Hi all, this is the increasingly expanding Bill.
I never thought I’d be the type. The type that gets up at 5.30am to go to the gym. Or who gives up time at the pub after work to go to the gym. But alas, after too many beers after work, my doctor has finally convinced me that it’s time to give up the smokes and pizza and get into a gym.
So I’ve never set foot inside a gym. Without having done so, everything I’ve heard from friends and colleagues, and everything I remember from high school suggests that I hate jock culture.
So I’m looking for Canberra’s least confrontational gym or health club. I don’t know if I’m dreaming – but what I, and many in my situation need is a complete absence of pretension, of jocks, of yuppies, of any sort of judgment whatsoever.
For the purposes of what might be a useful resource in a society increasingly aware of obesity, it might be nice if people suggested any particular features that the gym has – for example, I’m interested in gyms with a swimming pool, and with access to a personal trainer to get me started. Others might be interested in other features.
I’m prepared to travel pretty much anywhere in Canberra to at least check out the right gym.