If I’m not careful I’ll spend my entire weekend hanging out at the gym.
Right before I left I weighed myself in the changing room, and the scales said that I weigh 3kgs less than what I thought I did. I don’t believe that they’re entirely correct, but I was all ‘oh you sweet, sweet gym. Me and you are going to be good friends.’
Then, when I got home, I ate a hotdog in the bath while watching an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on my laptop. I’m all kinds of classy.
So In short: The gym isn’t too scary.
Also: Does anyone want to come hold my hand for the 6pm boxing class tonight? Aparantly I can take anyone with me for a free workout, and I really don’t want to do it alone. What if I pass out and have no one to put me into recovery position?