Crowded Classes

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Crowded Classes

We all know that popular exercise classes draw the crowds and you have to be careful where to position yourself. If you don’t arrive on the earlier side, you can expect to be wedged in a corner, cramped in the back of the room or squeezed next to someone who you may crash into when the class gets going.

Who needs this kind of anxiety when you’re going to work out? There’s nothing worse than taking an exercise class and bumping into the person next to you. Talk about getting you out of the moment…seriously, if you’re centimeters away from making contact with someone’s cheek when you do the leg lifts then YOU’RE TOO F**KING CLOSE.

Because I’m venting here, I obviously haven’t mastered the exercise stink eye. There is a woman in one of my classes who always stands in the same place (d’uh…it’s the front mirrored wall) and protects her territory with, I’LL BURN A HOLE IN YOU BITCH exercise stink eye if you get too close to her.

How come I can’t do that? It’s almost as if I’m saying, “Go ahead, put your ass in my face, everyone else does”. Last week I practically had one foot out of the room. 

The easier route here would be to choose a less crowded class or,  I could grow a pair of exercise balls and sign-up for the summer stink eye tutorial.




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  • sheryl June 29, 2011 at 11:21 am

    …almost as bad is the person who comes into the class late (consistently) and insists on making herself comfortable wedging tightly in between people who are already settled (and showed up on time)!

  • Debi June 29, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Which is why I don’t do “classes” if I wanted someone to see me at my worst, I’d stand in front of my picture window naked…..have done that too . But I exercise by myself and love it because it gives me , me time and think time as well. Enjoy your over populated classes and hope no one cracks a rat near you !

  • Helen June 29, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Exercise stink eye!

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