Friday, September 7, 2007

Fancy Gym

I know I've talked about it a little bit, but I've joined a 'fancy gym'. One with 2 pools, tennis courts, and 3 workout studios. I've only belonged to a fancy gym once before - and I can tell you the big difference is in the spin classes, the locker rooms, and the clientele. I'm a fan of spin classes - I like the loud pounding music and getting to do group exercise on a bike. In the cheap gyms - the spin rooms are usually tiny tiny and the bikes are rickety. At my new fancy gym?! Huge room with 30 brand new bikes. And the locker rooms in the cheap gyms are very basic... usually clean, but basic. In my new gym - they supply shower soap and hair products, and even have hairdryers. It's pretty sweet.

But my favorite part is the crazy rich people at my new gym. At 'normal' gyms, you do get a mix of people, but in general, they are middle class - wearing normal workout clothes, just there to do their thing. At my new 'fancy' gym? At the last few classes I have taken - there have been some pretty funny 'crazy rich lady sightings'. I totally wish I had my cell phone camera with me to get you gals pictures! (Although don't know how I would pull that off - try to take pictures with out them noticing?) Anyway - Saturday morning I went to spin class at 8 AM - and it was cold out. Two women came into class wearing, I shit you not, cashmere cardigans. They wore them throughout class... sweating in them like you and I would sweat in a sweatshirt. And this morning? A woman came in (for the 5:45 AM class, when it was still dark outside, into a dark workout room) wearing her super fancy sunglasses. She didn't remove them for the whole class.

I'm totally loving my new high class workouts...and my high class entertainment.

7 comments:

Baby Step said...

That gym sounds like fun! The people watching would be worth it alone. I have to work out on the college campus where I work -- the people watching isn't that great...mostly college kids. And I have to work out next to skinny 18 year olds, which kinda sucks.

mary ellen said...

Ooh the fancy gym sounds nice.

Chili said...

Sounds nice and fun at the same time!

chicklet said...

Oh my god I'd want to slap them! There's this chick at my gym who wears more makeup to the gym than I've ever worn in my entire 31 years ALTOGETHER. And she reapplies throughout her workout. Crazy!

Meghan said...

People like that just crack me up. At least you've got some good people watching...free entertainment!

Geohde said...

How on earth can one work out properly in cashmere and sunnies?

Mind you I've seen people running on a treadmill in flip-flops.

It takes all kinds, I suppose.

Samantha said...

Sweating in cashmere, that's amazing! I don't even own any cashmere!