Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Bath Sports and Leisure Centre has my number.

I’m joining a gym.

I know what many of you may be thinking.

“Jessi, didn’t you try this once before at the Women’s Nautilus Club. Wasn’t that you who signed up for a six-month membership and went once, count ‘em once? Is this the same Jessi Gates who doesn’t like to run, doesn’t like to sweat, and has the endurance of a feverish sloth?”

Yes, yes, and yes.

It’s all true and don’t think these thoughts haven’t flitted through my mind as I’ve been contemplating this membership.

But, at twenty-seven, I think that it is high time I experimented with this crazy fad I’ve heard about called “working out.” And I have the time right now. And as a student, it is pretty cheap to join the gym. Plus, they’re haranguing me.

I went in last week to look at prices and plans with the membership guy, one of those intimidating Beautiful People who frequent these kind of establishments. He showed me around – it’s a really nice facility – and I filled out the little “interest” form and said I’d be back to sign up for real.

I didn’t go back.

Sunday, the membership department called me to ask if I was still interested in joining. “Yes,” I said, trying to noiselessly fold up the bag of chips I had been eating. I told them I’d come in Tuesday to seal the deal.

Wednesday morning, another call from the membership department. Although there were no accusations of being a flake, I know that my file says something like “SKIPPED APPOINTMENT” or “FLIGHT RISK.” I’m supposed to go in this afternoon, and if I bring my friend who’s a member, they’ll give us twenty quid cash back.

If they’re as persistent about my physical condition as they are about my membership, I’m going to be a Greek goddess soon.


Katrina said...

Ack! A gym membership!

"Way to Go Kevin!"

May you be sculpted and goddess-like before you know it.

Jenny said...

We will be in London - March 17-19 and staying at
The Travelodge Royal Scot
100 King’s Cross Rd.
London WC1X 9DT, UK
00 44 207 843 2600

Our free day is March 18th.
Let me know if you think we can see visit. Jenny & Tori