It's that time of year when everyone starts anew! New goals, new commitments, new beginnings. It's also the most popular time for people to join or rejoin a gym.
I have made some fitness goals and luckily for me, I got my membership about a month ago and can go at odd times of day, as to avoid the inevitable ensuing crowds!
I was running on the treadmill on New Years Eve day. I decided to visit a club in the chain I belong to that's closer to my neighbourhood. I've been trying to run outside more but because of the rain, I chose indoors.
What I saw made me laugh out loud!
Not only were there TVs on every wall, like most gyms, but most of the cardio equipment had a TV console right on the front of it!
This isn't my gym and it's not exactly the same but close as I could find!
So there's a couple of regular channels you can surf through, like TSN, The Food Network, and Much More Music.
Am I crazy or is anyone else alarmed by how close that screen is to your eyes?!
It is seriously hard to run, or it was for me, with a screen that close to your face! Again, my eyesight is dwindling with age, but I don't suffer from vertigo nor is my peripheral vision deteriorating!
That screen is too damn close!!!
I looked around to see if anyone else noticed me laugh out loud.
Of course no one did because everyone, and I mean every single soul, at least there when I was, had a pair of ear buds in their ears!
We are drones! DRONES I tell you!
There isn't even a choice of running on a treadmill without the screen!
Don't get me wrong, I used to belong to another "chain" of clubs and they had a screen facing the spin bikes and you could actually do a class with a real instructor... but I don't remember being able to see the size of his pores, which I could most certainly see on Pink as I watched the MMM Countdown!
I know. I'm starting to sound like a curmudgeon... but I don't CARE! Someone has to notice these things besides me!!!
Can't wait till tomorrow when it's back outside :-)