Gym Addicts



Quite understandably, I only go to one gym- but I'm pretty sure that there's one in every gym in the country - a solitary woman perpetually sweating away on the running machine or the stair thing. She gives the impression that she's never actually stepped off it since you joined the gym last year. Whenever you go, she's there, still on the same machine, filmed in a layer of sweat, yet never seeming to actually lose any extra weight past the point that she has reached (an unattractive, wiry sort of 'Madonna' look, with very prominent rib cage) I often think about these 'gym addicts' and wonder if the gym staff ever approach them and say 'Look, you've done enough - just go home'

6 comments:

Gaw said...

I bet you wouldn't say that to her face. I reckon she'd easily duff you up.

worm said...

very possibly! Despite going to the gym 2 times a week for 2 years, I can still only manage 1 pull up :(

Brit said...

There's a woman made of wire and sinew permanently attached to the stair-climbing machine in the gym that I have recently quit.
She stares at herself in the mirror all day - her head looking absurdly large and wobbly on her stick body - but appears to have no notion of how repulsive she has made herself.

Gadjo Dilo said...

I've also seen Gym Lady around. Last time I saw her she was manning a stall selling motivational books at a Breathareans conference; and, unpleasently, was still wearing the wrap-around shades and the grim expression on her face.

worm said...

you went to a Breatharean conference Gadjo?? Now i'm intrigued...

and brit - so she goes to your gym too! This lady gets everywhere. Probably a good idea to quit the gym in the summer time, I often feel quite crap running along on my treadmill whilst the weather is so lovely outside

Susan said...

Your comments box says 'please talk to me, I'm lonely..' which is what these 'gym ladies' seem to scream out. They look as though they need a good plate of fish, chips and mushy peas, but I doubt even that would make them smile...