Monday, May 18, 2009

Gym Session

I decided a while ago to use the company's many benefits and got myself and two of my friends registered at a gym. Now before you go thinking I am some health freak, I would like to make it known that I hate exercising and dieting. All the craze about losing weight or gaining it grinds on me. However I am forced to get my heart pumping at a faster rate than usual once in a while for medic reasons.

Anyhu the gym is fab top of the range stuff but what got me is that there are male and female areas divided by some reflecting mirrors as if you would like to look at yourself when you all hot and sweaty. My good old friend changes into her gear carries her water bottle and a mag and sits close to me reading and chatting while I work the treadmill.She is there for moral support she says. Other day my other friend who is a guy picked my towel by mistake so I went to retrieve it( its allowed to venture on both sides). When I turned round to head back, I could see the whole of the girls section. Turns out that the guys can see us but we cant see them.

I found this thoroughly amusing and it got funnier when I thought of all the stuff OTHER gals had done thinking it was an all gals space and there was no male audience. The guys begged me not to say anything as the view motivated them to get on with keeping fit. I am torn should I tell or shouldn't I tell n why the heck is it ok for them to watch us n not for us to watch them????????

Well next time I am choosing a treadmill that faces backwards so they can watch my back as I try to decide whether to blow the whistle or not

14 comments:

Shiko-Msa said...

Wewe kula tizi wacha kuangalia watu Lol.

I feel that concept.This being a town with strong Muslim influence, in my gym there are some hours around mid day that are dedicated just for ladies. Guys know that a whole section of the gym is not to be visited between 12 and 2. After that those who are comfortable working out with the guys are free to be left behind. Many of the muslim ladies leave though.

All the same I prefer sports for fitness. Gym can be a monotony.

extravagantgrace said...

ha ha ha ha ha Shiko, its so strange now knowing that someone is watching me na mimi simuoni aiii. I am going to go back to sport this gym bizz is too much.

Our Kid said...

Frankly you should be flattered that the men get to check you out as you work it.

It is a natural thing. Sp pliz dont tell! You will ruin it for all those men.. and I wonder if you will live with the idea that you led to the collapse of the gym. Reminds me of that 'Bee Movie.' You tell the gals, they freak out, the gym changes the mirror, the boys bolt, the gym collapses, you have no gym ... see?

extravagantgrace said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha our kid your reasoning has tickled me. I wont tell ofcourse but I aint going back either

KK said...

Ha ha ha... U should petition to have a similar view or for the mirror to be torn. I've never been in a segregated gym.

extravagantgrace said...

KK it wouldnt bother me so much but half of the guys i work with go there including my boss aiiii, think am going back to football

joyunspeakable said...

EG...hahahahaha....just can imagine....I have told you time and again that you are too beautiful and guys...well...they just have nothing to do except drool at you gal..I myself would have done the same just for you alone...
Anyway just live with it...you are beautiful dont be apologetic. get on with the gym

extravagantgrace said...

Joyunspeakable thank you very kindly, that will sink in some say he he he he he

ruthleen said...

When they look,that might mean you have something they dont have,work it out,dont let it work you,

savvy said...

I think you should not tell....

Your friend is seated there for moral support? Honestly, she should put the book down and join you..now that is moral support.

Oyin said...

You can watch whatever you want....this was really funny

Maua said...

Next time dress up for the gym, make them ncomfortable and they demand for the transparency to be blocked permanently.

Be silent said...

I am with Maua on this...

extravagantgrace said...

I quit the damn thing n went running instead until British weather decided to pull a fast one on me and started raining so am looking for the next active activity.....maybe football although am rubbish at it atleast I will get going running after a ball which I wont manage to get to let alone kick but wot the heck !!!!