Upon arrival, I estimated about 15-20 personal scattered throughout the room on various body equipment. I noticed that I was the youngest person there; everyone else (by the looks) was ranging from late 20’s to early 50’s. The first significant aspect that I always realize is that there are more males than females, typically a 4:1 ratio. The diversity of race/ethnicity was noticeable but not really a concern towards the atmosphere of the gym. Before I started the observations I did run on the treadmill so that the gym visit wasn’t a total waste. Afterwards, my observation was done in the corner with the mats, while I stretched for twenty-five minutes.
“click”, “BAHHHHHH” ,“HELP!”, all of these sounds are just as common in the gym as the clanking of weights. The snap of a picture, the yelling of a powerlifter, and the call for help from an inexperienced lifter are all heard within the first few seconds of stepping into a crowded gym. Some people believe that a gym is nothing more than a dirty room full of girls trying to get in shape, sweaty meatheads, and a variety of other stereotypes such as “tornadoes” (people who leave the weights messy) and “accessorist” (someone who spends more on their accessories than their gym membership). Believe it or not, there are a decent amount of truths behind these stereotypes and there are an unlimited number of different types of people you encounter at the gym. Part of the joy in going to the gym is the
In today’s busy world, it can be hard to find the time to even think about one’s fitness, let alone actually do anything to maintain it. The average person has school, work, family, pets, and many more distractions in their life to ensure their fitness is left on the backburner. However, when the thought of exercise does eventually enter their mind, the thought that often comes forefront is that of the gym. The concept of a gym is simple, populate a building with the necessary equipment for a variety of physical activities, attracting people who want to get that perfect body or even just get back in shape. However, many people who have never frequented a gym often come up with a plethora of reasons not to go.
My assignment is to write a critique paper on the facility named “Planet Fitness”. Planet Fitness is a gym that labels itself rather as a “fitness club” that aspires people of all ages, weights and heights to come and hit the gym. Planet Fitness promises a judgement free environment, allowing for even your most introvert and shy gym goers to enjoy their workout without feeling self-conscious because of other gym attendee’s opinions. On the workout floor, their facilities are equipped with mostly cardio machines, with some weight machines and an abdominal exercise area. Within the locker rooms, they come well equipped for serving mass amounts of gym goers at a time. The locker rooms include showers, sinks, and toilets, urinals in the male locker
Purpose: To convince the audience that, a grade of gym should not be counted, as it might affect the overall grade for the majority of students.
Surprisingly, about 5 million people in the U.S. regularly accept the burden of driving and using gas to get to a gym to run on a repetitious, monotonous machine known as the treadmill. This means these people are neglecting the overall simplicity of running outdoors. Clearly, the majority decides running on a treadmill with valid reasons. However, you will be convinced that the undervalued choice of exercise, outdoor running, is more advantageous than the treadmill. Running on a treadmill and running outdoors are both superb options for exercise to develop cardiovascular strength and endurance. They both involve running which is the most common way to receive a workout. Although treadmills are the new breakthroughs in the fitness industry and are considerably convenient, outdoor running should be the ultimate choice for exercise because of its numerous health benefits and various exercise conditions.
I developed a character to be a representative of the main audience for my essay by taking the characteristics of individuals observed in McComas’ weight room and combining them into one persona. Based off of this, the persona is a male Virginia Tech college student who is familiar with the weight room and the concepts of body building. He is in good physical shape, and wears typical gym clothing, such as gym shorts, sweatpants, t-shirts, or wife-beaters. He has long-term experience with the majority of the weight and machines found in McComas’ weight room, and falls into the category of “serious lifters,” rather than just an occasional gym-goer. He is very perseverant in his work out regiment, and has a focused mindset.
Title: The title of the book is Blink Once. The title doesn’t exactly fit with what the book is about, but I do have an understanding as to why the author might have titled it Blink Once. That being that before you know your life can change right before your eyes.
When I was trying to find the makeup and looked for help I found the only African-American sales person was a male, so I did not approach him for assistance with makeup. The only customers I spotted were European-American and Hispanics. While checking out the cashier I had was African-American and when I explained the assignment to her the response I received was good luck with that. I asked her about finding the items and she looked at me smiling and said probably won’t find that stuff in this store.
And 22 percent of those students landed in the top 25 percent of their graduating class, while only about 5 percent of black students who didn't participate in the exercise did that well. At the same time, half of the black test subjects who didn't take part in the exercise were in the bottom 25 percent of their class. Only 33 percent of black students who went through the exercise did that
Fitness is in. The percentage of people belonging to health clubs and gyms has doubled over the past 20 years. More growth is expected, fueled by an aging Baby Boomer generation in search of eternal youth and the reality that regular exercise can prevent or control diseases that are driving health care costs relentlessly upward. The 24/7 fitness opportunity is the newest model of fitness centers today.
A majority of people tend to object to exercise during the adolescent years because the individual is in the early stages of life where they are not fully developed. Exercise is not simply made for its look-good, feel-good sensation that it provides; it is positively correlated to longer life expectancies, which we associate to healthy lives. One of the most important businesses to help out with exercise are the health clubs that are increasing in popularity as time goes on. The gym industry thrives off of their clientele, who pay, on average, fifty-eight dollars per month for membership, where thirty-nine of those dollars go to waste from under utilization (Gym Membership Statistics). The hours of operation that the gym is available forto
I will have two groups both containing 5 people, in total 10 people all are males, one group contains people who practice an aerobic exercise on a daily-basis (soccer and basketball), while the other group contains people who do not practice an
Because I have used a gym before, I was able to put together a list of criteria for my new gym very quickly. With the help of online blogs, the experience of my friends and my past experience I was able to make an evoked set of gyms quickly. I visited both potential gyms (evoked set) and made my final decision based on what I felt on the day. See Figure 3
Moving from one place to another is a necessity for almost every living organism. Whether it be sliding, walking, jumping, crawling, or flying, movement is bound to happen sometime. Humans like to move from place to place quickly without doing any work. Since running is work, humans generally avoid it if possible. There tends to be some unfavorable expression like a grimace or a sigh accompanying the quote, “I think I have to go running.” Although hated among many people throughout the world, the positive sides of running can be enough to turn the lazy into the hardworking. Running is an excellent choice for physical and mental enhancement because it keeps one active, relieves stress, and is a good self-esteem booster.