Monday, May 16, 2022

Everything's Happening at the Gym

I used to run and bike when I was in my 20s and 30s. Then when I had a kid, I stopped, for various reasons. No time, but also because we were living in such hot and miserable places. (Though of course I used to exercise in New Orleans in my teens and 20s, and you don't get more miserably hot than that.)

Anyway, I've only been walking now and then for the past 20 year. But now we've joined the gym I am exercising seriously again -- the recumbent bike, the rowing machine, the weight machine. There's also a pool, though we haven't used the pool yet.

Usually we go at five a.m., when the gym opens, and we're almost the only ones there. But today we went at eight, and the place was packed with people, most of them people in their seventies and eighties. Apparently this is the hot spot for elders in the Fort Smith Area.

10/10 for exercising again, highly recommend.



Jenny F. Scientist said...

I personally hate exercising but I like *having* exercised, because I feel at least 50% less murdery.

delagar said...

Yes, I like how I feel *after* I exercise more than I enjoy the actual exercise. It's less unpleasant exercising in the gym, though. The weight machines are fun, and the entire place is air conditioned.