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    Strength through Joy

    I apologize for the thread title, it's in poor taste. It's meant to evoke regimented forced leisure activity with health overtones.

    I have, today, for the first time, joined a gym.

    The gym's brand motto is "Strength & Fitness", so they have pretty much the same approach as the thread title suggests.

    I shall report back. I've been especially requested not to post photos.
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    Last time I joined a Gym, about a week into the program, they refunded double my registration fee, and gave me a discount card for one of their competitors.
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    Re: Strength through Joy

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    Last time I joined a Gym, about a week into the program, they refunded double my registration fee, and gave me a discount card for one of their competitors.
    I please no..................one can only hope the gym in question keeps our esteemed Spot busy, and so, away from any BBC articles that he might reed (For heavens sake)
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Strength through Joy

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I apologize for the thread title, it's in poor taste. It's meant to evoke regimented forced leisure activity with health overtones.

    I have, today, for the first time, joined a gym.

    The gym's brand motto is "Strength & Fitness", so they have pretty much the same approach as the thread title suggests.

    I shall report back. I've been especially requested not to post photos.
    Good for you! I used to work in a gym, European Health Spa--one of the largest in the country. I worked at 4 of the 5 in the Pittsburgh area and helped to open this one in Scarsdale, shown in the link. It was exactly like the one in Monroeville where I worked primarily, minus the live Bengal tiger, Brutus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAP View Post
    Good for you! I used to work in a gym, European Health Spa--one of the largest in the country. I worked at 4 of the 5 in the Pittsburgh area and helped to open this one in Scarsdale, shown in the link.
    Then you may advise me on how to conduct myself.

    I have always thought the gymnasium was a place where one engaged in philosophical discussion, interspersed with being oiled and massaged prior to intense bouts of naked wrestling.

    How this assists with weight loss I'm not sure but I'm prepared to give it a go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    I have always thought the gymnasium was a place where one engaged in philosophical discussion, interspersed with being oiled and massaged prior to intense bouts of naked wrestling.
    spot, I think you need a wife.

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    Re: Strength through Joy

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Then you may advise me on how to conduct myself.

    I have always thought the gymnasium was a place where one engaged in philosophical discussion, interspersed with being oiled and massaged prior to intense bouts of naked wrestling.

    How this assists with weight loss I'm not sure but I'm prepared to give it a go.
    I'm not sure how those bouts of naked wrestling could assist in philosophical thinking but hey! give it a try and if it works, let me know. I do remember parties with our instructresses and instructors and some of the gals got thrown into the pools, oh but that was with their clothes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnneBoleyn View Post
    spot, I think you need a wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Then you may advise me on how to conduct myself.

    I have always thought the gymnasium was a place where one engaged in philosophical discussion, interspersed with being oiled and massaged prior to intense bouts of naked wrestling.

    How this assists with weight loss I'm not sure but I'm prepared to give it a go.
    I never met any philosophical types in a Gym. The closest to a philosophical discussion I ever witnessed in a gym was a discussion on the finer points of Steroid consumption, and the advantages of Elliptical over the Treadmill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    I never met any philosophical types in a Gym. The closest to a philosophical discussion I ever witnessed in a gym was a discussion on the finer points of Steroid consumption, and the advantages of Elliptical over the Treadmill.
    Elliptical sounds sort of philosophical.

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