Always end with the good

29 Sep

One bad thing: in typical Abu Dhabi style, the gym of which I am a member has just implemented some enormous changes without really thinking through the impact of those changes. They seem, for example, to have given reciprocal rights to members of the Ladies’ Club which means that now all of those women come over for classes. The result is that the numbers of people at the morning classes have increased to completely unsustainable levels. I think it would have been more sensible to run more classes over at the Ladies’ Club because there just isn’t room in the studio anymore and it’s getting very rough and tumble as people jostle for position. I’m enjoying the classes less and less, and every day I find myself less inclined to return. I’m not entirely sure what to do about this, as my mental wellbeing rests absolutely on my attendance at those classes, and I am not at all sporty or athletic, so don’t know what I could do in their place.

One good thing: flickr has just been unblocked. Can anyone send me the user name of my account? It’s been so long since I used it, I can’t remember who I am!

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7 Responses to “Always end with the good”

  1. The Coffee Lady September 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    Just elbow them out of the way.

  2. fifi September 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    hang pork chops off your gym clothes.

  3. Mary Bennet September 30, 2010 at 5:23 am #

    Grr, I hate crowed gym classes, especially pilates where you go to clear your mind and relax which is impossible to do while trying to avoid touching three strangers. At my gym they pretend to limit class sizes by getting people to sign in but the instructors never actually turn people away.

    If it’s that crowded, the new people will stop coming.

    And didn’t you run up a tall building quite recently? That sounds fairly athletic to me.

    • ThirdCat September 30, 2010 at 7:11 am #

      yes, that marathon thing does give a strange impression of my abilities (and interests)

  4. Mary Bennet September 30, 2010 at 5:24 am #

    Ahem that would be “pilates to which”

  5. Mindy September 30, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    Hang in there, I think that there are probably a lot of ladies who are thinking that it isn’t worth it because the class is too packed. If you can hang on I reckon they will give up first. Then you can be fit and smug.

  6. suse October 2, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    On Flickr you appear to be both adelaide writer, and weird adelaide.

    I can’t comment on the sport thing.

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