I feel extremely lucky. I LOVE going to the gym. On the days that I don’t go, I miss it. Terribly. One of the first things that I did when I moved out of my parent’s house in the Bronx and into my first apartment in Manhattan was join a gym. My mom urged me to wait, but I couldn’t. I’ve been a gym rat on and off ever since.
Last week I rejoined a gym that I had belonged to a couple of years ago. As I walked into the class, I passed by many familiar faces. I recognized most of the teachers, trainers and other gym goers. It was really nice. I felt at home.
However, I did notice one thing. Everyone looked the same! I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but it made me wonder. Can anyone really change their body at the gym? I know I basically look the same, although lately I have been working out harder than ever, so I do have more muscle tone. But I doubt anyone else would really notice. I bet some people have lost a lot of weight or were able to train for a marathon or something along those lines. I’m just nosey and would love to learn more about people’s motivations, successes and failures.