Katie and I recently visited a local municipal rec center using some free passes from my sister. It was encouraging to see so many people (young and old) exercising. The experience, however, reminded me that I am NOT, nor will I ever become, a regular rec center/exercise club person.
If the weather dictates that I cannot ride, I prefer to either run outside or ride inside in the privacy of my house, listening to my own music (not on headphones), and not being subjected to watching either soap operas or Roger Clemens' bloated self testify before a Congressional Committte about Major League Baseball's steroid scandal. I couldn't care less.
If I am going to delve into the world of exercising with weights, I also prefer to do so at my own house for all of the above reasons...and because whatever chemicals that lady uses to obsessively clean off the weight machines every 10 seconds truly scares me. I'd rather take my chances of catching the superbug, thank you very much.
And is it a rule that personal trainers at places like this have to take themselves way too seriously? Just wondering.