I go to a ladies’ gym. It’s women only. There are lots of advantages for older women to go there.
One is that I don’t need to look nice. It’s lost on women older than me with poor vision. They think I’m lovely when I haven’t showered and my hair is well…like my hair.
No one (and I mean NO ONE) fights over equipment. If anything two women will spend ten minutes saying, “You can go before me.” “No, you go first.” The hope is that their half hour will be up before anyone needs to climb on the equipment.
You also get recipes and tips on where to get the best prices.
You get references for doctors, surgeries and supplements. All helpful stuff. Lots of “joint replacement” surgeries. Contact me for a referral.
There are no stud muffins. I like stud muffins as much as anyone but then I’d feel compelled to look nice. Or at least decent. (Refer to paragraph 3.)
The amount of time you spend on a piece of equipment is short. That matches my attention span.
No one wear ear phones. It would collide with their hearing aids. The gym plays upbeat music from the 60s and that works for everyone.
Today I noticed something new. It must have been there before. Maybe I just didn’t notice it (or more likely I don’t remember it).
There is THAT smell in the coat room. You know that smell. Winter clothes seem to pick up and retain smells more than summer clothes. Maybe because there’s more of it.
When you go into a bistro (that’s a fancy word for neighborhood restaurant-bar) you can come out smelling like French fries and hops. That’s not a bad combination but not something you want to wear all the time.
The coat room at the gym smells just like McDonald’s French fries. I was trying to see whose coat smelled so I didn’t put my coat next to it. Smells have been known to jump from coat to coat much like fleas do.
You have to be careful how you sniff coats. You’ll get a bad reputation (which is different from the bad reputation you had in high school). You wait until there is no one in the coat room. Then you make believe you are stretching.
It’s ok that no one stretches in the coat room. You are an athlete and athletes stretch anywhere. As you stretch your head (nose up) bumps into the coats.
Yep! Works every time. I figured it out and put my coat on the other rack. When I left my coat smelled like Polish kielbasa. You have to watch those older folks. They’ll eat anything smelly!