Well, I had a free day today so I thought I would go check out some gyms around town. Unfortunately, I only made it to one and it was a nightmare!! The gym that I chose to go into was running a promo..no entrance fees, first month free and free tour and guidance to begin a program. At first I was very excited, it was a very nice modern gym with everything that I wanted. (variety of classes, pool, free weights, treadmills and bikes, etc)
I go to the front desk and talk to the receptionist telling her that I am thinking of joining their gym and that I would like to take the tour and have the guidance session. Up till this point there was a big smile on my face.. then I meet the trainer that was doing my guidance session and tour. As soon as she saw me it seemed that she was sick.. in other words disgusted about my size. We toured the facility and then went back to her office for the guidance session.
After I sat down in her office she asked me, "Why do you want to join our gym?". I replied," I am looking to get in better shape to help me lose weight." She then began to lecture me.. you have high blood pressure, you are fat because you eat too much, you can't exercise, your arteries are probably clogged etc.. I was shocked. I did not know what to say really. Then she went on to say that I could not join any of the classes, I could not use the treadmills because it would be unsightly and basically the only thing I could use was the free weights.. but then she made sure to insinuate I sweat too much with the comment.."you need to bring my own towel to wipe the sweat and smell off the equipment!" She said I would not be able to use the showering or locker facilities either.
She said she would not waste her time making me a training schedule, as "You will never follow it anyway!" was thrown in my face. I asked her, " So in other words you just don't want me here??" and she replied, " You disgust me!". At that point I got up and walked out of her office.
The manager and receptionist were at the front desk and politely asked me how my tour and session went. I was at a loss for words so I just kept walking and manager followed me into the parking lot. He asked me if I was going to join. I turned red around and said,"No, your trainer says I am to fat to exercise and that I am disgusting!" "Goodbye!"
You know the really sad part about this is my blood pressure is not high, it was getting close (145/83) so not so bad. This trainer totally wrote me off with out really finding out about me. She never gave me a chance. So it looks like I will be doing a lot of laps around the Jr high track that is right next door.