It’s funny the relationship one creates with a gym they like. I know I’ve mentioned my love affair with the gym I joined a couple months ago. What I didn’t realize until being away is how much this gym has become a part of my life. Sure I hang out there (read: bug and annoy them) all the time. But, it goes beyond that. I am my best me there because they all push me. When Smiles took us on the tour of the gym, he said everyone there got along and it was like a family. I didn’t believe him. But it is. It’s like one big, happy (albeit sometimes incestuous [the stories I could tell on that but won’t for fear of retaliation in the form of torture during training sessions…]) family.
What made me realize this and be kind of sad about missing them all for so long was joining the gym in Wyoming and doing a personal training session today. The gym up here is small and very nice. The owner, who is also the trainer, is also very nice. But, it was just so different. Her workout was fun. I got to throw weighted medicine balls and do some other fun core workout stuff. (I did tell her that her workout was more fun than Gun Show’s.) But, sometimes different is not better. I got away with too much. I could easily distract her. And if I got tired, I just stopped and took a break. She didn’t scold me. I was almost expecting an immediate “What are you doing?” Followed by a “Come on! Let’s Go!” GS stays on me. My arms could seriously tear out of the sockets and I’d get a kick to the wheelchair and an exasperated “Let’s GO!” (Ok, if we’re being honest here, sometimes I do take breaks just to annoy him. But, he knows it, which is why he doesn’t show me any pity.) I was also almost expecting a “Why is she taking a break?!” from Ninja Trainer. (Ninja Trainer is not my trainer, but he’s one at my gym. And from what I hear, he’s a beast who feeds on the tears of his clients. But he’s also a ninja because I won’t even see him, but I’ll hear a “Why is she taking a break?!” or “Thumbs!” and it’s like…where the heck is he and how does he know?!)
So, while today was fun and it was good to be working with a trainer because I just do workout better when I am not alone, it made me miss my gym family back home.** I do have a feeling that I will be sore tomorrow though. I’m not saying she went easy on me. Because she did make me work hard and do a ton of crazy core stuff. It just wasn’t the same. And I’m a creature of habit.
**Please remind me that I said this when I am home and my ass is getting kicked by GS for all my sass and being away for so long.