Health club that is. I’ve been getting back into a health club routine which my body sorely needs. After my workout today(upper body strength training), I headed to the whirlpool. I’m self conscious anyway getting into a bathing suit so when I arrived at the pool and found 5 men in it already, I must have looked like a deer in headlights. Thinking it might be a therapy session(the health club is affiliated with a hospital and has a physical therapy unit on site), I ask if I can join them or was it a private party. “Come on in! Just find a spot where we’re not and its all yours,” they chime in together.
I wondered why the 3 older men (70s) were lined up on one side facing the swimming pool. I turn and I see it…water aerobics and strength training class. There must have been 30 women in that pool (average age 50s/60s) plus the instructor. There was one man in the class who was obviously more brave than the 3 gentlemen in the whirlpool. Well these older men were in prime critique position. “Boy that instructor’s loud.” “Yeah, you can hardly hear the instructor of the other class. She’s nice and quiet.” It reminded me of the two men in the balcony on The Muppet Show.
I laughed at the fact that no matter what age, men still like to sit back and look at women. I wonder if any of them approached the ladies at the juice bar later. They could have already been spouses or “gentleman friends” but it was still enjoyable for me watching the men watch the women. Which breaks the cardinal rule of the health club–no people watching. But really, what were they to do–the ladies were right there in public in their bathing suits. Its not like they could look away!