mcm wrote:i don't know if you are serious or not but i'd rather have my leg amputated than wear those.
they look like aqua-sox or whatever those shoes are that people wear in the ocean
mcm wrote:Boston wrote:honest question:
anyone have any specific fitness goals to start the year? Lose x amount of pounds, run x amount of miles, etc?
lose 15 lbs. Get a pair of running shoes that cures my shin splints. Complete Boston marathon.
1. Share. "If you see somebody using something you'd like, ask them if you can use it" or set up a rotation, said Luke Aduddell, vice president and owner of the Aspen Athletic Clubs, where he occasionally sees members get territorial. "You'll have some people who use only one certain treadmill, that's for sure."
2. Respect people's space. In areas for stretching, group aerobics or anywhere else that tends to get crowded, maintain a jumping-jack distance from the next person for the sake of safety and basic courtesy.
3. Pick up after yourself. Don't leave clothes or gym bags lying around the equipment, and make sure to re-rack weights after you use them. Just think: The person after you probably won't be nearly strong enough to handle them.
4. Wipe off the machines. Nothing's quite as gross as sitting down in a puddle of sweat, so grab a spray bottle and a towel to wipe off the equipment after you use it. And if you see someone else forget, politely ask them to do the same.
5. Smell nice. Breathable cotton clothing and deodorant are your friends. Get to know them.
6. Don't wear street shoes. The sand and grit your shoes pick up outside can end up in the treadmills, which eventually results in another Out of Order sign. Fitness World East's Tewell recommends changing into a pair of shoes that you only wear at the gym.
7. Use inside voices. Training requires concentration, and loud conversations on the gym floor can ruin a set of reps. Save long talks, in person or on your cellphone, for another time.
8. Keep your opinions to yourself. The only people who should correct someone's form are gym employees. Despite its setting in a public space, working out is a personal thing.
9. Ask for help. If you don't know how to use a piece of equipment, don't hesitate to ask a staffer to show you how. That's why they're there.
10. Cover up. Even if you've got it, don't flaunt it on the gym floor or in the locker room. Try to leave at least a little to the imagination.
lugnutz wrote:Our talk was brief but she seems cool.
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