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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Good morning crew,

The health club I go to has 2 floors (or 'etagen' to use the German word). The ground floor is occupied by the free weights, the weight machines, the racquetball courts, the basketball court, the pool and the locker rooms.

The second floor is occupied by the stationary bikes, the treadmills, the steppers, and the ellipticals. There is a big, two-flight staircase right in the middle of the gym that goes up to the second floor with a landing overlooking the weightroom so you can watch the muscle-heads curling manhole covers and bench-pressing truck axles.

Behind the stairs there is also an elevator. I assume they use it to move machines up and down when they need to be replaced, but I have also seen the cleaning people bring their vacuum cleaners and other equipment up and down in it.

I was there just the other day, heading up the stairs to put in 20 minutes on the treadmill, when I saw a young woman in workout clothes getting on the elevator.

I didn't think anything of it until I saw her get off on the second floor. She walked over to a stair-stepper, climbed on and began working out!

My question is; what is the logic? Is it some kind of female thinking that I don't understand? Why take the time to stand and wait for an elevator, in order to avoid climbing 20 stairs, so you can get on a stair-climbing machine?

I'm seriously starting to think I'm the one doing something wrong.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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