Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Survey Says!

by Kris Pitcher

Survey says: two out of three people in the gym will secretly compete with the stranger next to them.

The race is on!
This is true. I can tell you that I am two of those three people rolled into one. And likely, you are the other one competing. In fact, that's one of the things I really like about the gym we go to - there are lots of competative people working out. It creates great energy.

I can tell you I am paying attention to what you're lifting. Ladies, there are only a few of you I'm paying attention to and you know who you are. You're super strong and we're friends, and I'm not really competing with you. It's the guys I've got my eyes on.

First of all you guys are kind of grunting, so it's drawing attention. Then when I look over and you're lifting the same as me...it's like a train wreck I can't stop looking at. And it's on. We're competing. And you don't even know it.

If you did know it, you'd put more than one plate on that Hoist lat pull down. You wouldn't be grunting either. You don't hear me making a peep when I do my lat pull downs (with good form). Anyway, I realize I'm strong - but it's nice for you to validate it for me.

It happens on the treadmill too. Only I am not the one competing there. I do my own thing. But I've seen you all running, looking around at one another. You crane your head over to see how fast the guy next to you is running and the race is on!

So, it's human nature to be competitive in the gym. The survey confirms it and you've felt it too. Your secret is out...and so is mine! *Smile!

1 comment:

  1. When did you get to know me so well? lol :)