Wednesday, September 14, 2011

All Things Being Equal - The Gym

by Kris Pitcher

I have always thought the gym to be a very unique place. Unless you stand out in the parking lot, it's kind of hard to tell who's who and even then the car you drive can be deceiving.

The gym is the great equalizer. It brings people from all walks of life together in one place. All ages, races, religions...people from different backgrounds and with different points of view. And once you're inside those doors, nothing else matters.

People don't really know exactly what you do for a living, or where you live, and they may or may not really care. But they care about you. That's the funny thing about the great equalizer, the people there care about you - not your stuff. Sure some of our friends at the gym know what we do, ask about our jobs etc. but that's the minority.

It's the thing that brings everyone together, the working out, the thing in common that makes it such a unique place. All the other components of our lives are left outside. This makes for a very simple and fun place to be.

If you think about it as a place of all things being equal everyone should feel comfortable at the gym. Everyone should feel like they belong, like they are part of something. Maybe our gym is just a special place, but I bet you know what I'm talking about. I've seen this in every gym I've been at.

Look left and then right the next time you're on the treadmill. Who's there with you? It's such an interesting mix, because it's the great equalizer!

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