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Gym Frustration

Sunday, July 04, 2010

I workout in my apt complex's gym. It's a great little gym that is loaded with equipment, an huge screen tv, soundsystem, bathrooms, water etc.. and 99% of the time it's totally empty when I use it.

You need your personal magnetic swipe card to enter the gate to the gym, and also to get into the gym itself. It's easy to remember when heading over to grab your water, ipod and swiper card.

TWO days in a row, in the middle of my cardio workout when I'm totally in the 'zone', I've had residents show up without their swiper card and start knocking to get me to let them in.

I'm simply not going to be an asshole and NOT let them in......unfortunately, the
results are stopping my routine, letting them in...meanwhile, all the info on the machine has been cleared...my milage, rpm's, time, calories, etc... I'm toally knocked out of my 'zone' and I've found it absolutely impossible to get back into it again. I've tried, became incredibly frustrated and spent the following 10 minutes as a 'cool down' while trying to remember my time/mileage. I try not to
focus on the time/mileage during the workout and only peek on occasion....so when It's been 5 mins since I peeked when this stoppage has occured, trying to figure out where I was is difficult. Luckily, I've been doing it long enough, I know how many minutes per mile I average so I can usually figure it out, but GEEZ people!!! REMEMBER YOUR SWIPE CARD!!!!!

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  • MMACD3
    I can see how that would be extremely frustrating!! emoticon
    3494 days ago
  • NANN66
    I am sure that if you said something to the complex manager maybe they will post a sign?? But good for you for trying to keep track of your mileage,etc. I started carrying a small notebook to the gym to keep track of what I do. I want to use that as a motivator for losing weight and strength training. Have a great 4th!!
    3495 days ago
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