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The Gym: The Final Frontier

Monday, September 29, 2008

I just joined a gym last week and purchased a package of personal training sessions. This isn't my first time joining a gym or having personal training. It does take a lot of mental energy and internal negotiations to get into workout mode. Basically, I have gym anxiety. It does wear off over time but the beginning is really tough. It breaks down into two issues:

1) I do not want to be injured. I have so many health issues, I need to be careful that I have qualified personal trainers and I also need to speak up if something hurts. I don't want to spend two months in physical therapy like last time.

2) I do not want to be treated like a dumb, lazy fatty. There's enough of that attitude out in the world. I don't need that attitude while I am trying to get healthier.

So far so good with point #1 with my new gym. I did encounter a condescending asshole trainer. Gee, I can tell my trainer to increase my reps or weight lifting? I had no idea, I am just a dumb fatty who sits on a couch and eats cookies all day. Argh! I'm just going to avoid him and ask to never be assigned to him.
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    yes, please do report his attitude and get another trainer. 2/3 of America is overweight and trainers like that aren't part of the solution, they are part of the problem.
    4579 days ago
    :( people are so mean to others!!! My sister is overweight (I've never been more than pleasantly plump) and I've grown up enduring her pain...and I HATE it!!! Once she asked me if it were ok for her to wear tank tops because of her arms, and I swear I almost cried for her. What kind of world do we live in that someone has to freaking ask that?!? It's so sad!!!!!!!!!

    Anyway, good luck to you...I wish you the best!!! And slap all of the idiots for me, k?? :)
    4579 days ago
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