so apparantly my gym adopted a new weight lifting aerobics class. but instead of bringing dumbells and what not in to the aerobics room, the class does 30 minutes of cardio and then swarms the weight section in droves, and like locusts on a wheat field, these soccer moms devour the weight stations with no gym etiquette at all.
i suppose they feel that since they are in a class, they don’t have to share the weights in the general weight room with other paying members?
they time their lifting so when suzie my husband works so i don’t have to is done with leg press, anna i’m lazy and fat but feel good going to the gym once a week is done with curls in the squat rack and they switch.
half the time, they aren’t even lifting, but standing in place and talking about everything from leaky faucets their “lazy husbands” havn’t fixed (who are at work paying all the bills so their fat wives can complain), to jimmy’s math teacher to the dog shitting in the kitchen, and they won’t budge if you ask to use the weights! they respond,“uh, we are not done yet.” then continue talking for five to ten minutes before doing any lifting.
you really have to watch these ladies and jump in on what you need the second a group finishes. the catty stares are incredible and so are the forced smiles and fake you are welcomes after sappily thanking them for allowing you to work in.
and the worst part, the gym managers and owners don’t even care! it is fucking ridiculous. i wonder what they would think if i walked in to the center of an aerobics class in the aerobics room and began deadlifting or powercleaning?