Author Topic: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym  (Read 6325 times)

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012, 08:24:56 PM »
I noticed that back when I was in 7th grade, and my bike commute took me past a gym.

The worst part is, once they drive there, they go inside and pay money to walk on a treadmill!  In good weather!!

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 11:44:32 AM »
Sounds like maybe there's a market for a product that allows you to work out in your car. Huge rubber bands with handles might do the trick. Bonus for exercises that require a sunroof.

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2012, 03:33:54 PM »
Sounds like maybe there's a market for a product that allows you to work out in your car. Huge rubber bands with handles might do the trick. Bonus for exercises that require a sunroof.

The Flintstones really were on to something, weren't they? :)

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2012, 04:39:56 PM »
Don't forget Brazil's Bike Bus:
http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/rios-bus-bike#!/

Now you can enjoy the scenery and cover some distance while riding a bike!

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2012, 05:06:20 PM »
That would be mega-awesome if the bikes POWERED the bus.

But then the trainer would have to pedal backwards.

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 06:03:46 PM »
That would be mega-awesome if the bikes POWERED the bus.

But then the trainer would have to pedal backwards.

I snorted into my coffee.

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2012, 06:24:46 PM »
I will admit that I drive to the gym 2x a week to ride a bike or walk on a treadmill.  Or swim in a pool (do I get a pass for that one?)

But the only time I really have to work out on those 2 days is at 5:30 am, and it's dark out.  I don't feel safe walking outside in the dark at 5:30 am, for many reasons.

I walk to do my errands on the weekend though.

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2012, 04:14:49 PM »
Well, just to make you feel better, I'll admit we've been driving to the gym too.
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I always use the equipment I don't have at home, and usually take a group class as well (I can't motivate myself to do high intensity aerobics for more than a couple minutes otherwise)

I was working out with my free weights at home, but my SO found she couldn't get in a good workout with all the distractions available at home, and we were able to get a joint membership for $60 a month (no contract).
I bike there sometimes, but she won't because she says the hill (its a big hill) hurts her knee.  So, if shes driving anyway, I may as well go with her.

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2012, 04:39:20 PM »
It's been around the internet for a while, but here you go:

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2012, 12:00:48 PM »
Reminds me of the ultra high end gym in our town that boasts valet parking!  Some friends were invited to join so they rode their bikes over to take a look.  The valet was clueless about what do with the bikes while they were given "the tour" (really "the pitch").

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2012, 02:48:23 PM »
I had to check twitter to see how common this was.    Turns out lots of tweets about it.   My personal favorite from 5 hours ago

samantha cowen ‏ @samcowen
There's something warped about being stuck in traffic on the way to gym. Like I should have run there.I'll think about it in the lift.

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2012, 10:48:14 AM »
Found this circulating on the interwebs and the book of the Face.

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Re: All the people sitting in traffic to go to the gym
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2012, 09:24:29 PM »
This is a joke I always tell people:

Why do people try to find the closest spot in a gym parking lot??