I was once a gym fanatic. I would go to the gym religiously, at least five days a week.
Then I moved to New York and I never signed up for a gym membership again. I tried out a few, but finally settled on the most incredible yoga studio in the West Village (it’s called Modo — and I’m obsessed!!). But why the trade? Well, there are a couple of reasons… but the main reason is that it feels like a scene, a little too superficial to me. Everyone is watching everyone out of the corner of their eye, comparing themselves to everyone else around them. Or worse, they’re checking their own bodies out! Not my thing.
When I workout, it doesn’t look pretty. I sweat and go red, but I know that means I’m really getting something out of it. I’m never worried about makeup or sweat patches, and I don’t have the spare energy to be measuring myself against everyone else in the room. I’m just hoping I make it through while visions of Karlie Kloss’s body spur me on…
Are there real gyms still out there, where people are more worried about fitness than how they look?? Or have you traded in your gym membership too?