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Gym Neighbors

There are a lot of weird people at my gym.

I think there are always weird people at gyms, and this one is the biggest one I’ve gone to so it stands to reason that there are more weird people there. Most of the time, I find weird people at the gym to be refreshing. It means that it doesn’t matter if I stare at the directions on how to use a machine for too long, or if I fiddle with the TV monitor on the treadmill for 5 minutes before I realize it’s not plugged in; there are always going to be people attracting more attention than me.

The most notable weird person at my gym is a woman who dances constantly. The first time I saw her was when she was coming up the stairs as I was going down. Instead of walking, she was “modern-dancing” her way up the stairs and into the weight room. She had no regard for me as I dodged her graceful arm movements. Then the other day I saw her on a treadmill, and she was standing on it sideways and dancing on it as it was moving. Maybe she’s on to some great exercise phenomenon. I’ll be on the lookout for her series of workout videos.

  •  Anonymous

    Your blog makes me laugh and I really enjoyed watching you on stage in Chicago. Best of luck to you and all your adventures!