Typical touchy feely hr people to call a gym a “wellness centre”. It really should be called “portal to a torture chamber of hell and pain”. This is the attitude I’m taking in to my assessment at the gym tomorrow, where they will put me through a series of tests to figure out my fitness. I can already tell them it’s poor – I don’t need the humilation of riding a bike until I throw up. Even a guy I know who is pretty fit exclaimed when I mentioned I have an assessment.

My motivation for this pain? Primarily to fit back in to my favourite threadless t-shirts I’ve purchased over the years. Oh and it’s free. I don’t have a reputation for sticking to sports related things, so I’m hesitant to believe that this could be a long term thing, especially as I’m more in to actual sports than exercising without a winner. At least there are tvs in there to keep me occupied. That reminds me – I need to put a workout playlist on the ipod to drown out the noise of the trainer screaming “1 metre is not a workout!”

Wish me luck, I’m going to need it at the 7am this horrible thing is scheduled for. At least only the dedicated people will be there at that time. Oh wait, that makes it worse!



9 thoughts on “Wellness Centre

  1. Kel says:

    You’ll be fine, you big girl. No doubt they would have TV’s, they’re everywhere in Gyms these days. Didn’t you hear about fitness first advertising plastic surgery on their special Fitness First channel? Nice one.

    But as I write this, my butt is killing, my thighs are aching, and I can’t lift my arms above shoulder height. Why?? I did my own personal training session last night, and Thursday is my recovery day so I’m used to it now. The best thing is that you can come home, and whinge enough to Pauline that she will take sympathy on you and cook you dinner!!

  2. Flyingbrick says:

    I feel your pain Amy. I too do personal training sessions and by the end of the hour long class, my trainer changes her name from Wendy to b*tch hahahaa. Seriously though, you will feel much better for the excercise (And I’m sure despite the pain, Kel will agree to this). The thing I notice the most after a couple of weeks of excercise is not the fact that training becomes less painful (It doesn’t!), but the fact that the time of recovery from the training lessens.

    Not only that, but I have also noticed that other things within me are changing slowly as I try to maintain some sort of fitness regime. These include feeling more confident, feeling less likely to be in bad moods, a sense of achievement, and also the feeling that things can be achieved, even if they are a little slower than I would probably like, but its definitely there.

    So, those are the things to look forward to over the next few weeks/months/years :).

    Happy training!

  3. ChrisL says:

    Wish I’d stuck it out in the Gym. Would have made the walk on the wall a heck of a lot easier. I can just imagine you all buff, strutting around work with your new “reward” pair of adidas/nikes and a plethora of new T’s. Saying things like, sorry can’t do lunch have to do 100 crunches and 10k’s on the bike.

  4. Flyingbrick says:

    I aint buff trust me! LOL!

    Walking on a wall would be difficult for anyone fit or unfit. Would be kinda difficult to avoid falling off the wall. I applaud u for being able to do this haha.

  5. amyo says:

    I don’t think I’ll be gyming at lunch, so we should still be able to continue that. However, it does raise the question when I will go to the gym. Apparently before 8.30 is busy, just after is dead, lunch is horrible, 1.30 is when everyone else in the team goes and after work is horrible.

    But at least I didn’t die doing the test. A 10 minute bike ride with a heart rate monitor certainly made me sweat but I actually felt better afterwards.

  6. Kel says:

    go to work early and do some work, go to gym and then go back to work??? benefits of showers in the gym

  7. Anonymous says:

    I think you should go on weekends – that would fit in nicely with my social planning at work o(-_~)o

  8. dbee says:

    yeah..tis hard to find the time. Since I’m NOT a morning person, I go after work and actually look forward to it..kind of a bit of stress release. I accidentally called my personal trainer a personal ‘drainer’ the other day ..haha!! quite fitting yeah 😉


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