Reflection Paper On Gyms

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Gyms all over are starting to see more and more people enter their doors to try and get healthy. With the gyms becoming more used by the public, could there be a slight shift in who we are seeing exercise. Wanting to observe my environment, I decided to work out for a couple of weeks to join the experience and possible adopt it myself. My plan of action was to go to the gym three days out of the week for the time period we had to work on the paper. Not always being able to do that with other classes in the way, I at least got two to three weeks in of going to the gym. The experience was something that I have never done before in my life. I’ve never been the one to want to go to the gym or even workout. In middle school I did play tennis …show more content…
Until freshmen and sophomore year of high school, I ran track but I didn’t take it serious at all. I basically just did workouts and supported at the track meets, some kind of track player right. Walking into the gym you will see the front desk people happily waiting to greet you. Having to interact with them to get access to the gym, I greet them with a smile. They ask how I’m doing and I tell them I’m doing great, responding with a warming smile, they hand me a water bottle to get something to drink in. The space of a gym is really open and spread out. You will be able to see dozens of machines in nice arrangements sorted out everywhere. People will be scattered to different corners, doing different warm-ups or training. But doing a closer expectation I noticed that there really wasn’t a lot of athlete looking people there. I was seeing normal everyday people like me their working on getting healthy. One time I even went with a group of my friends who wanted to get fit for the summer time. This made me start to think about why everyone else was in the gym. I explored this idea more in depth by going around and speaking with some of the other …show more content…
He was doing bench presses where all the weight machines where located. His appearance screamed macho man, with a white beater on, you could see his bulging muscles pop whenever he did a set of weights and increased them. Approaching him, I greeted him like any other person and asked if he had time to talk about his reasons for being in the gym. He willingly agreed and we began our conversation. “The gym is a place where I can relieve stress, look good for girls, and possible find a date.” Darrian’s reason for being in the gym was one I didn’t really expect but made plenty of since. Who is in the gym? People who work out, and if you’re working out then you will look good and good looking people like good looking people right! So why not find a date where you know good looking people will be. This perspective brought a whole new side of thinking to me for reasons why people are working out. On the surface it may seem like it’s just a group of people who are obsessed with having the perfect body but really underneath there are multiply reasons why people may be in the gym. As we continue talking I see a huge group of dudes enter the gym and start to run around together. Curious to why they were doing that I asked Darrian if he knew who they were. He told me that they were the baseball team working out. That was the first time in the weeks that

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