Gyms and personal training

So I have a dilemma with exercise that I suspect a lot of people share: I’d ultimately like to have access to the facilities that many gyms offer, both the weights and the exercise classes, but the whole surrounding consumer setup is completely offputting to me. First of course is the price structure, where they take money whether or not I use the gym. Smooth, gyms, smooth. (Yes, I am aware that they make more money — I assume far more, given how bad it is for customer perceptions of their industry — that way. But I am not interested … Continue reading Gyms and personal training

Some fun for 2011

Things I plan to do! visit the Canberra area at some point, as we know several people there and want to spend more time with all of them. I’m currently thinking sometime in March. have someone(s) over for dinner several times, maybe every other month or so. join a gym. I realise this doesn’t fall under the category of “fun” in many of these lists, but YOGA CLASSES and maybe a chance to try pilates and maybe Zumba and free weights. I miss the pool already dammit. occasional shore diving, probably with a local-ish club (Frog Dive?). at long last, … Continue reading Some fun for 2011

How to improve public health

Discover or suspect that sedentary lifestyles are causing people health problems. Further discover to your shock and horror that people are doing this for such damaging inexplicable reasons as earning a living in an occupation requiring mostly/entirely sedentary desk work. Point out how easy it would be if people would just think a little and spend a bit more of their day exercising. Everyone wants to live longer right? People are so silly. It’s not like there’s some kind of counter-incentive encouraging them to do the job they’re paid for. They just don’t know how unhealthy it is to sit … Continue reading How to improve public health