Here’s the story: It was Friday night and I was training a couple of College athletes. We generally use the University facility but it was closed for reno’s so we went to one of the local gyms. I have trained several HS groups there and have a good relationship with them. Tonight, however, they charged me triple for the drop in because there were only 3 of us. No problem, but I was a little choked since I have personally brought them over $2000 this past year.
Anyway, I go to the back to set up in the Aerobic room. It is huge, around 2000 sq. ft. I notice that the place is a disaster. Swiss balls, bosu, balance boards, and weights have not been put away. Even the platform where the instructor leads from is a mess. OK, I clean most of it up and set up my stuff. I also use the risers and platforms to do some plyo work.
We complete our workout in there with the plyo work and while the girls are getting some water and preparing to go to the weight room, I gather my stuff and put it neatly to the side. Remember, it’s Friday night, no one is there and no one scheduled to be there. I leave the risers while I get the girls set up with deads and squats. En route to the squat rack, a guy about my age and size walks by. I notice him not because he is older and well built, but because of the black spandex. (still causes gag reflex)
The next thing to get me going is the guy doing his curls in the squat rack. I maintain my composure in front of my athletes but am ticked.
After they are finished with this section, they move to do upper body work and I go to put away the risers/platforms. When I get there, I see that spandex guy as picked up the equipment, THROWN it randomly on the platform and is now doing crunches in front of the mirror with his wife/girlfriend. I am now officially pissed. I put the stuff away and come back to make some strong, yet non vulgar, comments, hoping for a confrontation, to aforementioned spandex dweeb, who says nothing (girl says she didn’t do it).
How would you have handled this?