“I Teach You”

So here I am trying out the condo gym to get myself into shape. I’ve been in a runt recently, and nothing feels better than working out ( well a few things do). As I’m doing my set, a big muscular guy walks in, does his alpha thing and crush the machines, then just sits there and stares at me for a bit. Mind you I’m still working out and ignoring him. Once he was done observing me, he walked over and said “No no, I teach you”. He had a thick Russian accent, and had a hard time formulating what he wanted me to do in words, so he’d just show me.

Machine by machine he showed me how to properly use them, how to effectively breath in and out to maximize my lifting, and what weights I should be using. In short, he schooled me and became a temporary trainer. I definitely learned a lot from him, and could see improvements in what I was doing immediately. I asked him what he did, and how he got to be knowledgable about this. He said he was a soccer coach and that he did this as a routine.

When I used to go to proper gyms, no one ever corrected me when I did something wrong. Not even the trainers there. Here in this simple condo gym, this guy goes above and beyond to help me out. Gyms need more heroes like him.

I’ve recently put myself up to the challenge of not listening to music in any social setting that’s usually deemed not social at all. Places like the bus and gym are the major ones for me. So, what happens when you go to the gym and want to exercise to good music? Well, here’s the list of songs that got played today at the gym:

  1. S Club Party – S Club 7
  2. Oops I did it again – Britney
  3. Larger than life – Back Street Boys
  4. Some Rihanna song
  5. I like it – Enrique
  6. Hollaback girl – Gwen Stefani
  7. Some disco song
  8. Some Britney song
  9. No clue what this song was
  10. Get down – B4-4
  11. Genie in a bottle – Christina Aguilera
  12. Some Katty Perry song
  13. Some Christina Aguilera song

A few words describe my mood the entire time: What the flying fuck is this shit. I couldn’t tell whether the people in charge of the music were trolling us members hard, or whether this music is supposed to get me so effin angry that I can lift more weights. Hopefully better music next time, otherwise my challenge needs to end. I’m sure some members would agree with me, but I also know a lot like those songs so meh. 

My new band crush is Say Hi. Specifically Elouise, and Let’s Talk About Spaceships. Music’s just so very, very, personal eh. From Say Hi, to The Beatles, to Opeth; I just can’t put a label on my music taste.