Sunday, January 18, 2009

Something About A Gym

My gym opened. After much Polish red tape hurrah and delay, it finally opened.

The best thing about it? It’s on my way home from my kids’ school. In order to get home every day, I have to pass it.

So I don’t.

The cardio room rocks. There’s treadmills and ellipticals and cross country skiers and rowing machines and lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

And the best part about it. I don’t have to fight anyone for equipment, because there’s no one there.

Because the majority of people who buy gym memberships don’t use them.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the lazy people who think that merely owning a membership will make you fit.

And the first day I wandered around and got “lost”. I found the pool, which is awesome, and the locker rooms. (Men stop reading – this will ruin your fantasy) The showers that actually have locks on stalls as opposed to a giant tiled room with spigots where everyone stands together, in the words of a friend, “as God made you.” (Male readers can resume reading). A beauty salon, a spinning room, and child care center. But without the annoying “bar” that all the other gyms in Warsaw seem to have.

And then I walked into the weight room. And it sparkled and shined and there were rainbows and fairies and flowers and Obama flew in on his unicorn.

And I knew I was home.


  1. gold star for you and your motivation - i am one of the lazy people who get a membership and don't go after the first three times. which explains why i am becoming egg-shaped.

    have fun with the gym, i will enjoy reading about your adventures from my sofa with my cupcakes :-)

  2. You're an inspiration. And LOL about Obama flying in on his unicorn.

  3. Lucky you...I can smell that pool....

  4. Wow!! Sounds like a fabulous gym! I used to hate January at the gym, because it was filled with (what I termed) the New Year's Resolutionaries. They did show up, at least, but they seemed to think that sitting on a piece of exercise equipment and gossiping with friends would actually make them fit. The nice thing was, they were usually gone by Valentine's Day at the latest. *meow* Yay for your new gym!!

  5. "Obama flew in on his unicorn" - I can't even tell you how much I laughed at this.

  6. Loretta Ann HrncirJan 19, 2009, 7:35:00 PM

    Always enjoy learning about your adventures.

    Dad and I are off today-- Yearly Dr. Appointments.

    Beautiful day in Houston
    Loretta & Robt. Hrncir

  7. this is like when everything went from black and white to color in the wizard of oz. do you have a glinda?

  8. I actually use my membership quite a bit. I'm one of those people that are a huge disappointment to mgmt. who count on most of their members signing up and never returning so as to make more room for those annoying people who show up all the time.

  9. I want a gym where Obama flies around on his unicorn. Sweet.

  10. I think I need to hug both you and your new gym now. I want to leave my YMCA and hit the new Warsaw hot spot. I do love me an empty gym.

  11. Ambra gets PolishedJan 24, 2009, 8:31:00 AM

    Did you say a childcare centre? Seriously? Like one I could leave my daughter at while I compete with you for the equipment? Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my-- indeed! This is the new Gold's gym by the Palace, right? You're going to regret this post! :-)


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