…I checked out the gym at work. Woo baby. Really swanky gym, complete with wood paneling, towel service, climbing wall, basketball court, swimming pool, ping pong table, masseuse, steam room, etc. (LOTS of etc.) And it’s only open to people in our office complex–which is 70% empty–which means almost no competition to use the gym. Woo.
It doesn’t have quite as many weight machines as I’d like–unlike 24 Hour Fitness, which has two or three of everything–so I think that if it were at all busy, it would be a pain to use. On the other hand, it isn’t busy and isn’t likely to be anytime soon, so it works great.
But the good news is that they have great personal trainers! I was surprised. Since the gym is so under-used, and since most of the people going to the gym are corporate types who just need basic fitness programs, I was expecting to find a group of rather dispirited, low-level (low-skill) trainer types. But no, they’ve got at least one really good guy on staff, who has experience in all kinds of exercise types and dynamics, and used to design rehab programs. I toured the gym with him on Thursday, and by the end of the tour was quite convinced that he’d be a great trainer. (I think he’s actually the director of the training program, but not sure.)
I’m really excited about this–my knee has been extremely tweaky lately, and I was worried about whether I’d be able to do the AIDS Ride this year. But I think if I can get him to develop a rehab program, spend three months working on the knee, and start a serious cycling program come February, I should be OK. I’ve also gotten in touch with my cycling coach, to see if the two of them can work together.
Hmm. Reading through the last two posts, it occurs to me that I may be trying to do too much at once….I do sound kind of hyper.
Well, I just signed up for Netflix, which means I should soon have an endless supply of stupid action movies. I think my first three are The In-Laws (the 1979 classic version, not the recent remake–I still think it’s one of the funniest movies of all time), The One (Hong Kong action movie with Jet Li), and Bad Boys (aka “Will Smith is damn cute”).
And at some point, I really will slow down and go back to normal. 🙂