Thanks to my friend U., I am trying out a new gym. Since I am no longer an employee of a gym, I no longer have a complimentary membership. Before I left my employment, I asked if there was any special for ex-employees who were loyal for 15 years. The answer was a resounding NO.
So, partly out of spite and partly out of curiosity, I decided to try out a couple of new gyms for the next few weeks. Currently, I am at a place where I supposedly won't be judged. So, since they supposedly won't, I will. For, if there is one thing I am good at, it's wearing a robe and wielding a gavel. Truth is, it meets it's requirements. Is it what I look for? Not really. It's a bit too dark. But the basic stuff is there. The towels are fluffy. The people are okay. There's enough eye candy as long as you stay away from the Upper West Side.
Here's the thing: I am sure this happens in other places but... if you hire a trainer, shouldn't they be paying attention to your workout rather than fiddling with their phones? Out of six trainers I spotted on the floor, five of them were on their communication devices while their clients were working out. The one that was not did end up checking his texts when the client went to get a drink of water. Seriously, if I were the client, I would so drop the weight and demand my money back. I mean.. really? Am I missing something?
Is this a phenomenon of the current training personnel out there? Am I too old school? Have I become a fuddy duddy? Personally, I don't think so. It's akin to my massage therapist taking a call while in the midst of my massage. It's inappropriate. Right? Later.