I've changed my gym. This one is called "Slimline Gym". This will be my 4'th gym
now. Admittedly, the names of these gyms have been pretty cliched : Image Gym,
Power Gym(Now Gold Gym), Juvenile Health Spa( Now Power Gym.I sat on the
owners head until he changed the name, It took me a long time to explain the
meaning of juvenile). So now the latest is Slimeline Gym.
My very first gym was Image Gym. It was a place where my friends and I would
religiously assemble each morning and have amazing workouts for our mouths as
we gossiped away. We really didnt know too much about working out. Often
some wise guy would come up to me and say " You're doing the exercise all
wrong, thats not the way to work your biceps!" to which I'd retort " Atleast I'm
working out some muscle arent I??" My friends and I thought that just by heaving
a few weights, we'd become huge and muscular. In fact, in a months time, I began
to feel huge and muscular, sneering at mere mortals who didnt lift weights. My ego
ruptured however when I visited my school and all my teachers told me I looked
thin and sickly. Apparently, just lifting weights wasnt enough. I did a lot of research
on the net. You had to lift heavy, lift proper, eat right and take lots of rest. None of
which I was doing.
My friend then visited Power gym and found it a lot more spacious, the equipment
wasnt old and rusty as it was in Image and the instructors had impressive
physiques. So we left image and came to Power (which we hadnt chosen the first
time because it looked like a "rowdy" gym). Power was a good place, but I
disliked going to Besant Nagar every day after college. So when they opened a
new branch in Adyar, I left Power. So now it was Juvenile Health Spa.
Some of my complaints against Juvenile Health spa are that its too small, getting
too crowded( which means I'm wasting too much time just waiting for equipment).
My biggest complaint however, is that the Pull Up's bar sucks. Its part of another
bench and I feel so uncomfortable doing the exercise I love the most. I cant move
up without banging and bruising my knees against the bench. The dips bars are
located on the same bench and everything shakes violently when I perform the
exercise. I guess the only real convenience this gym provided was that it was really
close to my place.
Slimline gym is spacious, has excellent equipment and there are always a few
trainers around to help you. Its all very professional. They also have some very
strict rules. What does tick me off though is that you have to work out in a T shirt
or shirt. You cant walk around in your banian. Also, you cant use the treadmill
unless you are on the weight loss program. Grrr.
When I had my first workout yesterday, the trainer told me I was doing the bench
press all wrong and I lacked balance. He treated me like I was a babe in the
woods. I was insulted, but you know what? He was right. I was doing it all wrong.
So I've decided to swallow my pride and try to get things right.
So lets see how this gym works out for me.