Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cranky's Getting Fit....


I also joined a gym yesterday. Or rather I’m trying it out for a month. It’s a women’s only gym, which I picked because it is walking distance from my home. When I told people about the women’s only part, the most common response has been, ‘Are you crazy, you should go to a gym with guys. How are you going to meet anyone this way??’

My mother wants me to go to a gym so that “You’ll find a nice, handsome, strong boy” Her words. My male friend at work claims that the sexual energy makes you work out harder. Another friend describes co-ed gyms like lava life on steroids, a hook up place for physically fit, like minded people with unbelievable flexibility prone to trying various karmatic positions.

I don’t want to meet a dude in a gym. I just wanna get ‘fit.’

Besides I am turned off by the fellas who pump too much iron. They walk like the incredible hulk, shoulders slouched forward, heavily, side to side. Also gyms are intimidating enough, all those people energetically running on tread mills with their taut bodies. I know for a fact that having a hot fella to look at would only cause me to do something silly, like pump the treadmill faster, which would somehow result in me falling off. (One of my irrational fears is falling off treadmills, I thus hold on to the two bars for dear life.)

Who needs to meet a fella in a gym? I meet fellas all over the place, and when I’ve worked off the little extra belly dance flab I’ve accumulated, well its going to be like a cheesy 80’s song…raining men!

Agree??

I’m off to Cardio Salsa!!

13 comments:

Jdid said...

and who knows you could meet a nice girl at the women's only gym :-)

Crankyputz said...

Um No, the motto has always been, many men.....:)

wouldbe said...

and a fine motto it is for you too! Three cheers for Cranky. Living up to her motto!

GC said...

um, sometimes men are smelly and they get on the tread mill right next to you. One time one walked into the women's changing room--twice on the same day. I spotted him both times. Luckily I wasn't in any state of undress.
Men are great but not always at the gym.

Abeni said...

Am a gym hater..but more power to you

Mad Bull said...

Can I come to the women's only gym with you? ;)

Crankyputz said...

Would Be: I knew you would understand.

MadBull: You Want to come with "eye and eye?"

Abeni..not a gym fan either, but like the classes.

Grant Miller said...

Now that raining men song is going to be in my head. Oh wait. I'm sorry, it's not in my head, it's in my earphones.

Marika said...

Come on...you could have a nice boyfriend who is obsessed with nothing else but keeping fit, who will look at you with open disdain when you choose to sleep in on a Sunday instead of going to the gym, who will criticise everything you eat, and who will eventually leave you for a girl who looks more like a man than he does?

Ahem...sorry, got a little carried away there. I'm not saying that all guys at gyms are like that, but one I know is.

Bush Babee said...

I'm inclined to agree with you as far as meeting people at the gym. You're there for a purpose.

And it would be my luck, I'd meet a woman who beat me up. Not good.

Peace.

SimplEnigma said...

I also don't go to the gym to meet guys, and yes, it is a major turnoff with the muscleheads. But under no cicumstances would I be caught in a women's only gym. A butch lesbian offering to spot me was one time too many.

Besides, I spent 5 years of my life in an all-girls school, and I'm in a sorority. That takes care of my all-female activity; now I'm all about variety. Not meeting men, just meeting people.

GC said...

uh oh,
what happened at the salsa class? You've been AWOL since then!

Crankyputz said...

SE: I went to all girls school too....and I like this all girls gym and no one's butch....

GC: Salsa class went well, but have been going for Cardio etc, and bwoy am I in pain!