Gymming and Gymmers

31 Mar

Have been going to the Gym for the last 6 months now. It started as an exercise to get junior to go but instead I ended up being regular whereas Mr. Junior weaseled out on account of “a lot of work  to do in college..assignments etc…” which is basically an excuse for “I am too lazzzy…”.

Anyhow going to the gym has been a good experience. Not only do I get to work out but also do my favorite “observing” people thing…

The Young Turk – Comes 2 days at the beginning of the month and towards the end of the month. Runs a zillion km on the treadmill..doesn’t break a sweat..bloody jock !!!

The Wanderer – spends his time walking around in the gym making useless conversation..occasionally does some warmup

The former athlete – You can see that he was into some kind of minor sport at some time, he still has that swagger of time gone by..

The “I am going to be Married soon and need to lose weight” guy. Also called “I have an interview in 4 days and I need to lose 80 kilos”

The watcher – plonks himself at the workbench and watches other people exercise and hope he loses weight

The follower – Follows different people on different days and does the same exercises as them

Mr.Bean – Annoying feller who always is using the exercise machine that you want to. He watches what you are doing, knows where you want to go next and makes sure hes there… yesssss Mr. Bean is real.

Mirror Mirror – The guy who comes in and spends the first 10 minutes warming up in front of a mirror..occasionally checking biceps and tummy (one same and one increasing).

Which category am I?

Well…with all humility, I must say that I am one of those very few people who go to the gym and essentially exercise and ensure that I do none of the things above.



7 Responses to “Gymming and Gymmers”

  1. rads March 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    LOL! :-))
    Don’t we love categories? So much fun. Such awesome spots for people watching.

    Btw, I like the fact that slowly all of us oldies are coming out of our hibernation. Usha is out too. So Yay! 🙂

    • Vijay March 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

      Thanks Rads… among the group, you have been the most consistent (multiple blogs to boot)…

  2. Nalini Rao March 31, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    Vintage Vijay !!!!

    • Vijay March 31, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

      Nalini..thanks… No visits to Bengaluru?

  3. Shwetha April 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    How about the ‘Self Conscious’ category – The kind who have been forced to gym and are too self conscious to exercise in public 😀

  4. My3 April 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    I fall into the, I-need-to-lose-80-kgs-by-next-week category :D. It is fun. Also, we have many people who socialize while the other runs on the treadmill. Gosh, they can chat up your ears with their socializing!

  5. Zia Haque November 9, 2014 at 4:53 am #

    Wondering if anyone from the 72-75 batch is active. I was in the same back as Subba Rao, Gautama, Achar and the two brothers – Raghuram and Gangadhar. Also remember Kashinath and Ramakrishna

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